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On income inequality

Unlike all the good progressives out there, I don’t give a rat’s ass about income inequality.  So the gap between our richest and poorest citizens is getting wider.  Your point?  I’ve come to believe that the fuss over income inequality is stirred up by childish envy and politicians.  There’s always Johnny Entitled out there who […]

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Income inequality

Coyote talks about income inequality.  Personally, I think that income inequality arguments are a cheap and specious justification for income redistribution based on the faulty premise that wealth is a zero sum game.  Coyote talks about new research that suggests that the figures given to prove that the gap between rich and poor is increasing […]

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Go with what you know

Or perhaps I should say, “Stick with what you know.” I am a big fan of U2 (or at least their early stuff, as I haven’t bought or even heard their last few albums).  Joshua Tree is, in my opinion, one of the greatest records ever made.  It is one of 2 albums I own […]

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Almost, but not quite completely, unrelated items

The FTC is now regulating bloggers.  (via Gormogons)  Basically, I face an $11,000 fine if I fail to disclose any freebies or payments I have been given for reviewing a company’s products.  I’m given to understand that this includes books and other reading material.  So, rather than risk being assessed a fine of $10,997 dollars […]

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The politics of envy

Here’s an example of why Thomas Sowell is a fine economist and a brilliant man and why I’m me and run a 4th rate blog: Just as everyone seemed to be a military expert a couple of years ago, when it was chic to say that the “surge” in Iraq would not work, so today […]

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