by Mike Kimel Back in 2002, Jonah Goldberg wrote this in the National Review: So how does all this, or the humble attempt at a history lesson of my last column, justify tearing down the Baghdad regime? Well, I’ve long been an admirer of, if not a full-fledged subscriber to, what I call the “Ledeen Doctrine.” […]
(cue Charlton Heston…)
Carpe diem, indeed: Mr Bernanke’s own appointment in 2005 was a case in point. There were several candidates that year. According to people involved, then-President George W. Bush leaned towards Martin Feldstein, a former economic adviser to Ronald Reagan…. But Mr Feldstein was a director of the insurance company AIG, which restated five years of […]
As my 35+-year wish to be an alumnus of a Big Ten school* approaches fruition, it is, perhaps, time to see what the cost of that ambition has been. Not to me; I got my Masters in Economics from the same school that granted Elizabeth Warren her J.D., and I don’t regret a moment of […]
In a string of egregiously wrongheaded posts, he motivated not just Corey Robin’s rant of the year but, now, my favorite blogger. Susan of Texas is back to blogging.
The week began with the New York Post reporting “a scoop,” and then putting a track coach and a high school kid on the front page as “suspects.” You would think it couldn’t get worse for NewsCorp. I would think it couldn’t get worse for NewsCorp, especially after CNN went out of their way to […]
I posted all I can say publicly at Skippy. And even that wouldn’t work at a family blog like this one. The rest are jokes that I am told–undoubtedly correctly, but lapsed traders are difficult to retrain*–are “too soon.” The Phantom Scribbler came out of her retirement (first post in more than eleven months), though, […]
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I step out of the dark bathroom. (Really, the light is out and we’re around 26,000 feet—pretty certain it’s the even numbers if you’re flying West.) Wandering back to my seat, I see multiple people using electronic devices, including one gentleman who is listening to an album of Iggy Pop’s. I know this because his […]
“Think of the first rule of economics: if somebody has money in his pocket, somebody else is trying to take it out.” (via Steve Randy Waldman’s Twitter feed)