This is what I see on the day before the election. Romney simply hasn’t got the electoral votes to wins unless the polls are completely wrong. Yes, they have been wrong in the past, but both Pew and Rasmussen, the most reliable pollsters, put Obama ahead. The result will be the “same ole’” thing: Republicans [...]
This is a piece I wrote for a local newspaper, edited slightly for the blog. — JH
This is the political season, the every four year binge when our politicians pay billions to stay in power or to get power. Drive around your fair city and count the lawn signs. Turn on your [...]
The controversy over the “Buffett tax” on “millionaires” and “billionaires” continues since my post, “The Obama Plan To Increase Poverty”. The media have been full of interviews and commentary about this. The President continues to hammer away at his claim that the lack of wealth redistribution is a “drag on the economy.”
The issue is [...]
Jim Rogers on the state of the world.
On the eve of the President’s big job speech, Gallup came out with more data that adds to voters’ unease about employment which is translating into negative numbers for the President and the Republicans. Their data suggests that unemployment is worse than what the BLS states:
The continued — though not pronounced — decline in [...]
It is a rare occurence here when we publish an opinion from the Wall Street Journal, but the Journal’s Stephen Moore got everything right in this piece:
Why Americans Hate Economics
In university classrooms—and especially the Obama White House—fancy theories of macroeconomics defy basic common sense.
Christina Romer, the University of California at Berkeley economics [...]
Apparently the President is asking 10,000 Americans to sacrifice themselves to the welfare of the country. In his speech today he discussed cutting back tax breaks for rich Americans who own jets. According to the Wall Street Journal there are 10,000 jet owners in America. He also mentioned cutting back on subsidies for big oil [...]
Like most pragmatists he can say one thing and do another.
I’m trying to figure Barack Obama out. He says that he has an open administration and that he is willing to work with everyone to see “what works.” Yet in his Inaugural Address he says the debate about large versus small [...]
It Takes More Than Good Intentions To Make Government Work
“There are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is [...]