Jim Manzi: Keeping America’s Edge – National Affairs


The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our short-term worries, and behind many of today’s political debates, lurks the […]

Capitalism and Climate Change – by Dick Morris


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How the free market is reducing emissions without growing government.

Edward Lazear: Stimulus and the Jobless Recovery – WSJ.com


With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway. How much of this was a result of government programs? To evaluate this, it is important to understand what constitutes a recovery. There are three developments needed to restore the economy to its prior vibrancy. […]

Jobs or Snow Jobs? – by Thomas Sowell


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Destroying jobs while creating other jobs does not get you very far — except politically.

The Black Caucus War Against Obama – by Dick Morris


Waters Bank Aid

The height of hubris: the left-wing of the Democratic party thinks it can afford to fight itself.

Chart of the day, hours-worked edition Felix Salmon


October 2nd, 2009
Chart of the day, hours-worked edition
Jake is on fire with employment charts this morning in the wake of the atrocious payrolls report. This one in particular is new to me, and extremely sobering:
Even at the worst points of the worst recessions of the 1970s and 1980s, never has the number of hours worked [...]