Jonah Goldberg Channels Bastiat – Hurricane Sandy Edition

Goldberg tweets: All I can think about is how all of this destruction will make NYC so much richer according to Paul Krugman. How soon before some very ill-educated journalist writes a story about the economic benefits of Sandy?  I give it less than a week. For the original argument against the broken window fallacy, … Continue reading Jonah Goldberg Channels Bastiat – Hurricane Sandy Edition

When Obamacare Really Kicks In

Most of the PPACA's most controversial provisions were backloaded until after this election. Unless Romney wins the presidency and Republicans at least make it close enough in the Senate that they can pick off a moderate Democrat or two on a roll-call, these provisions will start to kick in next year. Avik Roy explains: In … Continue reading When Obamacare Really Kicks In

Sunday Morning Quotation – Pinker on How the Commercial Spirit Helps Beat Racism

In this piece on Celtics legend Red Auerbach, Steven Pinker makes a great point about markets that is too rarely noted (outside the Chicago School that is): "Auerbach’s color-blindness surely came in part from principle and integrity, but it just as surely derived from one of the great virtues of the commercial spirit. Racism, because it favors … Continue reading Sunday Morning Quotation – Pinker on How the Commercial Spirit Helps Beat Racism

A new level of creepy

Just when you thought the Obama as Cult Figure movement couldn't get any creepier, the Obama campaign releases a new ad with Lena Dunham talking about how special the "first time" should be.  [No, I'm not going to provide a link]. Essentially the ad is saying that voting for Obama is a sexual experience.  (And … Continue reading A new level of creepy