Balancing Secrecy and Democracy

“I don’t condone leaking secrets. But nor do I condone a policy that can only work in secret.” – Bernard Finel

How ObamaCare Could Kill Small Businesses With Paperwork

Yet another “hidden” provision of ObamaCare is revealed to hold nasty surprises for America’s small business owners.

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Topics include the state of the social contract, the terrorist attack by an al Qaeda affiliate in Uganda, claims al Qaeda is racist, and the new Black Panther Party.

High Taxes and Egalitarianism

Matt Yglesias argues that “Northern Europe is Egalitarian Because of High Taxes.” I would argue that he has his causality backwards.

Elites and Elitists

One can be an elite and not be elitist and vice versa.

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Topics include the continuing dismal state of the economy, including the lack of jobs and business investment. On the lighter side: Afghanistan.

Is the Recovery Fizzling?

There are a whole lot of reasons to be concerned about the economy.

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Topics include the Kagan hearings, the Dave Weigel brouhaha, and Russian spies.

Third Depression: Barriers to Recovery

A lot stands in the way of returning to pre-collapse employment levels in the USA.

Quote of the Day – Blagojevich Edition

In an honest system Rod Blagojevich would be living in a packing crate on Lower Wacker Drive.

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

Retired Special Forces colonel and Defense Senior Executive Pat Lang joins us to talk about — well, you know damned well what we’ll be talking about.

Reducing The Deficit