Up Your What?

New glossary entry: upsource A term I just coined to mean the opposite of subsidiarity. Moving responsibility for something up and out of local or individual control to a higher level of government. For example, medical care for the aging was “upsourced” by LBJ in the 60s with the enactment of Medicare. Similarly, the GOP … More

Neo-McCarthyism, or Left vs. Left

As so often happens, a meme is popping up all over at once. (Is that the very definition of a meme?) The same day I wrote “McCarthyism” along the margins of an article in my Wall Street Journal, I also saw the expression “new McCarthyism” in an excellent post I read, The Orwellian War on … More

Regulations Are For Cronies…

This is how regulations favor big business…I wrote a whole article about this mechanism coming down in the budding pot industry (seriously, that was not intended!), but today’s Journal put it so simply, so elegantly, I had to share it. Different Sector, Same Principle… Trump Treasury Pick Could Boost Small Banks Mnuchin’s background suggests he … More

FASCINATING Video

This is a must-watch right now. I didn’t even watch it at faster speed–hanging on every word. (h/t JB) Yuri Bezmenov, KGB defector, lays out the plan; to paraphrase: Use the conservatives to get Marxist ideas into the mainstream (see Kristol’s Neo-Conservatism)–“leftists are useless;” promise goodies; eradicate free market ideas; precipitate crisis; disallow dissent; then … More