Written by Frank Li
Here is the latest news on immigration: Obama signs executive orders delaying deportations for millions of illegal immigrants. Is it a big deal? Yes!
November 25th, 2014
in Op Ed
by Fabius Maximus, FabiusMaximus.com
Summary: Today we have a glance at the debate about one of the most important domestic public policy debates of our time, repeated in every generation since 1945, that illuminates the moral and intellectual nature of America at this point in time. The photo below captures it perfectly, the aggressive ignorance resulting from generations of skillful propaganda on a weak people. Renewal is an inherent capacity of individuals and societies; we desperately need it (more on how to do this in another post). This is the second of two posts today.
"Of course we want to have universal health care! We aren't barbarians!"
- attributed to Margaret Thatcher, said in 1993 at Washington, DC (hat tip to Delong)
This is America today
November 24th, 2014
in Op Ed
Written by Andrew Butter
Now the dust from the Shock & Awe of the 30% drop in oil prices has started to settle, two things are clear: (a) Saudi Arabia did not engineer anything (b) they don't have a Machiavellian plan to stick one up the wildcatters in North Dakota, or the Russians...the Iranians...the Venezuelans, or even the genius from The Daily Telegraph who was bemoaning the fact that if oil prices go down it will be hard to import inflation into U.K.
November 23rd, 2014
in Op Ed
In Austerity Britain, few cutbacks capture the public ire like those directed towards the beloved NHS. In the public consciousness at least, it seems the NHS must remain outside the whims of party politics. As such, few policies are as divisive as the rationing of healthcare. Often perceived solely as an economic measure, many objective observers would argue it has no place in the health professional’s toolkit.
Written by Sig Silber
Random Thoughts from the High Desert
A "Failed Presidency" sounds like bad news for the President. In this case, however, we may be seeing the demise of the U.S. as we have known it.
Of course it would not be appropriate in an initial article on the subject for George Friedman to go that far, but I am not constrained by multiple client contracts so I can state the obvious.