Archive for the 'business' Category

Number 1 Technology of 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

And the winner is… Google Earth Really, it was no contest. This application seamlessly integrates 30+ years of software, data, research and dreams into a world navigation toy a child can use. That google acquired and released it for free on the Internet only makes us LOVE google more. Only the Apple Nano approaches google [...]

The free market’s fair-weather friends

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Please read The free market’s fair-weather friends by Paul Jacob on the grandstanding, overpaid Senators from both parties who apparently think the free market should only be free during the “good times”. Jacob notes Socialist Senator Boxer’s threat: Senator Barbara Boxer decided that the moment called not for learned discourse but class warfare. She hauled [...]

In Wake of Katrina, Moral Hazards Abound

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

There are so many reasons why this country should adopt a flat tax or a consumption tax (fairness, transparency, and competitiveness, just to name a few), but to me, one of the most compelling reasons is so that I would never have to be witness to sophisticated businessmen groveling at the feet of politicians in [...]

The New York “Hard” Times

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Recently, I wrote about Paul Krugman’s and the New York Times’ inability to correct undisputed errors. Donald Luskin has a follow-up with Checkmate? — a fifth move in the chess match over accuracy in old media. Move Five: This column, today. We once again challenge Krugman and Collins to make the correction official. The facts [...]

Poverty In America

Monday, September 12th, 2005

During the first week of September, I remember that both the Washington Post and the New York Times carried many articles on the recently-released poverty statistics by the Census Bureau. It seems that on August 30, the Census Bureau’s statistics showed that the poverty level had increased to 12.7% in 2004, higher than in 1974. [...]