Archive for April 2013

Tonight, in Boston

Just a few hours ago Boston FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers held a press conference in that city to present two security camera films of what the government is calling suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon crowd on Patriot...

Bigger is Better

Comes the report from the Grey Lady that the Fed’s habit of pumping obscene amounts of money into the economy has the effect of increasing the profits of large companies while insuring that small businesses stay “dead in the wat...

Tocqueville for Tax Day

It seems if despotism came to be established in the democratic nations of our day…it would be more extensive and milder, and it would degrade men without tormenting them….I see an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revo...

Capital Offense

Washington, DC I’ve been spending my semester in exile in our nation’s capital. My apartment is in Arlington, on a ridge overlooking the city. From that spot I have a clear view of the Pentagon, the Capitol dome, the Washington monument, th...

From the Trinity Capital

Beyond the purple velvet drapes, the skeins of billowed gossamer, my hotel window looks down on the back gates of Trinity College. Up three floors and pierced by a late October sun, the room has been done up like a swinger’s pad, with leo...

Some Big Capitalists Do It Right

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] From what I can tell, most businesses, once they get to a certain size, cannot avoid be lured into the American conviction that you must expand or die. And, of course, the primary ways to expand is to manipul...