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Occupy’s “Buy Nothing Day”: a grotesque call for mass austerity

The Occupy protesters have launched a “Buy Nothing Day” to coincide with Black Friday. Their campaign oozes with disdain for the working class, and reveals the group’s true colors. It is truly grotesque that, at a time when people are struggling to get jobs and maintain living standards, Occupy is calling for austerity. It shows that their calls to rein […]

Occupy: the sad reality and the mad fantasies

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Far from being clear-eyed, Occupy Wall Street is a blank slate on to which every opportunistic op-ed writer is scribbling his or her pet concerns. Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“The Great Restoration,” New York Times, by David Brooks “Claire Fox on freedom of speech,” FiveBooks Interviews “The myths of Christian Europe,” Pandaemonium, by Kenan Malik “Natural gas will repower America,” RealClearEnergy, by Rich Trzupek “The end of the future,” National Review, by Peter Thiel

Turning protest into a freakfest

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Why do the great and good of America want to be best friends with the Occupy Wall Street oddballs? Read my spiked article in full here.

Occupy Wall Street: elite befriend middle-class freaks

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan reached the one-month mark yesterday. Few would have predicted when it started that it would gain as much attention as it has, or spread to other cities around the world. What began as a gathering of a few hundred generally younger adults is now said to have become something more substantial: […]

This week’s articles of note

“Half baked: UC Berkeley’s diversity machine loses its mind over cupcakes,” City Journal, by Heather Macdonald  “Former Obama budget chief: Forget democracy. How about rule by technocrats and independent commissions?” Reason, by Peter Suderman  “Panic?” The American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead [On the world economic crisis] “Back to Mesopotamia? The looming threat of debt […]

To think, unplug your machines

Advice from IBM on how to foster innovative thinking. Employees are given time on Friday to just think, away from the office cubicle.

This week’s articles of note

“The responsibility of intellectuals, redux,” The Boston Review, by Noam Chomsky “The Fed’s dual mandate responsibilities and challenges of monetary policy,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, by Charles Evans “Obama’s economic trifecta: how the President helped kill progressivism, capitalism and moderation,” Forbes,  by Joel Kotkin “Special report: the future of jobs,” The Economist “Gore’s dire […]

After 11 September: their “resilience”, and ours

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New Yorkers demonstrated true bravery and heroism in response to 9/11. The same cannot be said for America’s political leaders. Read my spiked article in full here.

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