Strong Economy Bodes Well For Neoconservative Resurgence

From politico: The strengthening economy — and an improving government fiscal picture — has already transformed the political conversation in Washington. The kind of federal debt and deficit scolding that helped drive the tea party movement to power is now significantly less potent. While the…

2014 – An Awful Year For The SJWs

2014 has been a terrible year for the social justice warriors, and it just keeps getting worse. Let’s take a look at recent SJW defeats: UVA Rape Scandal (Rolling Stone story quickly debunked, SJW coalition takes irreparable credibility hit.) Gamergate (Overall internet consensus favors the…

Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

From Ycombinator’s Paul Graham, Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In This agrees with an article awhile ago about how in a meritocracy, as epitomized by the USA, we should not limit our labor options. I give the example of a hypothetical string theory…

The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression

Found this gem on Amazon that somehow eluded my attention until today, The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression In The System Worked, Drezner, a renowned political scientist and international relations expert, contends that despite the massive scale and reverberations of this…

The Obama Boom? More Like the Bush Boom

From Slate Magazine: The Obama Boom Should Republicans congratulate President Obama on a job well done and leave it at that? Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Having come of age in the late 1990s, when the American economy was the envy of the world, the…

2014 Year in Review – Much like 2013

2014 was a year you could have sleptwalked through without really missing anything. It was a year of minutia amplified by the megaphones of media manufactured outrage and fear. Putin invading Crimea was supposed to be World War 3. Ebola was supposoed to the next…

Why There is No College Bubble

Finally someone tells these college bubble heads to put up or shut up: I’d like to take this opportunity to triple-dog-dare Peter Thiel For years, the left has insisted that college, like the stock market and housing, is a giant bubble that is on the…

Countering Bearish Arguments

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m emphatically bullish about America, its economy, and the stock market. To bet against America means betting against the best and brightest individuals that comprise it. It means betting against Web 2.0, high-IQ people, MIT & Caltech, competent…