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Saddam Hussein vs. Emperor Hirohito

August 20th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by

With Iraq back in the news (e.g. Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq to Help Retake Dam and Losing Iraq), let me inject a new perspective by comparing America's treatments of Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Saddam Hussein, in order to illustrate the real problem in Iraq and provide a real solution.

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The Moral Case for Self-Driving Cars

August 20th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Ronald Bailey, Daily Reckoning

Tesla, Nissan, Google, and several carmakers have declared that they will have commercial self-driving cars on the highways before the end of this decade. Experts at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers predict that 75% of cars will be self-driving by 2040. So far California, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and the District of Columbia have passed laws explicitly legalizing self-driving vehicles, and many other states are looking to do so.

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Here's What Joe Kernen Still Doesn't Get

August 19th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by

In an interview of Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, who wrote an excellent Op Ed last week on what the Obama administration is doing wrong (and failing to do at all) to enable business to grow in the U.S.,  CNBC co-anchor Joe Kiernen went off the rails.  The title of Puzder's piece is Here's what Obama still doesn't get; from that comes the title for this brief rant with the president's name replaced by Kiernen's.

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Joe Kiernen (left) and Andrew F. Puzder

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Neighborhood Bully - America Recklessly Throws its Weight Around

August 18th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Peter Schiff

On June 30, U.S. authorities announced a stunning $9 billion fine on French bank BNP Paribas for violations of financial sanctions laws that the United States had imposed on Iran, Sudan and Cuba. In essence, BNP had surreptitiously conducted business with countries that the United States had sought to isolate diplomatically (sometimes unilaterally in the case of Cuba). Although BNP is not technically under the jurisdiction of American regulators, and the bank had apparently not broken any laws of its home country, the fine was one of the largest ever issued by the United States and the largest ever levied on a non-U.S. firm.

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Time Has Come To Bury Caesar

August 18th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

Friends, Romans, Countrymen,
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

Ben Bernanke wrote it for all the world to see in November 2010 as the Fed announced QE2.  QE would stimulate housing and cause stock prices to rise, leading to increased consumer confidence and spending.

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