For more than 20 years, commuter van drivers in NYC have battled entrenched special interests to serve their communities and try to earn an honest living in NYC. The documentary No Vans Land tells the inspiring story of a small … read more
Over at reason.com, Nick Gillespie takes issue with my post on the Christie vs. Paul contretemps of last week. To review the bidding, Christie ripped into Rand Paul and his fellow travelers at Reason and elsewhere for willfully misunderstanding and … read more
1. Markets in everything: the world’s fastest ambulance, the “Ambucycle” for cities in Israel with gridlock traffic, average response time of 3 minutes. 2. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire Saudi Arabian investor, has warned that his country’s oil-dependent economy … read more
Gang, I am traveling through August 10 and will have only sporadic internet access. I will do what I can — particularly when it comes to the July jobs report — but no promises.
IHS Global Insight drills down into US job losses since 2007 and points how the decline in office jobs affects other sectors as well: But the occupation classification with the steepest job losses is “Office and Administrative Support Occupations,” down … read more
The Fed’s QE bond-buying program is hardly optimal, especially compared to a nominal GDP level target. But the US economy is likely a lot better off than it would be otherwise, as MKM economist Mike Darda explains in a research … read more
The WSJ: Hoping to break an impasse, President Barack Obama today will extend a new offer to congressional Republicans in which he would back an overhaul of the corporate tax system in exchange for a guarantee that a resulting one-time windfall be … read more
Scott Sumner did his best to enlighten the permanently apocalyptic Peter Schiff on CNBC’s always must-watch Kudlow Report last night. I doubt Sumner changed any of Schiff’s thinking on inflation, but hopefully the good professor had an impact on the … read more