"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Friday, September 30, 2011

As the World Ages

ARnold Kling points to a new article on how aging populations will affect the world, especially Mexico and the United States.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Last Outlaw

Alex Marvez talks to Stan Hansen.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Iron Man

William Shatner debuts his version of the heavy metal classic.

Moneyball and the Military

National Review says defense spending cuts could help the Pentagon.


Steve Sailer reviews it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Take It with a Grain of Salt

The left says there's no such thing as a war on salt. But Lucy Steigerwlad notes that there real position is that the

moment something is proven or suggested to be harmful by enough experts, to resist heavy-handed regulations (or to fear them) is to be anti-science.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Bayonne Bleeder

Chuck Wepner will be the subject of a new documentary and, maybe, a movie staring Liev Schrieber.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hagler vs. Leonard

A look back at that fight, with interviews with many of the people involved. I remember thinking Leonard lost. i don't recall him being such a bitch.

Regime Uncertainty

Economist Don Boudreaux explains what prolonged the Great Depression and the Great Recession.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pakistan Isn't Really on Our Side

Steve Sailer explains why we have been ignoring that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Groupie (Superstar)

This song is credited to Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell, but I've read that Delaney actually wrote many, maybe all, of the songs credited to Bonnie. He let her have the credit because he had a music publishing deal he didn't like.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Was Nathan Deal Right to Can the State Climatologist?

Master Resource, a conservative site dedicated to energy and environmental issues, says he was not.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What Ron Paul Should Have Said, Part II

Bryan Caplan responds to Rod Long and says Paul basically got it right in his answer to Wolf Blitzer's healthcare question.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tea Partiers vs. E-Verify

Some of them, anyway. Despite their claims to oppose larger, more intrusive government, Georgia Tea Party groups supported a law state law enacted this year that will force businesses to use E-Verify.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Neoconservatism Taken Down

David Gordon reviews Bradley Thompson's new book.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What Ron Paul Should Have Said

Rod Long answers Wolf Blizters' question about patients lacking health insurance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Whiskey, Weed & Women

A little Hank Williams III.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's the Investment, Stupid

Steve Horwitz looks at what really ails the American economy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

In Defense of Tax Havens

The latest from my old college pal Dan Mitchell.

Truther Comic

This doesn't sound as promising as Veitch's work on Swamp Thing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A World Without Borders?

Economist Michael Clemens sys it makes sense.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Children of the Night

They are making music in France again.

Big Government Conservatives

The latest from Barton Hinkle.

Whatever Else you May say About Brock Lesner

You can't say he's afraid of tough competition. He's signed to fight Alastair Overeem in December. Based on the caliber of fighters he's defeated lately, Reem can lay a solid claim to best heavyweight in the world right now.

Don't know who to pick in this one. But I'm sure it ain't going five rounds. It might not go two.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

All Blue Collar Work Is Not the Same

Economist Steve Horwitz looks at (one reason) why the stimulus did not work.

UPDATE: Steve has more thoughts here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

UFC: Very Dumb or Very Smart

They've announced that their first show on Fox will feature Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight belt. If they put that on PPV, it would be guaranteed to generate at least 700,000 buys. So they are leaving a lot of money on the table. On the other hand, it is a high-profile matchup that should be an action-filled fight, so they are kicking off the Fox series with a big bang.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Are Right. The Experts Are Wrong

Government econmics statistics are meant to mislead.