Category Archives: centralized planning

YET ANOTHER OBAMACARE DISASTER


Sylvia Burwell, a loyal Obama apparatchik who was appointed as Secretary of Health and “Human” Services in June 2014, has her priorities perfectly straight.  On November 11, she reiterated that one of her goals is give Obamacare to illegal immigrants.  … Continue reading

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WHERE CARS GO TO DIE


Interesting article about new car glut, at Zero Hedge.  Apparently, millions of new cars are being produced, but because (1) few people are buying and (2) there is an estimated ten billion serviceable cars in the world (yes, that’s 1.4 … Continue reading

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OBAMACARE WARNING


Not that I am all that special; but when the vote on Obamacare was nearing, I felt sufficiently agitated to send off a letter to members of Congress who had some say in its fate.  This particular example is addressed … Continue reading

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WHEN IS CANCER NOT CANCER?


When the federal government says so. Paul Hsieh, at Forbes, writes about the Feds’ desire to redefine the word ‘cancer’ to exclude certain conditions that have hitherto been called cancers.  As, for instance, cancerous but slow-growing lesions.  The word ‘cancer’ … Continue reading

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CENSORING THE INTERNET: SYRIA SHOWS THE WAY


This week, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a meeting in Dubai to discuss “what to do about the Internet.” (h/t The Weekly Standard)  There are many proposals in the ITU’s agenda, which runs to over 200 pages, and … Continue reading

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OBAMACARE


You know you love it.  You know you want it. And if you don’t, you are a racist.  Just ask (Sékou) Touré to add opposition to Obamacare to his ever-growing list of things that constitute racism.

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OLD CZECH TRUISM – AS GOOD AS NEW


Here is some humorous commentary on central economic planning that used to circulate in socialist Czechoslovakia’s “underground” (i.e. where the 99% lived).  It strikes me as being eminently applicable as we watch Obama try to implement central planing in the … Continue reading

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YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY REDISTRIBUTED (RERUN)


I thought I’d rerun this rant from November 2011. I have been thinking about a couple of progressive concepts that the Obama regime is likely to employ as a temporary way to feed its spending addiction.  (I say “temporary” because … Continue reading

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COMRADE ROMNEY BREAKS COVER


Finally! The Hill reports that Mitt Romney has jigged, jagged, did the Vienna waltz, zigged, zagged and sashayed, spent 15 minutes doing a square search and finally did the spinning dervish, and came out believing that the individual mandate is … Continue reading

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OBSESSION WITH HUGE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS…


…that no one wants or needs… That’s the essence of real estate development in the command (aka centrally planned, aka socialist) economy of the People’s Republic of China. Here’s a ghost Disneyland, here huge unoccupied cities with millions of empty … Continue reading

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