Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Currency wars

What’s going on with the US economy is crazy enough, but people here are focused on the domestic impact. However, other countries have something to say about it too. That the dollar must get weaker is not too controversial, but … Continue reading

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Optimism or Pessimism?

How to interpret the following 3 items? http://pajamasmedia.com/eddriscoll/2010/10/30/video-riding-the-peace-train/ The Democrats continue to embarrass themselves and alienate ordinary Americans — discouraging that they’re so awful, encouraging that they’re so clueless. The ironies are rich here as Driscoll points out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TSiJ2Gp058 Bill … Continue reading

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A Harvard economist criticizes the “stimulus”

Here: http://www.realclearmarkets.com/blog/519.pdf This economist, Jeffrey Miron, shares all the mindless liberal economic assumptions that might lead an otherwise sane person to believe that massive increases in government spending were a sensible response to the economic crisis, but even he can’t … Continue reading

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USA Political prediction

Having spent much of the last month staring at data from election polls, I am convinced that the Republicans will easily take over the House, but the Senate looks like a 50-50 tie (though WV CA CT and DE are … Continue reading

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PC: The Cultural Antichrist

Another good speech from the H.L. Mencken conference: http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/untimely-observations/pc-the-cultural-antichrist/ James Kalb explains the religion of Political Correctness. I had already understood how modern environmentalists have made “Green” a religion, but this is a different modern atheistic religion which is even … Continue reading

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Derbyshire and Sailer speak

Here are transcripts of two speeches from last weekend’s annual conference of the H.L. Mencken club: http://johnderbyshire.com/Reviews/PoliSci/menvsman.html http://vdare.com/sailer/101024_mencken_speech.htm I’ll have more to say on these in the comments. The entire conference will eventually be available in audio form here: http://www.hlmenckenclub.org/HL_Mencken_Club/Home.htmlContinue reading

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