Saturday, February 26, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Larry Summers, president of Harvard University gives voice to some evidently volatile speculations on why women are not as well represented as men in fields of science and engineering, and in so doing committed an utterly unforgivable, deadly and despicable sin against the femi-zealots and their sympathizers at Harvard (and elsewhere). Some called for his resignation , while others adopted the suspected of one is guilty of all philosophy:
Carrying signs and chanting, ``Racist, sexist, anti-gay! Larry Summers, you must pay,'' about 60 protesters greeted faculty as they filed into the meeting.Warning: Do NOT voice that thought. Don't play dumb with me - you know what thought. The thought that this neurotic and hypersensitive reaction of certain women serves to prove his point, and is in fact harmful to women everywhere. You Can't Say That. Got it?
Thursday, February 17, 2005
If you're looking for more info on the Social Insecurity issue, you may want to have a look at Social Security Choice. It was recommended last month on Redstate (yeah, I know I need to pick up the pace). I personally have decided that my opinion is pretty well represented here.
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
I thought I was in favor of personal accounts, but Ken at Chicago Boyz makes this argument (a good one, I think) against that approach:
First, it's not really yours if it can be used only at the sufferance of the Social Security administration. Second, having the government direct the flow of that large quantity of investment capital, however indirectly, is just asking for trouble. The reason that our investment system works is that people attract investment by convincing people not only that their investment will make money, but that their investment is the best possible use of the investor's money, better not only than "approved investments", better not only than any other investment, but better than any other possible present use of that money including consumption. Let bureaucrats who won't even be gaining or losing their own money have a say, and (much more) money will start flowing to enterprises based on pull rather than merit and profitability, and a lot of the money that would otherwise have gone to fund growth and technological advancement will instead go to waste.The whole article is here.