The Eight Dingbats and Economic Stagnation

There has been much uninformed talk of economics lately as the eight Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination run around Iowa and New Hampshire crying about how jobs aren’t been created in the economic recovery and that the recovery in...

George W. Bush: The New JFK?

President Bush, having spent trillions of young people’s dollars on the prescription drugs of old people, now wants to throw billions at an expanded space program. Now you won’t find a stronger advocate of space travel than myself. Space travel represents...
Random Thoughts for January 2004

Random Thoughts for January 2004

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some people’s jobs will allow them to be important only by being a pain. Politics is the art of making your personal desires seem like the national interest. One of the people I am glad I trusted is someone who got angry and...
Taliban Lite: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Taliban Lite: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The New York Times reported this week: Afghan Council Gives Approval to Constitution: In a carefully balanced wording, the country will be renamed the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, combining democracy and religion. There is to be a system of civil law, but no law...
“Save Manufacturing Jobs”

“Save Manufacturing Jobs”

“Manufacturing jobs” has become a battle cry of those who oppose free trade and are sounding an alarm about American jobs being exported to lower-wage countries overseas. However, manufacturing jobs are much less of a problem than manufacturing confusion....

A Nation of “Hamburger Flippers”?

It might have been Ross Perot who first used the expression that America is turning into a nation of “hamburger flippers,” in reference to the decline in good paying manufacturing jobs replaced by low-pay service sector jobs. Here’s my question: If...