Makers vs Takers Occupy Wall Street

From   The Occupy Wall Street protests have popularized the distinction between the lowest 99% and the highest 1% of income earners. Prof. Chris Coyne suggests that a distinction between makers and the takers is a better way to understand the problems that the protesters decry. There are makers and takers in all income [...]

By |2012-01-09T18:12:53-05:00January 9th, 2012|Media, Video|0 Comments

Ryan Blasts Elites

Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House budget committee, gave a forceful, highly regarded speech on Oct. 26, “Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division.”  Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, a former Reagan speechwriter, praised the speech in her weekly column (online Oct. 28, in print Oct. [...]

By |2011-10-28T20:40:33-04:00October 28th, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

The Air and Space Museum? Seriously?

I've been following the Occupy Whatever protests across the country so far with a mix of amusement, sadness, and annoyance. I don't dismiss these people as meaningless, because they can--and are starting to--cause a lot of damage; but it's also hard to take a group seriously who condemns corporate greed while simultaneously posting on Facebook [...]

By |2011-10-14T22:16:30-04:00October 14th, 2011|Tea Party|4 Comments

OWS: Some Things You Should Read Before You Buy Into The “Divide and Conquer” MSM Rhetoric

  I have been and will continue to be critical of the rush to dismiss the OWS protests as entirely silly / unwashed / redistributionist. It is simple to take one sign or one action and use it to dismiss the entire movement as any of the above. Most so-called "conservatives" are rushing to do [...]

By |2011-10-10T17:33:09-04:00October 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|3 Comments

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