Nick Sorrentino

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.

Posted May 04, 2014

Right now if one wants to buy beer or liquor in the Keystone State one must buy it from the state owned liquor stores.

Posted May 01, 2014

Lefties and small govt people should work together to dislodge the establishment...

Posted April 28, 2014

This middle class surge, empowered by the Internet, has befuddled the party establishments on both sides of the Atlantic. They are not used to an informed and active electorate holding their feet to the fire.

Posted April 27, 2014

Many modern economists like to think of themselves as scientists, or at least something close to scientists. But instead of white coats they wear tweed jackets and instead of verifiable results they produce excuses

Posted April 23, 2014

For all the talk of Obamacare signing up 7 million people, it is rarely reported that over 80% of the people who signed up were dropped off of their former policies because of Obamacare. Many people haven’t paid their premiums yet either.

Posted April 20, 2014

To challenge the monster is to challenge the way of life of many who have long ago made peace with (in some cases) or cozied up with (all too often) the beast.