Monthly Archives: June 2009

Explaining Cap and Trade

On Friday, June 26, 2009 the US House of Representatives narrowly passed a “cap and trade” bill (219-212 votes). Cap and trade is a relatively simple concept that is both theoretically and practically sound, provided that (1) there is a … Continue reading

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Media Wrong on Iran

The media is currently having a feeding frenzy reporting about the post-election demonstrations in Iran. There is talk about the fall of the Iranian regime in favor of a western-style secular political system. This is the same media that gives … Continue reading

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Advice for Republicans

There is no question that the Republican Party is in big trouble.  Trounced in the 2008 elections, the Republican Party has neither the platform nor the leaders that appeal to a majority of the electorate.  As the GOP has tried … Continue reading

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Government Motors and Pravda

Government Motors: A few months ago, Herb Peter, a friend of mine, wrote a letter to the editor of our local newspaper referring to General Motors as “Government Motors.” I thought it was clever. Last Monday it became official, as … Continue reading

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