Comment rescue: Jason Scott on the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the primary host of the Delaware Liberal, was claiming that The US Middle Class hasn’t gotten a raise during Tom Carper’s tenure in Congress, not that Senator Carper could have done anything about it. In a comment, Mr Scott wrote: After all these years that realization just hit me as I was writing …

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Socialism in action!

The very fortunately late President Hugo Chavez was going to show all of us greedy capitalists just how superior socialism was! Venezuela’s Newest Shortage: Breast Implants Caracas, Venezuela — September 15, 2014, 8:45 AM ET — By Hannah Dreier, Associated Press Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. …

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What the VA system did is what we can all expect under single-payer

As we noted before Memorial day, the Veterans’ Administration Hospital scandal does not surprise us in the slightest. But, naturally, the scandal keeps growing. From The Daily Beast: Last week, President Obama pledged to address allegations of corruption and dangerous inefficiencies in the veterans’ health-care system. But before the president could deliver on his pledge, …

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Economics 101: If you are not trained for a real world job, you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t find a job in the real world

A couple of stories about economic reality: Two Texas Cities Lead the US in Income Growth by Kristin Tate | 30 April 2014 Fresh government statistics reveal that two west Texas cities, Odessa and Midland, are leading the nation in income growth. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found between 2008 and 2012, while many …

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The naïvete of the left

That silliness can occur on the Delaware Liberal website is pretty much a given, and is something I usually ignore,1 but sometimes they outdo themselves: Vladimir, Stop It. Just Friggin’ Stop It ! Filed in International by ProgressivePopulist on April 26, 2014 • 3 Comments Ok, Vladimir. Enough of the belligerence. Crimea was an outrage …

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Wealthy leftists who keep getting wealthier keep telling us how terrible income inequality is

One of my bigger nitpicks about Donald Douglas is that so many of his posts reference other people’s writing without giving us enough of what he has to say; that’s not the case with his latest: Bill Moyers and Paul Krugman Use Thomas Piketty’s Capital to Attack America’s ‘Ugliness’ and ‘Racism’ Well, I’m sure most readers have …

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€urosclerosis: Guess what? Austerity works!

It has been a while since we have addressed the crisis in Greece, the last article, €urosclerosis: Things are going to get better for Greece, coming last August, and now we see this from The Wall Street Journal: Greek Budget Surplus Beats Target Prime Minister Antonis Samaras Says 2013 Surplus Will Be Nearly Double Its …

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The success of socialism

We recently noted the decision of the voters in Chilé to elect a socialist to become that country’s next President, saying: (F)ollowing the center-right presidency of Mr Piñera, under which Chile’s economy has prospered, the voters have decided to change things. The lure of socialism has always been strong amongst poorer people, who see socialism …

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18th Century Technology: Time waits for no business model

Donald Douglas had a quick article noting the demise of Cliff’s Bookstore in Pasadena, in which he cited this article from The Los Angeles Times. It was a paean to Cliff’s, writing in a sort of wistful tone — one that my journalism teachers told me ought to be avoided in a news article — …

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