Sanders Selloff Could Destroy Trillions in Stock Market Wealth

January 14, 2020 at 5:53 am

The effect that a Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren presidency would have on the stock market is the topic of my column this week. Please check the full column out at Newsmax (here), Reason (here), and the New York Sun (here).

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Zero Population Growth Republicans

January 7, 2020 at 7:01 am

Zero population growth, long a goal of the environmentalist left, has finally been achieved under the Trump administration, I write in my column this week. Please check out the full column at the New York Sun (here) and Newsmax (here).

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Will American Jews Flee To Israel?

January 1, 2020 at 7:26 pm

The surge of violent antisemitic attacks recently raises the prospect of a mass migration of Jews to Israel from America, I write in my column this week. Please check out the full column at Newsmax (here) and the Algemeiner (here).

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National Economic Council Is a Trump Success Story

December 24, 2019 at 10:20 am

An untold, but significant story of President Trump's White House has been the sharp contrast between the National Economic Council and the National Security Council, I write in my column this week. Please check out the full column at the New Boston Post (here), the New York Sun (here), and Newsmax (here).

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A Pro-Capitalist 'Family Persuasion Guide'

December 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

With the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign reportedly distributing family persuasion guides to help young socialists sway their relatives over the holidays, perhaps it's time for capitalists to prepare a response, I wrote in last week's column. Please check the full column out at Newsmax (here), the New Boston Post (here), and the New York Sun (here).

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Where Bloomberg Was

December 21, 2019 at 7:25 pm

Our friends and former colleagues over at the Wall Street Journal editorial page, in the course of a characteristically sharp editorial ("A $900 Bottle of Hypocrisy") about the Democratic debate flap concerning Pete Buttigieg's wine cave fundraiser, refer to Michael Bloomberg. They say that he "is also running for the nomination and perhaps was watching at home while enjoying a $900 bottle."

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Correction of the Year

December 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

Appended to the New York Times obituary of Paul Volcker, and published in the print corrections column of the December 17, 2019 New York Times:

Because of an editing error, an obituary on Dec. 10 about the former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker misstated the equivalent in today's money of $89,500, his salary in 1987, his final year at the Federal Reserve. It is about $203,000, not $312,000.

What better demonstration than this correction can there be of the limits of a system of fiat currency, even as administered by widely respected public servants such as Volcker?

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An Extremely Good New York Times Article

December 7, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Worth your time is this, from the Saturday New York Times, headlined: "How a Strong Job Market Has Proved the Experts Wrong." Concluding sentence: "there's a lot we don't know about just what is possible and how strong the United States economy can get."


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The Bloomberg Opportunity

December 5, 2019 at 5:34 am

In Eagle-Scout-turned-entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg, the Democrats finally have a presidential candidate in a position to defend capitalism, I wrote in my column last week. Please check out the full article at the New York Sun (here) and Newsmax (here).

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NATO, and America, in Search of an Enemy

December 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

America's post-Cold War search for enemies is the topic of my column this week. Please check out the full article at the New York Sun (here), Reason (here), and Newsmax (here).

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Senator Warren's Absenteeism

November 20, 2019 at 5:47 am

Senator Elizabeth Warren, busy running for president, has been skipping votes in the Senate. Maybe she should follow Bob Dole's 1996 example and resign from the Senate to devote herself full-time to the presidential campaign, I write in my column this week. Please check out the full column at the New York Sun (here), Reason (here), and Newsmax (here). This also got some nice pickup from Howie Carr in his Boston Herald column: "This phenomenon was first noted Monday by Ira Stoll of Reason magazine...." and in the New York Post ("Bay Stater: My Senator's Not Doing Her Job.")

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When They Called Reagan a Fascist

November 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Plenty of the same criticisms now being made against President Trump were also made against Ronald Reagan, I write in my column this week. Please check it out in the New York Sun (here) and Newsmax (here).

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A Bloomberg Presidential Run

November 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

It would be a mistake to underestimate Michael Bloomberg, I write in a piece for Education Next. Please check out the column in full here.

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Democrats, Free Speech, and Facebook

November 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Mark Zuckerberg's policing of political ads, or the lack of it, was the topic of my most recent column. Please check it out at the Las Vegas Review Journal (here), the New Boston Post (here), Newsmax (here), Reason (here), and the New York Sun (here). When the column gets picked up in five different places, usually it is a sign it was one of the better ones.

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JP Morgan Chase Jobs To Texas

November 1, 2019 at 5:47 am

Bloomberg News has an entertaining dispatch about how JP Morgan Chase is adding more jobs in Texas than in New York:

The bank already has 25,000 workers in Texas and started construction this summer on a 12-story tower that will house about 4,000 employees, increasing its total employment in the state.

Dimon started dropping clues about the bank's location shift at the annual meeting -- held in Plano -- last year.

"There are more JPMorgan Chase employees in Texas than any other state outside of New York," he said. "I'm sure it will be No. 1 soon."...

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