Daily Glimpse February 29, 2012


Daily Links From Glimpse From a Height

  • Light Blogging Today
    Between the dental work yesterday and a deadline assignment at work today, time’s going to be tight.
  • Energy Meets The Invisible Hand
    Yes, it really does work: This is because gas prices are low, and oil prices are high.  We now have about 3x as many oil-producing rigs as we did at the 2008 peak.
  • Win The Class Warfare Debate On The Specifics
    Daniel J. Mitchell has the specifics: o More than two-to-one support for personal retirement accounts. o Recognition that big government is the greatest danger to America’s future. o An increasingly negative view of the federal government. o More than eight-to-one support for less spending rather than higher taxes. o Strong support for bureaucrat layoffs and/or entitlement reforms instead of higher [...]
  • Senator Schumer Prefers Conflict Oil To Canadian Oil
    Presses Clinton to pressure Saudis: “While Iran plays games with oil production to punish the international community for holding them accountable for their rush to develop nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia has the capacity to blunt Iran’s influence by increasing its production levels to capacity,” said Schumer. “If there is one thing that the United States [...]
  • Non-Territorial Corporate Taxes
    Apples-to-Apples, it’s not any better: Then again, maybe the best rate really is 0: Corporate power is derived only weakly from profits, which is what we tax.  It is much more strongly derived from the role of corporate executives as employers, as buyers of products from other people and firms, and their role as sellers to [...]
  • Buying Your Freedom From You With Your Own Money
    Charticle: How Obama Bought House Votes:  
  • Liberals Decide They Don’t Like Propaganda
    At least, that’s what many left movie reviewers are calling, “Act of Valor“: Ms. Hornaday’s article contains a number of howlers–I love her reference to “the Obama era of surgical warfare”–but she was far from the only one to float the idea that Act of Valor is propaganda. Other liberals have called the movie a poor act of [...]
  • If Microfinance Were Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It
    SKS finds out lending money to small companies is a hard way to make a living: “Professor Yunus was right,” Mr. Akula said, referring to Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen Bank founder, economist and a frequent critic of Mr. Akula and others who tried to turn microfinance into a for-profit industry. “Bringing private capital into social [...]
  • Santorum Just Trying To Win
    It’s Michigan’s rules, not Santorum’s: If the primaries are open, doesn’t it mean everyone has a right to play the political game any way they want? That’s built into the open primary system, adopted by the people of the state, democratically. You can base your vote on any ground that you like. You don’t have [...]

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