Tag: Conservatism

My Rule by Fiat: Jobs

I had a long and great discussion with my elder cousin an experienced banker about what I’ve been writing here and finally he asked me the question that ultimately comes up if like me you’ve spent a good amount of…

Texas Tango

I have two general travel rules. Rule one never plan a vacation in Detroit (Sorry but you guys are slowly becoming the parody of Detroit portrayed in RoboCop) and the second is never drive cross country in the south (after…

Free Market Fallacy

One of the frequent topics of conservatives and libertarians is the notion of market freedom. The idea is often expressed with longing. Take for example the discussion of the 2008 credit crisis. The story is often told how Fannie mae…

Shoot the hostage

There is a group of 41 psychopaths in D.C. and they have taken hostages. There ransom note says their demands need to be met before December 31. Time is running out, they refuse to negotiate. There is no way to…