"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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Is the Fed A Failure?

Barron's looks at the latest economic research.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Global Gangster

Former U.S. Army Col. Andrew Bacevich looks at the American military.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Immigrants Work Harder Than You

Economist Dan Griswold reports

The typical foreign-born adult resident of the United States today is more likely to participate in the work force than the typical native-born American. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (2011), the labor-force participation rate of the foreign-born in 2010 was 67.9 percent, compared to the native-born rate of 64.1 percent. The gap was especially high among men. The labor-force participation rate of foreign-born men in 2010 was 80.1 percent, a full 10 percentage points higher than the rate among native-born men.

Labor-force participation rates were highest of all among unauthorized male immigrants in the United States. According to estimates by Jeffrey Passell (2006) of the Pew Hispanic Center, 94 percent of illegal immigrant men were in the labor force in the mid-2000s.

Via Bryan Caplan.

Fronts for the Natural Gas Industry?

Todd Zywicki looks at the environmental movement.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Global Warming Fraud

From the people who brought you hide the decline.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bouncing Back?

Private sector employment has still recovered less than half its losses during the recession.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The End of Football

Tyler Cowan and Kevin Greis say it could happen and quicker than anyone expects.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Testing Milton Friedman

That's the title of a new series coming to PBs this spring. Looks interesting.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

California's Demographic Implosion

Heather MacDonald looks at the downside of immigration.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

And I Thought My Social Life Sucked

A Canadian man has spent the past 15 years digging out his basement with radio-controlled toy construction equipment.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Coming Apart

Steve Sailer reviews Charles Murray's new book.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Plan to Save the New York Times

From one of my former grad school professors.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Quiet Professionals?

SEAL commander is told to STFU.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Anti-Stimulus

Has Federal Reserve policy actually harmed economic growth?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand

Fox News looks at her legacy.

How Deserving Are the Poor?

Not very, in the united Statest at least, says Bryan Caplan.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I hurt Just Reading This

Woman gives birth to 14-pound and 12-pound babies without anesthetic.

Obama's Enemies List

Are you on it?

Gingrich: Romney Starved Holocaust Survivors

Rod Deher says nothing is beneath Newton.

$10 Billion

That's how much Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration has cost the state.