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Moving to the Left–Why it is essential to Love God with all our Minds, as well as our Hearts

July 26, 2014


In Wednesday’s Politico, Thomas Ricks writes about how he is turning left politically mid-life, outlining a growing disillusionment with American military, government and economic results.  Much of his criticisms I don’t fault, such as his specific criticisms of how and why we fought in Iraq (a subject I won’t delve into here).  But he also […]

Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith nails the Bush/Obama economic crisis response & De Rugy hammers “Boeing’s Bank” Cronyism

July 24, 2014


The heart of Crony Capitalism is privatizing the gains while socializing the losses.  Both Republican and Democratic administrations, whether they intend to or not, routinely support such cronyism.  They usually only differ in who their cronies are, and how much cronyism they like, and the rationale for supporting cronyism.  For the most visible current example […]

Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments for Progressives–A Berean Response

July 18, 2014


Elizabeth Warren came out with her 11 Commandments today.  For some reason I think 10 Commandments would be better.  But in any case, here they are, with this Berean’s counter following in italics:   “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”  Bereans believe that […]

Discrimination–it’s the right thing to do–get over it!

July 18, 2014


Ok, the title line is intended to shock you a bit.  But the point is culturally the left has taken a bad thing biblically (treating people badly solely on account of race) and extended it to mean that any unequal treatment of anybody for any reason is bad.  And that is preposterous.  Not only is […]

Is Derek Jeter white or black? Who Cares!

July 16, 2014


Last night was bittersweet for me; the final time to watch Derek Jeter in an all-star game.  Yes, I am one of those die-hard Yankees fans; I was born in upstate NY, and when playing little league I played for a team called the Rison Yankees, so when it came time to pick a team […]

Why Bereans are not Republicans or Democrats–another story of Political Cronyism

July 10, 2014


It is easy to pick on the Democrats these days from a Christian Political Economy perspective, after all, virtually every social policy they pursue is unbiblical and their economics is pure quackery.  Is quackery too strong a word?  Perhaps, but while paying lip service to the 2nd Law of Economics (Incentives Matter!), their policy prescriptions […]

Quote for the Day–Hayek on Socialism, and how it applies to Hobby Lobby

July 2, 2014


In light of all the recent hoopla of Executive overreach, its important to know the broader agenda of the socialist mindset–it is much more than simply “economics.”  As Hayek says in The Fatal Conceit (p. 67) So, priding itself on having built its world as if it had designed it, and blaming itself for not […]