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The Dow is not the economy.

Never in our lifetimes has the Dow Industrial Average been less reflective of the underlying economy than it is right now.

The Dow is not the economy.
posted on: Apr 17, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

The truth (finally) catches up with college football.

Seldom (as in up until now, never) do I agree with the National Labor Relations Board. But last week they got something right.

The truth (finally) catches up with college football.
posted on: Apr 3, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Knowing not that they know not.

From the president on down, next to nobody in the executive branch of government has any executive experience. They know not. Yet they know not that they know not.

Knowing not that they know not.
posted on: Mar 27, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Missing the tide at its flood.

For all his failures as a candidate, it’s it is not terribly difficult for me to imagine Mitt Romney as a better president than Barack Obama.

Missing the tide at its flood.
posted on: Mar 20, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
There’s more to having a job than just a paycheck.

There’s more to having a job than just a paycheck.

posted on: Mar 13, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Most wage and hour laws are now little more than anachronisms. The time of their necessity has long passed.

The vanishing margin of safety.

The vanishing margin of safety.

posted on: Mar 6, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Unilateral force seems to be working quite well for Vladimir Putin. It appears that he believes that that force will remain unilateral.

To be unready for war is to invite one.

To be unready for war is to invite one.

posted on: Feb 27, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Five years in to the Obama administration, the president has never proposed shrinking any part of the federal government -- except the clearly constitutional function of defending the peace.

The <em>real</em> minimum wage: $0.00.

The real minimum wage: $0.00.

posted on: Feb 20, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

When it comes to things they oppose, Democrats well understand that when you raise the price of something you get less of it. But then they come to the minimum wage and that understanding vanishes.

We may wind up being <em>glad</em> Obamacare passed.

We may wind up being glad Obamacare passed.

posted on: Feb 13, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Whatever else happens with Obamacare, one thing is fairly certain. The next proposed big-government solution to a real or perceived big societal problem is likely to be met with considerable skepticism.

CBO: Fewer fulltime workers under Obamacare.

CBO: Fewer fulltime workers under Obamacare.

posted on: Feb 6, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

The Congressional Budget Office projects 2.5 million fewer fulltime workers by 2017 as a result of Obamacare.

Wendy Davis’s inauthentic authenticity.

Wendy Davis’s inauthentic authenticity.

posted on: Jan 23, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

What emerges from Wendy Davis’s story and its discrepancies is that she embellished or outright fabricated parts of her story to make it more appealing to her base.

Does this economy make me look weak?

Does this economy make me look weak?

posted on: Jan 16, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

Year upon year upon year of middling poor national economic data is revealing proof of weak national leadership.

The 50 year war.

The 50 year war.

posted on: Jan 9, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

The poverty rate in America stands essentially unchanged from its level on this day 50 years ago. If nothing else, the War of Poverty has proved the words of the scripture in which Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.”

What this conservative believes.

What this conservative believes.

posted on: Jan 3, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser

I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.

Feeding His flock.

Feeding His flock.

posted on: Dec 26, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have capitalism.

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