Tag Archives: economics

Conservative Studies: Another Case Study In Just Making Stuff Up.

Several days ago I posted  about a George Will quote from last Sunday: “Conservatism begins by facing facts.” Beyond Will’s own record of willfully lying whenever he feels like it the last several weeks have seen the dismantling of two widely cited “studies” supposedly proving conservative points.   – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Happy Labor Day, America

Today is Labor Day.  It can be a challenge to remember today’s purpose, because the accomplishments of the labor movement are marked by what doesn’t happen.  But it’s important to reflect on the contours of your life to remember the historical importance of this day and the people who sacrificed their lives to make it possible.  – Read the full article

Romney Understands Why Jobs Come and They Go … To China

“…the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” —Thucydides The Washington Post’s Tom Hamburger reports that Mitt Romney steered Bain Capital to invest heavily in companies that were “pioneers” of outsourcing jobs overseas, according to SEC files.  – Read the full article