Newtown, gun regulations, sexy employees and the folly of “doing something”
Two very different news stories stood out for me recently. The first was the story of the killing of 26 innocent women and children at the school in Connecticut. The other was a story out of Iowa where a panel of judges said that a dentist could fire his assistant for being too attractive. At first blush the two stories couldn’t be more different. On | Read More »
My Francisco D’anconia Moment
Don’t want to make the mistake of assuming anything about anyone who reads this, so I’ll just say that if you haven’t yet read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand you’re missing out. At one point in the novel, at the wedding of James Taggart, Francisco D’anconia, the owner of the largest copper mining entity in the world, makes a speech about the nature of money. | Read More »
Me on the Scott Hennen show.
As mentioned yesterday; I was on to discuss my post on the recent credit card legislation, and why it’s going to have unintended consequences. The host was AM 1100 (The Flag), serving North Dakota. My part in the show can be found here; the whole show’s RSS feed is here. I start up somewhere around 21:47, along with Rob of Say Anything, and I was | Read More »
It’s easy not being green
The watermelons (green outside, pink inside) on the left continue to FAIL to get a handle on the Law of Unintended Consequences.
The choice we faced was between pursuing an informed response, or panic. I think we chose panic.”
See the full article here. The money quote: He blamed his colleagues for rushing to another unexamined policy decision that could lead to further unintended consequences. Emphasis mine “To the extent other options exist, however, I believe we failed the American people by not examining them. And we are doing something in haste,” he said. “Many around here find comfort in the notion that something | Read More »