Good to see this. I doubt Dana will be joining the book club at the Liberty Tavern across the river in Arlington anytime soon, but at least he said it.
Big government, no matter how much you may think you like it will eventually creep into some part of your life where you don’t want it. Then, it will be too late.
The Swiss people may vote to once again partially back their currency with gold. This is a fantastically good idea. I know I will find a way to own at least a few Swiss francs if that happens.
I’ll bet that’ll be a fun return.
On the surface this ruling sounds like a win for “workers,” but sadly it’s not. If the government can keep businesses from firing people, indeed in this case force CNN to REHIRE fired workers, businesses will simply choose not hire new people.
John Aziz is the economics and business editor at The Week. I have to say that I at one time considered buying a subscription to this publication. Having just read Aziz’s piece, where he argues that bubbles are perfectly natural things which sometimes are good, I am sure that The Week will not be finding its way onto my Kindle.
Please, please, please run Mr. Sanders. It would be a lot of fun. And though I am disgusted by your economics, and though your ideas basically lead to the enslavement of the human spirit (I know you would argue otherwise) you for the most part are not a hack like Hillary Clinton. (Though you do do the Koch boggieman dance in this interview, and you don’t seem to have a problem with piles of union money manipulating the political process, bigger piles than the Kochs.) I would enjoy seeing the 2 of you debate very much. I promise I will not miss any of them and we will give any debates plenty of coverage.
I have to say though that every time I hear Mr. Sanders speak I am saddened. He’s a smart guy. He should understand why markets help everyday people. He should understand that socialism is death,that it is poison. How could someone as clearly bright as Mr. Sanders still cling to such a retrograde religion?
It’s hard to convert I guess. Especially in Burlington or Washington.
I can understand why paying ransom is counter to larger policy goals but ransoms are paid all the time. In fact one can buy a Kindnap and Ransom (K&R) insurance policy from a multitude of insurers.
One has to wonder, had the kidnapped been high level executives versus relatively powerless reporters whether the US government would have threatened the families of the executives with prosecution. My bet is the government would have let it slide.
I have always hated the term “homeland security.” What are we part of Bismark’s Germany? That aside the name of the agency isn’t the only thing wrong with the agency. There’s the whole “that it exists at all” thing.
This is refreshing, a liberal politician who isn’t afraid to confront pension math.
Just a little window into the state of affairs currently.
On the one hand the security people are doing their jobs and the videographer does appear to wander onto private property. (Though it is not marked and he immediately retreats back to the public sidewalk.) The rent-a-cops would probably lose their jobs if they didn’t confront the kid. On the other hand it’s pretty creepy that a mere camera elicits this kind of response. The intimidation methods employed are also pretty suspect. At one point one of the security guards reaches into his breast pocket clearly trying to give the impression that he is reaching for a weapon. (Whether he was is not clear.) That is not OK.
Remember, this is just a kid with an iPhone.
It is also interesting to note that once security realizes the kid is well versed in his rights their tone changes considerably.
I’ll say this for the Democrats when it comes to corruption. They don’t really hide it. Everyone knows that the Dem machines in the Northeast and on the West Coast are full of union winks and nods. Everyone knows that it’s pay to play in New York, Chicago, Boston, and California. It’s understood and in many ways accepted.
But the Republicans have long acted like they were above this. That indeed the Republican Party was and is the party of good governance, of the suburbs, and middle class accountability. This was the spirit of Reagan for instance.