Superficiality is a necessary part of liberal-progressive-socialism. Without bothering to determine how deep the water or how many boulders lie just below its surface, liberal-progressives are ready to leap head first off the cliff into any pool that looks nice on the surface, from afar.
May 17, 2011 - 12:27:56 AM
Inflation At The Gate, The Fed Talks About Deflation
President Obama, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made it abundantly clear that they aimed to create a New New Deal to finish FDR's start at destruction of private enterprise and individual initiative.
Apr 26, 2011 - 12:27:20 AM
More About Inflation
Stopping general inflation then was economically and socially painful, as it will be today if politicians can muster the will to reduce deficit spending and curtail the Fed's ability to create fiat money.
Apr 7, 2011 - 12:25:17 AM
Don't Blame Business For Our Inflation
Politicians will always falsely blame inflation on businessmen's "greed." But only government deficit spending using fiat money can create inflation.
Apr 4, 2011 - 10:20:43 PM
Love Thy Neighbor
The commandment to love one's neighbor, as well as to have no god other than the Lord God, is incompatible with the tenets of the secular religion of liberal-progressive-socialism.
Apr 2, 2011 - 2:15:06 AM
Thus, a fundamental reason for repeated, and inevitable, failures of Keynesian macroeconomics is simply that individuals and humans in the mass do not uniformly, or even generally, react like automatons to the regulations and monetary inflation prescribed by Keynesian state planners.
Mar 27, 2011 - 12:23:00 AM
Greed Before Prudence
Wisconsin syndicalists are prepared to destroy organized government, if necessary, to continue looting the public treasury.
Feb 20, 2011 - 9:27:56 AM
Keynesian Philosophical Assumptions
Keynesian macroeconomics is, at heart, a rationalization for collectivized state planning . Its progenitor was the 18th century quest to discover social science laws of behavior paralleling Newton's mathematics and laws of motion that explained movements of the planets and of the earth around the sun.
Feb 6, 2011 - 12:15:52 AM
Stop Obsessing About Japan And Deflation
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke apparently is misled by fictionalized versions of two economic models: Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Keynesianism and Japan's deflation and economic stagnation.
Nov 20, 2010 - 12:23:06 AM
A Liberal-Progressive Abstraction: Caring For The Little Guy
In the works of both Jane Jacobs and Adam Smith, individualistic spontaneity, exercised incrementally, over many generations, is understood to be the wellspring of all of human society's effective and enduring institutions.
Nov 16, 2010 - 12:23:51 AM
The Deflation Bogeyman
Declining prices are not necessarily bad.
Nov 10, 2010 - 12:17:26 AM
The Business Cycle: Krugman vs. Austrian Economic Theory
Austrians don't advocate deflation. They seek to forestall speculative bubbles that lead to deflationary recessions. Austrians note the statistical fact, in every economic recession since the Fed's legislative enactment in 1913, that financial bubbles and recessions have followed over-creation of money by the Fed and its support for excessive credit expansion by the banking industry.
Nov 9, 2010 - 12:23:05 AM
Academic Theorist In The White House
Given President Obama's dearth of political leadership experience and distaste for political traditions, with which the writers of the Constitution in contrast were deeply imbued, the views that Professor Kloppenberg ascribes to Obama are no more than abstract theory, floating in mid air, derived from Obama's Ivy League education and from his exposure to the 1960s and 70s nihilistic student radicalism.
Nov 4, 2010 - 12:25:15 AM
Obama Backs Violent Labor Leader
Obama, the self-styled man of peace, the reconciler, and the hope of mankind, is cozy with violence, from Islam to labor unions.
Sep 4, 2010 - 12:13:32 AM
The 17th Amendment Revisited
Abundant evidence from James Madison's notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention debates, as well as from the Federalist Papers and correspondence and speeches by prominent political leaders of the founding era, make clear that the Senate's role was to prevent Congress from passing laws that infringed upon powers traditionally reserved to state governments.
Jul 5, 2010 - 12:15:04 AM
July 4, 2010: Rededicate Ourselves To The Declaration
Today our government is very far removed from what was intended in 1776 and 1787, when the Constitution was crafted in Philadelphia.
Jul 4, 2010 - 7:20:49 AM
It's Time To Wake Up To Reality
Tocqueville wrote, so long as their rulers paid public tribute to equality, the French endured a succession of socialistic constitutions and republics that could be described only as despotic.
Jul 4, 2010 - 12:15:39 AM
Why Democrat/Socialist Party Animosity Toward Private Enterprise
Marxian doctrine leads to the assertion that private property is power and that such power is used by employers to exploit the workers. To end exploitation, government must restructure society, using progressive income taxes, high death taxes, and punitive regulation of private businesses, coupled with welfare-state entitlements.
Jul 3, 2010 - 3:25:41 AM
Yes, it's true that liberal-progressive-socialists speak incessantly about the economic classes who supposedly are malevolently oppressed by "the rich." But very high taxes and the blizzard of liberal-progressive government agencies and welfare-state programs lead people, especially of the generations since the 1960s New Left movement, to say, in effect, "I've already paid my taxes. Call the welfare office if you need help."
Jul 1, 2010 - 6:29:00 PM
Housing Slumps Despite Obama's Stimulus Spending
The housing market is the most recent of many examples of the failure of Obama's stimulus plans to revive the economy by repealing principles of human economic behavior.
Jun 29, 2010 - 7:23:58 AM
Pelosi As God's Emissary
He declared that the New Social Order had arrived and that people were obliged to accept it. Among other things, that meant that internationalism must replace American patriotism.
Jun 15, 2010 - 8:00:26 AM
The Danger Of A Government With Unlimited Power
The Obama administration continues the nation's travels, since Franklin Roosevelt's socialist New Deal in the 1930s, along what Friedrich von Hayek called The Road To Serfdom.
Jun 9, 2010 - 12:05:54 AM
Americans don't lose jobs to outsourcing because foreign workers have lower wages. We lose them because the political welfare state and socialist labor unions have driven the total cost of labor in the United States completely out of line with the rest of the world.
Jun 5, 2010 - 12:25:36 AM
Fiduciary Responsibility and Judgment vs. Caveat Emptor
Right or wrong, the charges against Goldman Sachs highlight divergent standards of banking.
Apr 28, 2010 - 12:20:51 AM
The Doctrine Of The Gospel
Jesus is both divine and human, descended as foretold in the Scriptures from David, to witness through his Resurrection the power of God and the way to salvation for believers.
Apr 21, 2010 - 12:40:17 PM
Ignorance On The Left
Liberal-progressives reflexively use the term Nazi to denigrate anyone or any point of view they dislike. Doing so is the equivalent of civil rights activists seeking to damn Ku Klux Klan members by calling them Abolitionists.
Apr 14, 2010 - 3:20:33 AM
Once Again: What Is Socialism?
Unfortunately for our economic and political liberties under the original 1787 Constitution, implementing the Democrat/Socialist party's economic equality requires surrendering increasing measures of authoritarian power to the Federal government.
Apr 1, 2010 - 4:16:02 AM
The Causes and Consequences of Liberal Superiority Complex
Those who disagree with their reading are written off as cranks or imbeciles, unworthy of serious consideration
Mar 22, 2010 - 12:10:40 AM
What the Fed's Mission Ought To Be
The underlying principle is that an elite of Keynesian macroeconomists at the Fed Board cannot do a better job of managing the economy than the hundreds of millions of individuals down where the rubber meets the road.
Mar 20, 2010 - 12:20:04 AM
Barack Obama, An Also-Ran
However much we deplore the racist nationalism of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis), we have to give the devil his due. We are compelled to recognize Hitler and Goebbels as extraordinarily gifted organizers and administrators, as well as outstanding orators.
Mar 11, 2010 - 12:25:53 AM
Today's Revolutionary Aristocracy
Since the last decades of the 19th century, the United States has suffered slowly escalating conflict between its founding ethos and the ideology of secular socialism, the latter represented by the liberal-progressive elite.
Mar 8, 2010 - 12:37:05 AM
Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Attempting to cram socialistic health care down our throats calls to mind the Soviet Communist Party elite claiming that, as the dictatorship of the proletariat, they were compelled to force compliance with their measures.
Mar 2, 2010 - 12:10:18 AM
Moscow Show Trials Redux
Obama's shameful campaign to criminalize officials in the Bush administration is reminiscent of Stalin's purges of his opponents in 1936-38
Feb 24, 2010 - 12:25:21 AM
Covenants bind us, as individuals, to God; as children of God, to our families and to our brothers and sisters in God's church throughout the world; and, as citizens, to preservation of a moral, God-fearing society.
Feb 19, 2010 - 10:43:24 PM
Green Jobs Stupidity
The president's smug assertion that the "science" of global warming is settled turns out to be anther example of liberal-progressive dogmatic closed-mindedness. His continuing devotion to "green" jobs can only be described as willful stupidity.
Feb 9, 2010 - 12:59:34 AM
Make Christianity More Than A Hobby
Sunday's sermon at the Cohocton Assembly of God Church was delivered by Elder Joel Martin. His principal text was from the Book of Matthew Chapter 23
Feb 1, 2010 - 3:19:45 AM
Not Just In Germany
President Obama's tutors Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, in their leadership days in the Weatherman underground, advocated wiping out the Constitution and our entire social and political structure at gun point.
Jan 29, 2010 - 12:20:38 AM
Bunkum-Babbling Ben Bernanke
What's the point of being regarded as expert managers if you can't regulate everyone else's life? Simply stabilizing the rate of money supply growth is evidently a role beneath their intellectual pretensions.
Dec 3, 2009 - 12:17:02 AM
When Fanatical Agendas Obliterate Science
And why would UN government representatives deliberately misrepresent the far from unanimous conclusions of scientists? Because the UN is a proxy for liberal-progressive-socialists' fervent commitment to a supranational, one-world government.
Nov 24, 2009 - 12:15:18 AM
Why Place Your Bet On The Horse That Always Loses?
Government projects inherently and inevitably are more costly and wasteful than those of private business, simply because private business has limited resources that must be employed effectively if the private business is to survive. The Federal government has what until recently has seemed a bottomless well of fiat money from the Federal Reserve.
Nov 13, 2009 - 12:11:32 AM