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President Obama–the same President Obama who is allegedly engaging in “class warfare” and supposedly out to tax “job-creators”–has announced a plan to “lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 28%.” Read all about it. One thing to keep in mind before arguing about what this plan means is that it is a plan that […]

Yesterday I happened to see the movie Fitzwilly starring Dick Van Dyke and Barbara Feldon. For what was basically a simple romantic caper, it was surprisingly well-done. I’m about to spoil some elements of the plot, although it’s not one of those movies that you can’t enjoy if you know the plot. Dick Van Dyke’s […]

Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism, writes this about the Jan Brewer finger-wagging controversy: “[G]iven the liberal overreaction to this incident, you’d think the governorship of Arizona outranked the presidency, or that Obama was a beleaguered civil-rights activist sneaking into Arizona by cover of night, and not the president of the United States touching down […]

Mark Steyn, conservative pundit, writes in National Review: “The Left endlessly trumpets its ’empathy.’ President Obama, for example, has said that what he looks for in his judges is ‘the depth and breadth of one’s empathy.’ As he told his pro-abortion pals at Planned Parenthood, ‘we need somebody who’s got the heart — the empathy […]

I sometimes feel sorry for politicians like Mitt Romney or John Kerry who are accused of “flip-flopping”. After all, if you receive new information, or simply think a little longer, it may be that you have no choice but to change your assessment. And sometimes, you don’t always make it clear what brought about the […]

 “[Thanksgiving’s] essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”–Ayn Rand, quoted. by Debi Ghate in Capitalism Magazine. “Thanksgiving is as close as we get to a nationalist holiday in America […]

“[W]hat I used to respect was not really aristocracy, but a set of personal qualities which aristocracy then developed better than any other system . . . a set of qualities, however, whose merit lay only in a psychology of non-calculative, non-competitive disinterestedness, truthfulness, courage, and generosity fostered by good education, minimum economic stress, and […]

Economics blogger N. Gregory Mankiw passes along the tale of students walking out of his introductory economics course, in solidarity with the “Occupy” movement. He also links to two letters in the Harvard Political Review, one against his class, the other in defense of it. Of particular note is this passage from the defense, by […]