Every once in a while I’m reminded in stark terms why I’m not a market trader, why I don’t consider even the most sacrosanct economic “laws” as nothing more than generic guidelines, […]
Candy: 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Democracy & Elitism 2: performance elitism vs privilege elitism, and why the difference matters
Part 2 in a series. “Elite” hasn’t always been an epithet. In fact, if we consider what the dictionary has to say about it, it still signifies something potentially worthy. Potentially. For […]
What if — Obama logic applied to presidencies past
Now don’t get me wrong, I like Obama and think his best days are still to come. But his administration has so far been a strange collection of backtracks, waverings, retreats, retreads, […]
The Motor City's Burnin'
Today, the executives of the Big Three return to Washington to pitch their case for federal assistance. Presumably they will not be blundering into town on corporate jets. Whether they will walk […]
You just heard a Ronald Reagan speech from a president of France. It was an almost out-of-body experience for all of us. â€” Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after French President […]