Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three days later

Romney emerged as the GOP Frontrunner and Bachmann beat expectations.


Cost/Benefit Voodoo

This has been around for decades. The Bureau of Reclamation used to come up with a positive cost/benefit analysis by boosting the benefits of a new dam by assigning a dollar value to recreational benefits, generally with zero justification. Environmentalists blasted the practice, but guess what the EPA is doing to support its proposed changes to the Clean Air Act.

Businesses prefer ATMs to worker because ATMs are exempt from ObamaCare Boy, that really says it all, doesn't it? Obama is as thick as a brick when it comes to economics. It all boils down to two words, "self interest." Businesses hire workers in order to make more profits, not to help the economy or promote unions or any of the things Democrats seem to think. The more the government increases the costs of hiring employees, the fewer businesses will hire.

Well, I know what I'll be doing for the next few weeks.

Just started reading the first Joe Pickett book by C.J. Box, Open Season.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why Obamacare is losing in the courts The left has been discovering new rights and talking the courts into striking down state and federal laws on a civil rights basis. But this line of argument butts up against the Commerce Clause in Obamacare by requiring people to purchase a product they may not wish to. So which is it to be, civil rights, or coercive regulation?

John Garvey on "Why We're Going Back to Single-Sex Dorms." The subhead says, "Student housing has became a hotbed of reckless drinking and hooking up."

Egyptian Shaykh: The Quran permits those with wealth to purchase and own sex slaves.