The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Magical Thinking as Economic Policy

“In psychiatry, magical thinking is a disorder of thought content; here it denotes the false belief that one’s thoughts, actions, or words will cause or prevent a specific consequence in some way that defies or circumvents commonly understood laws of causality.” Joe Biden evidently believes that recession can be avoided by pretending there is no […]

‘Orange Man Bad!’ Trump Still Living Rent-Free in the Left’s Collective Head

Linking to an article about internecine conflict in “progressive advocacy groups,” Glenn Reynolds notes the real source of their problem: Woke white people are annoying, stupid, and frequently vicious. Fortunately they’re also usually self-destructive and incompetent. But ultimately, this is just Trump exercising a magical power to destroy his enemies via their own ideology: Sooner […]

Deliberate Dishonesty: Biden Keeps Repeating Lies About the Economy

The constant refrain from Democrats is that Joe Biden is unpopular because the White House has a “messaging” problem. Nothing is actually going wrong in America, they seem believe, and certainly none of the problems we’re experiencing are the result of Biden’s policies. No, the real problem is that they’re not “getting their message out” […]

Joe Biden’s Supply Chain Disaster

Suppose that you were in the food service business, and suppose that you wanted to order those little packets of mayonnaise. Good luck getting them, at any price, these packets (which most of us take for granted) being just one of many items that have become scarce as a result of the Biden administration’s supply-chain […]

The Billionaire Landlord Cartel

Buck Throckmorton at AOSHQ has a long post about what’s going on in the real estate market that everybody needs to read. For a few weeks now, ever since the Wall Street Journal did a feature article about the phenomenon, people have been pondering what this means: From individuals with smartphones and a few thousand […]

The Other McCain Sells Out

— by Wombat-socho DATELINE LAS VEGAS After a shocking early morning phone call from Stacy in which he revealed that he had sold the blog to Jeff Bezos of the Washington Post for an undisclosed amount of money “and other valuable considerations”, possibly including a minority stake in the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team, […]

GameStop: The Best Story EVER!

Oh, my! Oh, my! What a storm of hilarious schadenfreude has overtaken the stock market this week! The hero of this saga is a guy with a Reddit account called “DeepF**kingValue” who, in September 2019, accumulated $53,000 in stock in the retail chain GameStop. From any objective analysis, this was the Stupidest Investment Ever, because […]

Biden: Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens, Miners Should ‘Learn to Code’

  At a time when unemployment is at an all-time low, the Democrat front-runner offers a nostalgic return to Obama-era policies: Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden said that coal miners can learn how to code, reviving a promotion of retraining blue-collar workers for positions in the technology industry. On the campaign trail in Derry, New […]

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