Sublime Heroism

A story forwarded by Eric Friedland… Here’s the challenge: In your last seconds of life, with terrorists spraying bullets at you, would you: (1) try to kill those who are trying to kill you and all your people? (2) run

Japan’s Lost Economic Stimulus

The “lost decade.” That’s how the Japanese describe their country in the 1990s. Those just so happen to be the boom years here in the United States. Japan’s real estate and stock bubbles had burst. The interest rates had moved

American Exceptionalism

Charles Murray received an award from the American Enterprise Institute where he delivered a lecture, ”The Happiness of the People.” The lecture focused on the concept of American exceptionalism.  A key excerpt: “it isn’t something in the water that has

European Heaven and Hell

Heaven is Where: The Police are British, The Chefs are Italian, The Mechanics are German, The Lovers are French   and It’s all organized by the Swiss. Hell is Where: The Police are German, The Chefs are British, The Mechanics

Does Quattro Mean 4?

Five Germans in an Audi Quattro arrive at the Italian border. The Italian customs officer stops them and tells them: “Itsa illegalla to putta 5 people in a Quattro!” “Vot do you mean, it’s illegal?” asks the German driver. “Quattro

Washington Doublespeak

Another great commentary from Victor Davis Hanson.  He talks about his challenge trying to understand macroeconomics and the doublespeak coming from the O’bama administration: I feel… confused about all the doublethink coming out of Washington. Great Depression—no Great Depression. Recession