Dateline Portland Oregon, January 2012: Tonight’s “Laughing at Liberal Loons Moment” comes at the expense of Mayor Sam Adams who apparently can not tell when people are laughing *AT* him rather than *WITH* him. A new episode of Portlandia pokes fun at the Adams Bag Ban and the reduction in individual freedoms that it bring [...]
“Peaceful protesters” in San Francisco broke into an abandoned hotel, gathered up Bibles still remaining in the guest rooms, and carried them up to the roof – where they began throwing them at police on the street below. They threw bricks, as well.
Occupy San Francisco’s “Day of Action” turned violent Friday night when prote [...]
General Electric’s now trying to convince
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folks who’ve bought wind turbines from them to augment their purchases by buying their solar panels as well. What their line is: winds blow strongest at night, solar works best during the day – so installing both makes good economic sense.
The reality: the US [...]
In the 2008 election, 68 percent of new young voters overwhelming chose to vote for Obama and the Democrats’ socialist agenda. That’s a scary statistic, but it’s no accident. It’s the result of a patient, long-term strategy on the part of leftist social reformers, and it’s finally coming to fruition.
The majority of new voters were all [...]
With Democrats and Republicans swapping claims that each side is resorting to dirty tricks as the days tick down to Nov. 4, allegations are flying through some of the most hotly contested Senate districts. Here’s a roundup of some of the major developments on Thursday: 28th District – Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban vs. Democrat Tami […] The post Election Allega
Washington’s cities and counties say they’re expecting to run low on the money needed to keep pace with growing costs such as health care and paying benefits for more retirees, so their associations went before the House Finance Committee Wednesday to lobby for new revenue sources. Their preferred solutions? Lifting the 1 percent cap on […] The post Unable t
1) The air strikes in Syria on the Islamic State by the anti-ISIS coalition (led by the U.S.) has killed 521 militants and 32 civilians. 2) Venezuela has started a new program rationing foods, basic goods and medical supplies using a fingerprinting system. Major stores and facilities have been taken over by the government. 3) NATO commanders […]
1) American Jeffrey Fowle freed from North Korea unexpectedly. 2) The Mexican government has put a warrant out for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala where 43 people students went missing. 3) Israel and Palestine are getting heated again after the death of a baby girl. A nephew of a known Hamas bomb-maker drove […]
1) Two shooting happened at a war memorial in Ottawa, Canada. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered. Please hug, virtually or in reality, any Canadian you know. 2) A bomb that went off outside of Cairo University today wounded 11 people. Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility for the bombing. 3) Sit-in protests in the capital […]
As the Antiplanner noted yesterday, the Washington Post has observed that unaffordable housing markets tend to be in liberal metropolitan areas while conservative metropolitan areas tend to be affordable. This is based on a comparison by Trulia economist Jed Kolko of housing prices (in dollars per square foot) vs. voting for Obama or Romney in […]
Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post with five more economic principles for planners. Today’s principles are a little more complicated than yesterday’s. To clarify, I am using the word “planners” as shorthand for “advocates of government infrastructure subsidies and regulation.” 6. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Planners would like you to believ
Planners and economists often come to the exact opposite conclusions about various policy proposals. In too many cases, this seems to be because planners (which I define here as “advocates of government spending and regulation”) have a poor understanding of basic economics. To help them out, the Antiplanner has developed ten economic principles for planners.