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

July 18, 2014 by


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 […]

Bill Bloat, or, Statutory Satiation

June 25, 2014 by


Congress hasn’t passed all that much legislation in some time, or at least not anything much of significance.  That may be a good thing.  But in this blog I want to take a look at a very disturbing trend in the legislation that has passed.  Below I have listed some of the most important bills […]

First Lady Food Frenzy

May 27, 2014 by


The First Lady Michelle Obama is at it again.  Reacting to her critics she has reiterated the necessity of food regulations for school lunch programs.  Many schools and districts have complained about the rules, arguing that they are restrictive.  Economists and policy analysts have also criticized the rules, designed to limit fat, calorie, sugar and […]

Quote for the Day, from Allan Meltzer’s WSJ op-ed today

May 7, 2014 by


Allan Meltzer is perhaps the greatest living monetary economist; his A History of the Federal Reserve, is the definitive standard on the Fed.  He was a contemporary of Milton Friedman, and a noted monetarist scholar in his own right.  Discussing the Fed today, he ventures slightly off course: Broadly speaking, the Obama administration has pursued […]

The “Point One” Percent

May 1, 2014 by


We are all collectively the “point one percent” now.  That is, we live in an economy that measured ,1% (you read that right) growth in GDP in the first quarter of 2014.  Are we in for a “double dip” recession–have we really emerged from the previous one, despite fine economic definitions (and let’s be clear, […]

Rules, Rules for All

April 30, 2014 by


Readers should check out this short article in on United States regulatory costs (April 30, 2014).  The article is entitled “U. S. Regulatory Costs are World’s No. 10 Economy.”  As the title suggests, the total cost in one year to affected parties of all Federal regulations is larger than all but ten of the […]

Head ’em Up, Move ’em Out

April 20, 2014 by


The Cliven Bundy-Bureau of Land Management “range wars” have been all over the news lately—well, all over many news outlets.  Even Harry Reid finally spoke up, and, as he usually does, in an obsequious manner and with such exquisite irony (which he probably didn’t catch).  I now feel compelled to weigh in.  The conservative news […]