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Zero Jobs 101: The Psychology of Alienating Employers

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

There Is No There There

Zero jobs last month — a net change of zero job growth? It was just announced that last month’s unemployment is still above 9% — despite the nearly five trillion dollars in Keynesian pump-priming, the near zero interest rates, the expanded unemployment and food stamp support, and the government takeovers and subsidies of businesses. Read more →

The Idiotic Corner

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

It is odd for a newspaper in unsigned editorials to go after a writer. But the Monterey Herald has done that on occasion with me, and with the usual ad hominem tactics and failure to offer a rebuttal, which seem at odds with basic journalistic ethics. Here is the latest with brief commentary: Read more →

The Inexplicables

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

There are a number of things I don’t fathom about contemporary American popular culture and politics. Here is a small sample. Read more →

Behind the DC Slugfest

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

About 50 percent of taxpayers don’t pay federal income taxes. Almost half of American adults receive either the majority of or all of their income in some form from government. Read more →

The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Read more →

It’s the Philosophy, Stupid

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The Democrats’ position in the negotiations to raise the debt limit and deal with runaway government debt can be summarized in one mantric phrase: the rich must “pay their fair share” in taxes. Read more →

Obama 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 . . .

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

One of the reasons the president did not sound convincing in his press conference yesterday is that he has taken so many positions on the debt andtaxes that it is hard know what his current one is, or whether to take it seriously, much less to gauge how long it will last. Read more →

There Are No Socialists

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Are There Really Socialists?

Two unconnected developments were announced this past week. President Obama is releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, despite the absence of a global embargo or horrific natural disaster — and despite a litany of assertions from 2008 that drilling and increased supply might only have a marginal effect on prices. Read more →

Collapse of a Rotten Edifice

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Nemesis is always hot on the trail of hubris, across time and space, and the goddess has been particularly busy in destroying the carefully crafted images of Bono, John Edwards, Timothy Geithner, Al Gore, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anthony Weiner, and a host of others. Read more →

Living the Obama Dream

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Gas Dreams Come True

High energy costs to the Obamites are only unfortunate in terms of overcoming short-term political challenges. Read more →

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