Teach your children well.
Along with wellnigh every other blogger on the internet, I posted to NRO's The Corner about the lady who asked Barack Obama, in a TV-link to-and-fro, why the government is issuing and extending H-1B visas — that is, guest worker visas for any occupation "which requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of... Read More
I spent the weekend just past (May 26-31) as a guest of Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe's Property and Freedom Society at the society's annual conference in Bodrum, Turkey. It was a wonderfully relaxing break, for which I am very much obliged to the good professor, his charming wife, and their co-organizers. I gave a talk about... Read More
Each time I doubt that the National Review’s mavens could surpass themselves, I discover fresh evidence of their invincible ignorance. Being a man of little faith, I didn’t believe that Rich Lowry could say anything dumber than his 2003 remarks about the Spanish Civil War which revealed he had no idea who fought whom in... Read More
Otto von Bismarck is said to have proposed the following solution to the Irish Question: Move all the Irish to Holland and all the Dutch to Ireland. With their industriousness, sobriety, and civic virtue the Dutch would soon have Ireland thriving. The Irish meanwhile would be so busy drinking and fighting, they would neglect the... Read More
Brace for impact!
Thus Vox Day in his recent book The Return of the Great Depression. Are things really that bad? And going to get that much worse? I'm betting that they are. That's a novice bet, as I am not a trained economist. I base it on a complete lack of seriousness among our political classes. It... Read More
For the first time in my life (and I trust it will be the last), I find myself siding with the otherwise abhorrent neocons against a young, courageous giant of the Right, Tom Piatak. Equally surprising, I differ from Tom on the kind of issue that I would usually agree with him about. Now I’m... Read More