I supported McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012. Unlike the sorry bunch in 2012, I got to admit, the GOP candidates for 2016 are shaping up to be the best in years. The GOP candidates for the 2012 election were pretty terrible. Ron Paul and Rick Perry both oppose the federal reserve, and Ron… Continue reading Some Thoughts on the 2016 Campaign
Beta Males may be more conservative than previously thought as evidenced on sites like Reddit and 4chan that champion beta males who are pro-gun, pro-science, pro-gamergate and pro-free markets, while shunning liberals who want social justice and equality. Although alpha males can be conservative, a surprisingly large number of them are liberal. Look at Obama…through… Continue reading The Beta Male Conservative
Six years later and with no end in sight, the biological determinism bull market rages on: With the S&P 500 at another historic high, it’s time to give thanks to the people and things that helped make it possible, as well as thanks to the greatest contributors of the economy. But before I get to… Continue reading As Stocks Keep Going up, HBD is the Future
Krugman the bearded wimp decries the “enormous intellectual failure” of modern economics Actually, economics and economists did a pretty good job, especially post-2008. As we explain earlier, economists and policy makers don’t necessarily need to be able to predict crisis; they only need to have the tools to keep crisis as brief and contained as… Continue reading No, Krugman, Economics Didn’t Fail. You Failed.
Economically, nothing has changed between 2009 and now. Five years later, we still have the headlines of ‘slow growth’ and ‘fed uncertainties’, the same libs complaining about wealth inequality and the soft labor market, unending quarters of blowout profits & earnings, economic data that keeps being better than expected, huge consumer spending, falling treasury yields,… Continue reading Immigration and Politics
In the six years that have followed the bank bailouts, fed doubters have egg on their faces as the US dollar and treasuries post huge gains. To quote Joe, policy hasn’t been perfect, but we’re seeing how smart the U.S. was to ease aggressively early and hard. That’s just one of many reasons why you… Continue reading The Last Question, Part 2
Part of what makes the WSJ interesting yet infuriating to liberals is how they treat billionaires as experts at everything, besides their fields of business, and, without hesitation, will publish whatever crosses a billionaire’s mind in the op-ed, in addition to the usual columnists. The NYT, on the other hand, likes conventional, safe ideas by… Continue reading The Last Question
The American family makes $200 more a year than it did in 1989 From Josh Brown: The naysayers have a point when talking about the unfairness (or incompleteness) of the economic recovery. For many people, there really hasn’t been one yet. For the bottom 80 percent of income earners (almost the whole country) or those… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Healthcare
US Dollar heads for best run of gains in 17 years If anything, this huge rally in dollars and plunge in treasury yields means we need things that will increase liquidity and risk taking such as more QE and tax cuts . There is so much demand for the safe haven of US dollars that… Continue reading Pro Growth Policy Ideas
Is the smartest generation, the millennials, when matched by age, more conservative than most generations in history, including the babyboomers? The problem with studies that purport baby boomers to be more conservative than millennials is that they are not matching by age. Yes, baby boomers are more conservative, but that’s possibly because they are older,… Continue reading Could Millennials Be More Conservative Than Previously Thought?