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Posted September 16, 2021.
Edward Morrison Morley: The triumph of Newsom. From the New York Times, September 15, 2021: Newsom Beat the Recall, Now Comes the Hard Part: Governing California, by Shawn Hubler.
Editors intro: Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing multiple crises. Ninety percent of California is in extreme drought. The median home price has eclipsed $800,000. Some 100,000 people are sleeping outside or in their cars.
Somehow the Times left out Californias two principal crises: a hopelessly incompetent ideologue as governor, and the fact that said incompetent and the entire lefty population of the United States regard California as a laboratory for progressive policies. (Google that phrase and see how many hits you get. Are so-called journalists so mentally impoverished that all they can do is plagiarize catch phrases from each other? [Editors note: That question is just baseless. Nicholas Strakon])
California reminds one of an old Soviet joke.Boy: Dad, is it true that the Soviet Union is a laboratory for the future?
Dad: Yes, my son. The USSR is a noble experiment.
Boy: Then why didnt they try it out on animals
Posted September 8, 2021.
Nicholas Strakon: DIE-versity! At VDARE, Paul Kersey reports: Black Marine General: Corps Needs Increased Diversity to Face China and Russia Its an Ethical Imperative! (September 7, 2021).
This may be the next best thing to abolishing the Marine Corps outright.
Nicholas Strakon: On the subject of abolition, heres a worthwhile piece at (believe it or not) Salon: Debacle in Afghanistan: Likely Taliban victory signals the collapse of American empire, by Chris Hedges (July 28, 2021).
Editors intro: After 20 years of carnage and
$1 trillion,the tragic Afghan misadventure is over and thats just for starters.
Hedges quotes Mark Twain to good effect. But he also delivers this boneheaded prediction: The collapse will spawn an authoritarian state to keep order and, I expect, a Christianized fascism. The authoritarian state, weve already got, of course, though it will get a good deal worse. But ... Christianized? Well, I guess leftists just gonna Left.
Imperial collapse will be a splendid thing in itself, but it is likely to result in many of us weefolk being crushed by the falling pillars. Hedges
Nicholas Strakon: In this video excerpt, Dan Bongino goes to work on Rolling Stones Ivermectin crackup and the rest of the leftist medias demented credulity toward it.
According to Bongino, Rolling Stone even posted a (transparently) dishonest photo to illustrate their story!
This is a delicious comeuppance for Minitrue assuming lots of normal people hear about it. Since it has to do with leftist hysteria here at home, its much tastier than ABC Newss attempt, in October 2019, to represent footage from a gun show in Kentucky as a Turkish terror attack on a Syrian village.
Minor disappointment: Sleepy Joe didnt stumble into endorsing the Rolling Stone piece. That would have made the whole thing perfect.
So how did such a brain-dead faction of crazy-evil fantasists take over every major institution in our country? As Ive said a thousand times before: This is what comes, after more than a century, from a lack of significant principled
Posted September 3, 2021.
Edna St. Louis Missouri: Heres a surprise. Greg Ip columnizes in the Wall Street Journal (September 2, 2021): Strategy for High Inflation? Raise the Target, revealing that in 2017, several of the current presidents economic advisors Heather Boushey, Jared Bernstein, and Gene Sperling, along with AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs, whom Biden is considering for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, and others signed a letter calling for the Fed to raise its
2 percentinflation target. Another signatory, Jason Furman, who was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under the Obama/Biden regime and is now at Harvard, thinks that inflation will be at 3 percentin 2022 and after, and suggests that the Fed raise its target to (SPOILER ALERT!) 3 percent.This seems like a return to the old Shoot the Arrow and Then Move the Target to Where It Landed school of forecasting.
By the way, Ip seems to think its a good idea. Why? Because it would reduce economic volatility and allow employers to cut expenses by freezing pay as inflation
goes up. ΩAlso see Miss St. Louis Missouris observation of August 31, Economists? Us? below.
Posted September 1, 2021.
Edna St. Louis Missouri: Dead internet theory.Editors note: Did I mention that Dr. Edna is now also TLDs internet and legal issues correspondent? Well, she is and shes here, so get used to it.There is a theory that has been circulating on the internet that the internet died in 2016 or 2017. What this means is that practically everything you see on line is created not by actual people but by artificial intelligence (AI), and is spread by bots. The theory breaks down somewhat when it allows that influencers are being paid by mega corporations in cahoots with the government to get us both to buy stuff from the big tech/industrial complex and to buy political wares on offer from the government and big media. These seem like live people so to speak who arent any more dead than the people behind recorded television and radio broadcasting and ads.
However, if you check Wikipedia for dead internet, you get the following: The page Dead Internet does not exist. That pretty much proves the
Posted August 31, 2021.
Edna St. Louis Missouri: Economists? Us?Editors note: Dr. Edna St. Louis Missouri is TLDs new education and economics columnist. Raised as a child by Ludwig and MargitAccording to news reports on Friday,
von Mises,but eschewing Ayn Rand (I never could stand Aynie or that oafish Branden character either, in her words), she later went on to study with Frank Chodorov of blessed memory, though not imbibing of his Georgism; and Rose Wilder Lane. Dr. Missouri is well-qualified to comment on education and economics, as she now serves as an advisor to several hedge funds that prefer to remain anonymous. Nicholas Strakon August 28,2021, the White House has more than doubled its forecast for inflation over what it had predicted in May 2021. Consumer prices are expected to rise 4.8 percent,up sharply from a 2 percentrise foreseen only three months earlier. How did the administration describe this? We think this trajectory is very much consistent with the inflation outlook weve been discussing pretty much since we got here. So a forecast with a 140 percentmargin of error is consistent with what theyve been saying all along? The good news, however, is that officials reduced their projections for an annual budget shortfall from $3.7 trillionto a mere $3,100,000,000. No wonder people learn to keep their hands on their wallets when economists are in the room.
1. Whatever happens with inflation, the Biden administration will describe it as very much consistent with their forecasts; and
2. eventually they hope that people will come to see trillion-dollar deficits as pretty much inconsequential and not really worth much
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Permanently recommended readings
"What Is Austrian Economics?" (Mises Institute)
"I, Pencil," by Leonard E. Read (Liberty Fund;
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"The Epistemological Basis of Anarchism,"
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"Polite totalitarianism," by Ronald N. Neff (TLD)
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