Israeli Independence

A great article in the Wall Street Journal from Bret Stephens on Israeli Independence.    I’ve excerpted a few of the salient points: Between January 2003 and March 2008, tiny Israel was condemned [by the UN] no fewer than 635 times… North

Is US Economy Heading to Stagflation?

Most college macroeconomic textbooks have all sorts of information to explain the concept of inflation or recession.  I was just explaining to son Leonard that an economy is in a constant state of change, and the Government attempts to keep

The Focus of University Leadership

Update –  A provocative article from Thomas Sowell entitled the “Economics of College“.    Sowell makes some fascinating observations for the reason that college costs so much: There are two basic reasons. The first is that people will pay what the colleges

Comparison of Presidential Positions

All three of the leading candidates have answered ten questions on issues ranging from international affairs to domestic issues in this 2008 Presidential Questionnaire at the The Simon Wiesenthal Center: Click this link to download the 17-page PDF document. Hat

Crimes and Race

An interesting posting at Volokh Conspiracy about the distribution of crimes among major races in the United States: In 2007, about 72,000 persons were convicted of federal crimes. Here’s the breakdown of the defendants by race in the 95% or