Free markets are not to be blamed for the Great Recession. On the contrary, its origins rest upon the deep government and central bank intervention in the economy. Through fraudulent mechanisms, this causes recurrent boom and bust cycles: bad policies create phases of irrational exuberance, which are then followed by economic recessions, a result [...]
I’ve become a fan of CNN’s “The Next List” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It’s on Sundays at 2:00 pm ET. Each week they feature someone who is somehow changing the world, or will change the world, in a positive way. This week it was Dale Dougherty who started Maker Faire, a kind of science fair, [...]
I’m a big fan of Howlin’ Wolf, the legendary blues man from Mississippi (1910-1976). His recordings of “Smokestack Lightening”, “Back Door Man”, “Little Red Rooster” have become part of the American songbook. What I like about him is his sheer, raw, powerful, very big voice. He was a man and sounded like it. At 6’6″ [...]
This article comes from the City Journal, a publication of The Manhattan Institute.
“Greed Is Not Good”
By Nicole Gelinas
A new film takes the measure of post-millennial Wall Street. 28 October 2011
Using a tool that earnest Zuccotti Park protesters lack—precision—first-time writer and director J. C. Chandor has produced a devastating critique of pre-2007 [...]
I thought you might enjoy these photos my father took of the Boston area harbor after the Great New England Hurricane hit in 1938. These are of the Savin Hill Yacht Club area on the harbor (near Dorchester). Boston had about 100 mph winds but was relatively unscathed.
OVERDOSE: The Next Financial Crisis
This movie on the causes of the financial crisis was produced in Sweden by Henrik Devell, directed by Martin Borgs, and narrated by Johan Norberg, a Senior Fellow at Cato Institute, and a prominent libertarian and frequent guest on Stossel. It is very professionally done and entertaining. You can see [...]
David Mamet has apparently been “outed” as a conservative. Actually he came out with a book:
Hats off, indeed. Now Mr. Mamet has written a book-length, raucous coming-out party: “The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture.” (If only the Voice editors had been around to supply a snappier title.)
Hear him take on [...]
It’s finally here. I’ve got tickets. For a look at how the movie was made see this article at Reason.
I don’t mean this to be an advertisement for Mercedes Benz, but this video of their new SLS AMG Gullwing is just too cool not to put up. Michael Schumacher does a barrel roll in a tunnel.
I want one. I’ll need about 250 of you to subscribe to this blog at $1,000 apiece to [...]