10/21/2008

Wall Street Journal video: A Liberal Super Majority



A video version of The Journal's editorial of the same title published in the past week. We can only pray that these predictions do not come to pass.

10/14/2008

Video: Rare Julian Simon interview (Part 5 of 6)

From the PRC Forum. Check back here tomorrow for the last part in this series.

10/13/2008

Video: Rare Julian Simon interview (Part 4 of 6)

From the PRC Forum. Check back here each day for another video in this series.

10/12/2008

Video: Rare Julian Simon interview (Part 3 of 6)

From the PRC Forum. Check back each day for another in this six-part series.

10/11/2008

Video: Rare Julian Simon interview (Part 2 of 6)

From the PRC Forum. Check back daily for the next video in the series.

10/10/2008

Video: Rare Julian Simon interview (Part 1 of 6)

From the PRC Forum. Check back daily for the rest of this series.

10/02/2008

Why the bailout is bad for America

My sentiments exactly. From Dan Mitchell at Cato via Don Boudreaux via Carpe Diem:
  • The bailout is bad for the economy.
  • The bailout repeats the mistakes Japan made in the 1990s.
  • The bailout will increase corruption in Washington.
  • It rewards executives and companies that made poor choices.

The bailout will encourage imprudent risk in the future.

Bottom Line: When government tries to redistribute wealth from rich people to poor people, it causes economic damage by discouraging productive activity by the most successful and by discouraging productive activity from those who are lured into government dependency. The proposed bailout is even more pernicious. It would redistribute wealth from poor people to rich people, and simultaneously encourage reckless behavior by recipients and impose an immoral burden on those that behaved responsibly.

I don't doubt that there will be a bitter pill to swallow if there is no "bailout", but the country will be better off in the long run with the preservation of a somewhat purer market economy.

WSJ video: What the Democrats said about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Video: The financial crisis in the Democrat's own words

Another instant classic.

10/01/2008