From: The Market Ticker By: Karl Denninger I’ll be damned. Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to … Read moreWell Well Mr. Obama, The American People “Get It”
From: The Future Tense The Dark Side Of QE: The Next Chapter In Our Story I am about to tell a story with a very happy beginning and a very sad end. Unfortunately, it happens to be the story we are living in today, but because we are still in the happy part of … Read moreThe Dark Side Of QE: The Next Chapter In Our Story
One of my favorite fables reminds me of the way America used to be not really that long ago: a nation of ants. Here’s a quick summary: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool … Read moreThe Ant and the Grasshoppers
Typical of any election year, taxes have been a front and center issue. Flat tax, fair tax, 9-9-9, end the IRS, “the rich” paying their “fair share”… we’ve heard it all. A new plan I’d like to propose is one that clearly segregates the natural sovereignty of the individual, the state, and the nation. The … Read more50 Laboratories of Taxation
The state of California today passed sweeping new automobile regulations today in an attempt to reduce pollutants & greenhouse gases. These regulations include: a requirement that one in seven of the new cars sold in the state in 2025 be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle. a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid … Read moreClean Air Regulations: Thoughts on Practicality
Obama gave his State of the Union address last night. It was filled with the usual glowing remarks about accomplishments, and grandeois visions of a utopian future which will (thank goodness) never come to fruition. In terms of the economy, the President tried to paint a picture of slow but steady improvement. He made no … Read moreNew Math: State of the Union Speech 2012
With the debt & deficits gaining more attention everyday, focus in the Republican primary has to a large extent been on how to trim the size & scope of the federal government. Rick Perry proposed cutting three cabinet level departments: Commerce, Education, and Energy. Not to be outdone, Ron Paul went further, proposing cutting five: … Read moreWhat Would You Cut?