There is More to Texas than Great BBQ & George Bush the Terrible

Texas Lawmakers Move to Ban TSA Pat-Downs We all tend to associate places with people or things. I guess it is part of human nature. When it comes to viewing or thinking about Texas I’ve had my ups and downs. My first encounter with the state, more than two decades ago, before I was even […]

Reaching the Keynesian Long Run, and Yet Not Dead

John Maynard Keynes: From Social Fascism to Economic Fascism? Last Thursday morning, while driving my daughter to her play group, as I was listening to NPR’s usual circle of experts dissecting and interpreting Bernanke’s press conference, it all came back to me: numerous economic courses taken during my bachelors’ and graduate studies, the Bible of […]

The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost. – – Herbert Spencer Once upon a time there was ‘the divine right of kings,’ a political and religious doctrine of political legitimacy asserting that kings are subject to no earthly authority, deriving their right to rule directly from the will […]

Weekly Round Up for Sunday, April 10

The Conditional Antiwar Movement, FBI’s Mole in the News Business, This Week’s Hillary Clinton Joke, Pepe Escobar & the New Chalabi for Libya & More! Here is a round up with a few noteworthy developments and articles and an absurdity or two. This week Peter B Collins and I will be recording interviews with two […]

US Politics & the Myth of the Pendulum Swing

Pacified & Lulled, Still Waiting for the Pendulum to Swing It was a rainy April day in 2004, and I was in the office of one of my professors at the university’s Public Policy Graduate Department. I was having one of those defeated and disillusioned moments that kept recurring during that time period. I think […]