Daily Archives: May 10, 2012
Former JLF intern Travis Fisher (now working as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)) has a great article on the website of the United States Association of Energy Economics, where he argues that the coalition of political interests behind the new utility MACT rules are an example of what is known inContinue Reading
David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the upsets and squeakers among this week’s legislative primary elections.
In this Cato@Liberty post, Tad DeHaven writes about the recent vote in the House that preserved the Economic Development Administration. All the Democrats and 104 Republicans voted against a bill to get rid of it. We’re borrowing about a million dollars a minute, but our so-called representatives can’t even dump one wasteful agency?
Professor Steven Horwitz uses his Freeman column today to discuss the importance of F.A. Hayek and in particular his observation that a liberal society is means-centered rather than ends-centered. “Liberal” society? Yes, but not the way the word is misused in our everyday political parlance. Hayek was a liberal in the old European tradition —Continue Reading
… you’re tore out of the frame starting email and social-media campaigns and drawing up petitions over UNC sports being broadcast on the same radio stations that carry Rush Limbaugh but aren’t upset at all over rampant academic fraud, unauthorized grade changes, absentee instructors, 54 suspect classes, and so forth in an entire academic department throughContinue Reading
Could be, which would put a new meaning to the “don’t tread on me” theme made famous by the Gadsden flag. Seems that the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing whether the eastern diamondback rattlesnake should be declared an endangered species. The big and highly dangerous pitviper can at least in theory beContinue Reading
George Will‘s latest column attempts to push back the frontier of ignorance surrounding the impact of new taxes. In 2010 … Congress, ravenous for revenues to fund Obamacare, included in the legislation a 2.3 percent tax on gross revenues — which generally amounts to about a 15 percent tax on most manufacturers’ profits — fromContinue Reading
Expert election number cruncher Michael Barone uses his latest column to explore the notion that President Obama’s re-election is inevitable. Some analysts still claim Obama has a lock on the Electoral College. They look at his 365–173 margin in the Electoral College in 2008 and argue that Romney will have trouble peeling enough states away.Continue Reading