Tag Archives: Politics

The Health Care Debate

Cunning realist expresses my thought about the health care debate rather concisely. … in the United States we are getting near an era of civil unrest with hussein Obama pushing Socialism/Nazism on the people … During the past few weeks I’ve alternated between alarm and uninterested contempt. I’m still not sure which is more appropriate. […]

Why I am voting for Obama

I watched the third presidential debate last night. Overall, I would say that not much new ground was covered. However, there was one moment that I thought was quite telling. At one point John McCain suggested that school vouchers are the solution to all our education woes. Barack Obama replied, “I disagree with him on […]

The rule of law

I just finished watching a talk by the new president of the ABA1. It covers a lot of good material. I am particularly interested in the World Justice Project. I have recently been realizing how deeply important the rule of law is. I have reached the conclusion that both liberty and prosperity rely almost exclusively […]

Against Torture

I don’t often write about affairs of state in this space. This is not due to a lack of interest. It is due more to the fear that I hold many of my political views rather too strongly to communicate them effectively. However, there are issues that I think it would be immoral not to […]

Wasted Votes

I finally got around to reading my ”blue book”1 for this election last night. Even though the ballot measures this election are pretty much a waste of ink I am happy that I live in a state that has ballot measures. In fact, in most elections it is the only reason I vote. Almost everyone’s […]

Hiring Should be Obsolete

Paul Graham has a new essay, Hiring is Obsolete. As usual it is quite insightful, though perhaps just a little self serving in light of his latest venture. I feel just a bit disappointed when I read about other people’s experiences related to founding startups. Now that I have a family the risk founding a […]

What Is Up With The Fed

-THE CUNNING REALIST-: The Quickening

Pretexts Are Easy

You should read this ABC article on “Operation Northwoods” if you have ever thought that any government can be trusted. Basically, it boils down to a plan by the US military to attack the US and blame it on Cuba so that there would be public support for an invasion of Cuba. And Operation Northwoods […]