The Tao of Economics

Mar. 6, 2017 by

John Cochrane, the libertarian economist from the Hoover Institution at Stanford, has recently commented on a blog posting from Russ Roberts, one of his colleagues.[1]  Roberts’ post argues that economists

A Flutter on Trump

Jan. 31, 2017 by

I am not much for betting, but I thought it could be fun to put some money on Trump not serving out his first term.  (I was thinking impeachment or

Where’s The Outrage?

Jan. 10, 2017 by

Whenever a failed CEO is fired with a cushy payoff, the outrage is swift and voluminous.  The liberal press usually misrepresents this as a hypocritical “jobs for the boys” program within

Third Debate

Fantasy Debate (The Third Debate)

Oct. 27, 2016 by

I said that I would follow up the third presidential debate with another Fantasy Debate.  I even planned this time to feature “Pseudo Johnson” as the sane participant.  But after

Brexit Merkel Germany

Finger Exercises (Part Three)

Oct. 11, 2016 by

This will be the last of these “catch up” postings featuring drive-by comments on multiple issues.  After this, I will return to my normal format. Car Crash My girlfriend is

Finger Exercises (Part One)

Oct. 2, 2016 by

After a lengthy trip to British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and seemingly endless jetlag, it is time to get back into the blog the way a pianist warms up. 

Random Observations

Aug. 28, 2016 by

Tyler Cowen Tyler Cowen is an interesting guy. His day job is teaching economics at George Mason University, which has one of the leading free-market programs in the country.  He

The Milwaukee Riots

Aug. 21, 2016 by

This is nauseating. The riots in Milwaukee started on August 13th when 23-year-old African-American man (Slyville Smith) with a lengthy police record was shot and killed by an African-American police

And Then…Depression Set In

Aug. 14, 2016 by

This title, a quote from the Bill Murray character in Stripes after a particularly rough day, continues the upbeat tone of my last blog.  If you read the news, then

Obscure Public Enemies

Jul. 3, 2016 by

I would like to introduce a new periodic feature of this blog, the OPE (Obscure Public Enemy) [1].  This will highlight a little known person whose quiet influence is matched