Links for November 8, 2010: Keynes v. Hayek Economics Rap, Congressman Bob Etheridge Assaults Member of the Public, others….

November 7, 2010
  1. A discussion with the men behind the EconStories video.

  2. Too little too late, but here were the Philadelphia Libertarian congressional candidates. I went to the same high school as Gerald J. Harlacker. I met him a few times, and I know him to be a decent guy. If I lived in the 1st District, he would have had my vote. As I’m registered in the 2nd District, my vote went to Jonathan Reed.

  3. Those are called “members of the public”, congressman, and they have a right to know whether you “fully support the Obama agenda”.

    I suspect that if a tea-party candidate “manhandled” a MoveOn supporter who “pressed him to explain votes or positions,” Mother Jones and Kevin Drum would be unlikely to entertain the possibility that the democrats were acting like a bunch of “seventh-graders”.

    The print version of Mother Jones is not this consistently awful. I swear! It’s usually a very thoughtful magazine. I think they flush their doo-doo down their twitter feed… Read the rest of this entry »


Links for July 12, 2010: Is the Energy Star Program a Rubber Stamp?; Much Ado About the Economy, Economics; Much, Much More!

July 11, 2010
  1. The Government Accountability Office tested the government’s Energy Star program with phony products and found it essentially to be a rubber stamp–except that only 15 of 20 products were accepted and two were rejected.  I wish they’d explained the rejections in a little more detail.

  2. Every time a libertarian stays in the closet, an angel gets its wings ripped off.

  3. We need you out here!!! I highly recommend listening to Mises.org podcasts and watching Reason.tv. After a while, you’ll come to realize that you have ready responses to every statist argument that comes down the tube.  Also, take Christopher Hitchens’s sage advice to heart.

  4. “The Conscience of a Liberal”: Calling your opponent “bizarre” and “crazy” = Checkmate!!! See full ThinkMarkets.wordpress.com response hereRead the rest of this entry »


Links for 2010-02-18: Frontline Episode on Digital Distractions, Sponsors Pull Ads from Glenn Beck’s Show, others….

February 19, 2010
  1. PBS | FRONTLINE: Digital Nation

    Why I rarely brought my laptop to class. The irony is that this documentary is now the main thing distracting me from my bar study. Inspired by the story of the Lower Merion student who sued the school district for spying on him at home via webcam.

  2. Examiner.com | Glenn Beck's show now running without commercials in United Kingdom due to boycott

    Would I advertise on this show? I don't know. I'd have to be a businessman. I remember hearing him cream himself on the radio after the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Iraq. I thought he was fairly nutty then. As with many conservative commentators, he is fairly astute on many economic issues, which is ostensibly why Goldline remains a sponsor. I'm not sure about the history of the "Obama is a racist" comment. If he had a good-faith reason for believing that, and showed us his evidence on the show, then it would not be a deal-breaker for me. A fact is a fact. But if he simply went around calling people racists because he didn't like them, then yes, I probably would pull my ads.

  3. Business and Media Institute | 'Glenn Beck' Sponsors Attacked by Left, Pull Ads from Fox News Show

    Rather than describing the method of attack, the article spends much time identifying The Obama Administration's Van Jones as a founder of the group alleged to be doing the attacking. Pure ad hominem. Read the rest of this entry »