The Occupy Wall Streeters should put down their copies of Das Kapital and pick up this year’s Forbes 400
Back in 2000 or 2001 I read a piece in Newsweek or TIME that discussed flyers whining that they didn’t have enough storage space in the overhead compartment bins on airplanes. I remember writing a letter to the editor saying that the only reason that people had the luxury of being able to whine about such things was that flying had become so safe that | Read More »
Legacy: Was Steve Jobs a selfish son of a bitch?
Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month with an estimated fortune of $8 billion. I have yet to see a single report about one single dollar that he gave away to charity. How is it possible that a person who was lucky enough to be born and grow up in the United States and take advantage of our laws, schools, infrastructure and patent protections could | Read More »
The rich don’t pay their fair share! Unfortunately that’s true…
There’s an old saying; A picture is worth a thousand words. Pie charts will likely never be confused with great art in terms of story telling, but they have a way of making complicated issues clear. Income taxes are one of those things that are naturally difficult to grasp and the issue is made that much more opaque because liberals love to obscure the facts. | Read More »
Prosperity is not a birthright…
The Michael Crichton thriller Rising Sun was published to much fanfare in 1992. Ostensibly a murder mystery, the book was seen by many as a thinly veiled tale of alarm at the Japanese taking over the planet – economically. The book came after a decade of headlines chronicling the rise of the Japanese juggernaut. In 1987 Sony bought CBS Records and in 1989 Columbia Pictures. | Read More »