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  1. about 12 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Those who can’t teach, get government jobs.

  2. about 12 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I have it memorized… performed it a couple times too :-)

  3. about 12 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    You only “win” if your sin is “original”.

  4. about 12 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    “Re-elect Biden unless you relish living in a one-party country”

    I live in NY. This is already a one-party state. How do we fix that? (And if more states were “battlegrounds” perhaps we’d have less fixation on revolt when the “other guy” wins).

  5. about 12 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Well what other options does she have, according to the mainstream voting public who are unwilling to vote for 3rd parties or write in qualified electors?

  6. 5 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Hoover also worked for Wilson (a founder of the Progressives) and due to his popularity after his humanitarian efforts following the war, both parties sought him to commit. But his progressive tendencies were a better fit for the Democrats at the time (though progressivism still shows up from time to time in the Republicans, e.g. Nixon), it was more of a political choice to call himself a Republican than one of philosophical harmony. And yes, his ties to the prior economically successful administrations of Harding and Coolidge, and Coolidge refusing to run for a second term (I suspect he would have won by a landslide) made this a good choice for him at the time.

    As for your side comment on Keynesian economics, be aware that there is a lot of evidence it only happens to work in certain situations so is far from a general approach. (Google “Keynesian economics failures” for a lesson on 1970s stagflation, for example). Hayek, Friedmen and Buchanan all won Nobel’s for work that was very much opposed to Keynesianism.

  7. 5 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Doing nothing or less is often the best choice available. The impetus to “do something” even if wrong, is how we got to much of our national malaise today. Had the government NOT intervened as much as it did under FDR, failed banks would have been washed out of the system, investors and customers would realize they would have to perform their own due diligence and not count on Mr. Taxpayer to bail them out of their own poor choices, and likely the correction would have been deeper, yes, but also far shorter than it was. Japan made some of the same errors in their “lost decade”. Propping up failed systems just to avoid pain does not lead to growth or even learning how to avoid it in the future.

  8. 6 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    sorry that first cite should be jstor dot org slash stable slash 4634968

  9. 6 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Hoover adopted his “Republican” label to get elected. His progressive credentials are not in question. See: stable 4634968

    And, yes, he lost his re-election bid to FDR for failing to push his progressive solutions far enough against constitutional law, a limit FDR would ignore and propose packing SCOTUS to ensure unimpeded and repeated violation setting himself up as a dictator of the value for gold (upon which the dollar was based) and intimately involving the government in constitutionally private activities.

    And yes, FDR lengthened the depression thanks to his policies. See: DOI 10.1086/421169

  10. 8 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Then why don’t Progressives actually learn that creating a technocracy leads to corruption, centralized control (subject to ineffective distribution of resources) and lack of the individual freedom we created this country to defend? You may call that PROgress, but I call it REGRESSION to the arguments of aristocracy (the blue bloods know better and god has granted them the divine right to rule) and slavery (the masters need to guide and lead their benighted slaves, incapable of making decisions on their own). (I bet you thought I was going to say CONgress).