Politics (page 975)

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    The housing crisis and the Mises solution

    Here is an excellent discussion of the many solutions to the housing crisis, all of them disasters except this one. Ludwig von Mises explained that one government intervention leads to an endless succession of interventions to deal with the effects of the first and subsequent interventions. Ultimately, it comes…
    Michael Sanera, November 4, 2011
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    How Keynes and Hayek will shape the 2012 presidential race

    If you think the debates between John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek would interest no one but economists, author Nicholas Wapshott offers a different perspective. In this snippet from his hourlong Hayek Lecture at Duke University Thursday, Wapshott discusses the impact of the Keynes-Hayek debate on present-day American…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    ‘The nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth’

    Ronald Reagan used those words to describe a “government bureau,” and he could have used them to describe a government program as well. The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers more evidence of that fact as it outlines the difficulty a Republican president would face in trying to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    All about him in 2008, but in 2012? Not so much

    Sure, he was going to reverse the oceans’ rise. He was going to be the one. He was going to help put all that partisan bickering aside. The 2008 election was all about Barack Obama. But as the president campaigns for re-election, Bloomberg Businessweek suggests that…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    Ninety-nine percent agree with this guy?

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek offers a profile of David Graeber, one of the instigators of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Graeber is a 50-year-old anthropologist—among the brightest, some argue, of his generation—who made his name with innovative theories on exchange and value, exploring phenomena such as…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Media outlets have tended to cover the Occupy movement as a left-of-center version of the Tea Party Is that an accurate characterization?. Jon Ham dissects the coverage during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John Hood reacts to Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger’s recent comments about…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Patrick Michaels of George Mason University and the Cato Institute about his recent book, Climate Coup: Global Warming’s Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives. Jon Sanders’ guest Daily Journal delves into a recent presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2011
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    Send In the Chinese!

    On the front page of the New York Times* and the Chronicle of Higher Education today is a story about Chinese students in American universities. Much of the story is about the troubles that both sides are having with the relationship: the Chinese are sometimes getting ripped off…
    Duke Cheston, November 3, 2011