Posts from September 2012

Preparing for the Debates

The polls are tight and fluid. The election is approaching. Karl Rove said he thought a lot of the electorate is waiting for the debate to make a decision. Both candidates are prepping themselves. But I think the press is …






Breakfast Links

I thought Watergate was the worst scandal I had seen. The cover up showed how big government and groupthink work. Utter disregard for the intelligence of the public. Until the way the Obama administration has treated the terror attack on …






The Coming Recession

David Malpass has an article that echoes what I have been thinking. We are headed for another recession. James Pethokoukis has come to the same conclusion. The reason for the faltering economy is as plain as the nose on your …






Breakfast Links

Octoberfest is here. California is going under. Free phones. Where do people get their news? The Bclund Roundup Pork Powerhouses Polls are tight in Pennsylvania, even with the skew. This is what the nation’s strongest gun control laws get you. …






Some Predictions If Things Hold Steady

It’s an election year. Polls are all over the place, but Intrade right now predicts an Obama victory. But in my opinion, the world economy, and US economy have a lot of headwinds. World GDP output isn’t exactly stellar. World …






Breakfast Links

Obama lied, people died. Really, they did. Libya is a total clusterf***. Amazing how the mainstream media turns their heads. Oh, and he is trampling individual freedom worse than Bush ever did. And Bush compromised some individual freedoms. The film …






Skewed Polls

There is a lot of talk about the polling data we are seeing today. Polls are all about statistics. If you understand stats, then you can also understand how they can manipulate them. For example, global warming statistics were hyper …






Medinah Number Three

The Ryder Cup is at Medinah Country Club this weekend. They play it on Number 3. Medinah is such a huge club that it has three 18 hole golf courses. Originally, the number three course was the ladies course. But …






4 Ways To Reform Tax Code For Growth

There is a lot of talk about taxes these days. That happens when you have a 16 trillion dollar budget deficit and the highest government spending to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio in history. Turn on the news and there …






Breakfast Links

Timmy Geithner advocated for Citi instead of the taxpayer. Crony capitalism at its finest. Vote them all out, but first, change the administration. Game show hosts political proclivities. Ryder Cup week here in Chicago. Facts about the stimpmeter. Greece and …






Interview with David Booth

Wow, blockbuster interview with David Booth from the Illinois Policy Institute. Listen closely. Very interesting. “It’s all about people”; “You can’t have freedom without capitalism.”; Wide ranging interview on the state of the US. Booth’s name is on the University …






Germany Slows Down Traders

The German government is going to pass a bill that enforces a whole lot of rules on high speed traders. HFT has been debated recently in many government chambers. The US, France, and Great Britain have each taken up the …






One Solution to the Higher Education Bubble

If you have sent your kid off to college to try and gain an little knowledge you are acutely aware of the costs of educating that child. Costs have skyrocketed for many reasons. 1. Government subsidies-when subsidies are instituted, you …






Breakfast Links

It’s Yom Kippur. If you are Jewish, have a spiritual day. If you aren’t, it’s the Festival of Immediate Seating. Old pit joke. Article on new techie neighborhood in Chicago. Years ago, there was a Yom Kippur War. Egypt attacked …






Meaningful Tidbits of Information-Job Creation and Bain Capital

Was in some conversations with many people yesterday. One of the interesting tidbits of information that I received was this fact, 1% of the companies in the US create 40% of the jobs. That is a meaningful statistic. The conventional …






Breakfast Links

Dark Pools, the threat to the marketplace. Romney actually has a seven point lead in the polls today, according to this source. Obama full of crap as usual on 60 Minutes. As usual, the reporter doesn’t call him or challenge …






How To Foster Economic Growth

This ties in with the theme of many posts on this blog. The one that got Rick’s attention was The Virtuous Cycle. We can improve the economic climate in America. The hard concept will be getting government out of the …