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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Current offering: Germany hate speech censorship (Report) (Who decides?) Corruption: California to borrow/spend $3.2B for another high speed train to nowhere (Article) Turkey: Sweeping Kurds out of bordering Syria (Article) (Dead or alive irrelevant …) The economy: A declining middle … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

 Our Saturday collection: In the UK, a Junior doctors’ strike over new contract hours and pay is telling. (Wasn’t medicine once a profession?) Thousands marched in Dublin to demand abortion. (Why is Pope Francis wasting his time in the U.S?) … Continue reading

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Government Job Creation In Real Life …

Voters know that politicians lie for votes; still, they supply those votes anyway. By lying to themselves, mostly. We conduct our affairs (more or less) in recognition that we cannot have something for nothing but we suddenly erase that hard-earned … Continue reading

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Politics vs. Economics in East Hampton, N.Y. (Gov’t. Uber Alles …)

The ongoing saga of the Internet’s Uber explains why the choice is always between widespread government or widespread wealth. The two cannot coexist. We are observing here the arrival of Uber  in East Hampton, New York, a recent event. Uber is … Continue reading

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Tempting, Home-Delivered Meals For Working Families That Can’t Afford Restaurants

Our brother in law is a noted designer of kitchens. Not yours or mine, but kitchens that house chefs in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, etc. Recently holding forth on this, he educated us more than he knew. Government is now our … Continue reading

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Uber, Yellow Cab, Unions, Government … (But No Competiton!)

A deep 1921 depression triggered an argument between President Warren Harding and his Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover. Hoover, a Republican Progressive, insisted that the government intervene in the declining economy; President Harding would not; he said it was no … Continue reading

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Politicians and Government Uber Alles …Will the Public Be Taken for a Ride?

Today’s ‘ride sharing’ business seems to us, instructive. Uber, Lyft and other such businesses are regularly in current headlines; few seem to notice. They are perfect illustrations of the old saw: “The more we change, the more we remain the … Continue reading

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