Reflection on an Election

(I apologize in advance if some of these paragraphs run on.  My limited computer skills do not allow me to put divided paragraphs in bullet points.) In no particular order, here are my thoughts: The greatest irony of the election … Continue reading

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Fantasy Debate (The Third Debate)

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 reading the transcript and seeing how little substance was covered, … Continue reading

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Fantasy Debate (The Second Debate)

The most frustrating thing about watching the debates is wishing that Economic Man were on the stage.  I have made this request to the Commission on Presidential Debates.  They have responded in a letter that included the words “snowball,” “chance” … Continue reading

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Finger Exercises (Part Three)

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 threatening to stop talking to me until after November 8th.  … Continue reading

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Finger Exercises (Part Two)

The Republicans Aren’t the Only Broken Party A major meme of this election cycle is that the rise of Donald Trump proves that the Republican Party is broken.  I am not totally convinced of this and, even if it is … Continue reading

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Finger Exercises (Part One)

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.  With some finger exercises. Therefore, in no particular order… The … Continue reading

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Random Observations

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 is also the director general of the Mercatus Center, a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Speeches (Part Two)

In the first part of this posting, I said that Donald Trump has laid out a “know nothing” economic policy.  But no one can accuse Hillary Clinton of this.  She knows exactly what each of us needs in every aspect … Continue reading

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The Milwaukee Riots

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 officer while fleeing from a stopped car with a stolen … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Speeches (Part One)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…. Since we are talking … Continue reading

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