Nick Sorrentino

Posted August 24, 2014

Hows this for a depressing passage: Theres just a lot more regulation going on, Zelizer said. Theres a lot of intersection between the economy and Washington.

Posted August 21, 2014

This is a frustrating statistic to read. When so many rely upon the state for their well being - when getting taxpayer funded aid means the difference between having a full stomach and having an empty one - it is very hard to make the case to someone that government must be smaller.

Posted August 20, 2014

About on third of people have saved NOTHING for retirement... But please keep taxing us and debasing the currency though.

Posted August 14, 2014

They are referring to the widely read and sited “Libertarian Moment” article in the New York Times Magazine of last week.

Posted August 12, 2014

One of the people who fall into the self deluded billionaire “do-gooder” camp is Tom Steyer, hedge fun extraordinaire and big time political donor.

Posted August 08, 2014

It’s often true that our votes are negated by fraud. (I know, I know it doesn’t exist.) So is there anything else we can do to affect positive change besides showing up on election day?

Posted July 09, 2014

?OK, I think there are any number of reasons why Ms. Clinton should not be considered for the presidency. But I guess I need to add delusion to the list.

Posted June 28, 2014

It was already pretty dim for anyone who understands how insurance works. I used to be an insurance underwriter and I’ve been wondering since the beginning how anyone thought Obamacare was going to work.

Posted June 23, 2014

As government has grown larger, as the cronies have amassed more power and money, the tools of law enforcement have become more powerful both on the street and in the courts.

Posted June 22, 2014

The bureaucratic class is little understood by those outside of the DC metroplex. It is massive. It is well paid. It is powerful. And it is a danger to this country. That’s right a danger.

Posted June 16, 2014

We’ll see how Brat does, but at this moment the American political calculus has changed fundamentally for the better.

Posted June 09, 2014

Free enterprise, free markets, free prices are however increasingly what a very large portion of the American people want.

Posted June 01, 2014

Public sector unions are out of control. They are extracting wealth from the productive economy and playing taxpayers for chumps.

Posted May 29, 2014

We are so conditioned to the idea that the cost of renting money fundamentally should be determined by a central bank that most don’t think anything of monetary policy.

Posted May 28, 2014

The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016.

Posted May 26, 2014

If indeed Piketty “fudged” his data as the Financial Times claims that is just another reason Mr. Pikkety is not the heavyweight some thought he was.

Posted May 22, 2014

The big bad startups are running roughshod over the poor innocent regulators who just happen to be interested in crushing Uber and Airbnb into the ground with a boot heal to protect the taxi companies (Uber) and the hotel industry (Airbnb.)

Posted May 17, 2014

Malinvestment is a very important concept to understand. It simply means the allocation of capital in ways which appear to be (and may be) rational in a period of artificially cheap credit, but in ways which in the end prove to be inefficient once the market corrects for artificially low rates.

Posted May 14, 2014

TARP was the absolute height of crony capitalism. Many of the big banks should have gone down, but in the midst of a “Blackberry panic” – as David Stockman puts it – the masters of the masters of the universe lost sight of reality and the nature of markets.

Posted May 12, 2014

Sounds like Geithner’s book is another one to pick up in the bargain bin in a couple months along with Thomas Piketty’s.


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