Monthly Archives: March 2013

Reason & British Common Law Trump Ideology In Cyprus

The thinking throughout both the U.S. and the entire Eurozone was simple yet dreadfully misplaced:  enforcing market discipline on both bank creditors and bondholders would risk contagion.  The politicos throughout both systems remain extraordinary weak in both their underdeveloped fortitude … Continue reading

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Moral Arithmetic: The Dilemma

The dovish monetary position staked out by team Bernanke since late 2007 will temporarily obscure the negative effects of deficit spending, it will ease the political pressure of both Houses and the President.  In effect, the Fed has permitted itself … Continue reading

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The Liberal Insurgency: Ludwig von Mises

Anyone who survived the social experiment of the Weimar Republic knows a thing or two of the intrinsic contradictions that underwrite Keynesian thought. No one possess greater insight into these matters than Ludwig von Mises. Here’s a quote from “Human … Continue reading

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Socialists at the CBO: The Craft of Keynesian Economics

Monetarism defeated Keynesianism. Period. But you would not know that from the bean counters that work the CBO (Congressional Budget Office).  These Keynesians are the most astute fellow travelers one can imagine.  Any brief look at how the Federal Budget … Continue reading

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Lenin’s Train: A Prostrate Russia, An Exhausted Near East & Nuclear Iran

What does a 1917 train ride from Geneva financed by German partisans portend for the Arab Spring? Lenin arrived at his Finland train station in 1917, where he quickly advanced a militant atheist, Socialist utopian agenda on an exhausted Russia. … Continue reading

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Iraq: In Retrospect

The canard that Iraq was a poorly conceived, executed endeavor that proved harmful to strategic U.S. interests is an insight that may be historically if myopically correct, yet completely misplaced.  Gone is the mention of numerously failed U.N. Resolutions; Saddam … Continue reading

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The Autopsy on the GOP Failure

John Podhoretz got it right when he exclaimed that the GOP’s autopsy report is group think disguised as sober insight.  By having failed in November 2012, the GOP has exposed a perennial intellectual weakness which will be fatal if not … Continue reading

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Team Obama In Israel: The Charm Offensive, The Makeup

I think a cynical view of team Obama’s motivation for an Israeli engagement is justified. This man and his views have no love for the strategic environment from which the Israeli’s live.  After losing numerous domestic political battles, the press … Continue reading

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Sinic Cynicism: Floating Pigs & Pollution

Whenever “The National Peoples Congress” meets we should expect that serious political, social introspection be hampered in the interest of demonstrative unity. While the Chinese political class continues to hum Kumbaya, many noted the 6,000 floating pig carcasses that continue … Continue reading

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The Mind of Obama

What does Obama seek? He wants unimpeded reach the last two years in office. How does he achieve this? He continues his failed ‘charm offensive’ beginning in Israel, hoping to win midterm elections.  My thoughts on this maneuver won’t inspire … Continue reading

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