Terrorism…

Jun. 18, 2017 by

(THIS WILL BE MAY LAST POST FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS.  RETURNING IN JULY) This is the face of terror.  It is three losers from the council estates of East London,

The UK And French Elections

Jun. 13, 2017 by

The UK Vote The Year of Voting Recklessly, to borrow from Bret Stephens, continues. As of this writing, the UK still does not have a government, although it looks like

The Economics of Believing

Jun. 2, 2017 by

Economics is everywhere.  You just have to know where to look.  Like at the cathedral I recently visited in Portugal. Many of you probably heard of “Pascal’s Wager.”  This is

Another Fruitful Exchange

May. 23, 2017 by

I have done this before.  When I have an exchange with a reader that allows me to riff on some useful topics, I sometimes do the lazy thing and reproduce

Adieu Trump

May. 21, 2017 by

I was going to write a piece about how the Democrats and the media are goading Trump over the Russia issue, and how Trump is dumb and egotistical enough to

Macron and Other Offshore Topics

May. 9, 2017 by

Emmanuel Macron has handily won the French presidential election.  Now comes the hard part: trying to “govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?” (to quote Charles De

The 100 Days of Sodumb

May. 6, 2017 by

So much has been written about the first 100 days of the Trump administration that I will try to keep my comments brief.  But I already know that I will

Healthcare and Free Markets

Apr. 28, 2017 by

One of the most successful propaganda efforts of the Left is the myth that we have a “free market” healthcare system in America.[1]  This is followed by the claim that

Public Sector Unions

Apr. 17, 2017 by

I occasionally try to get an opinion piece published in The Wall Street Journal.   It never works. Even when I write something that is totally in line with the WSJ’s

Corruption Around The World

Apr. 14, 2017 by

Some developments on the corruption front. In South Korea, we have recently seen the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the leader of Samsung, on charges of bribery.  We have also just