Archive for March, 2011

Libya And The Constitution

Via Marginal Revolution, some interesting comments from then Senator Obama on the limits of a President’s prerogatives in waging war: In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that […]

A Thought On The Libyan Cease-Fire

The best thing I read today, from Nemo: If you think the cease-fire announcement is good news, then Gaddafi understands you a lot better than you understand Gaddafi.

A Couple Of Interesting Thoughts

Here are a couple of the more interesting ideas I’ve run across in the past couple of days. Though you are probably like me, bored to death with blog posts on income inequality, Scott Winship has come up with an interesting theory. He postulates that the much lamented increase in inequality in the US might […]

Your Complete Guide To March Madness

Come Monday you have to make some pretty difficult decisions. March Madness will be starting and you have to figure out who to pencil in on those office pool sheets. So, here from a committed college basketball fanatic, for what it’s worth (probably not much!) is some advice to help you at least best your […]

Boone Pickens On Oil

From the Wall St. Cheat Sheet, here are some thoughts from T. Boone Pickens on oil. On whether Sauda Arabia is capable of producing 10 million barrels a day: “Well, they’re about nine now and I don’t think it’s easy for them to do. They can’t produce 12. They may get it up to 10. […]

Mods For All

The leaked settlement term sheet between the state AGs and certain banks concerning their proposal for settling various issues relating to faulty foreclosure practices is, sigh, once again giving life to the modification crowd. Felix Salmon uses BofA’s announcement that it’s going to segregate some of its mortgages in a “bad bank” as a jumping […]

Rule Making: Theory And Practice

Here is an interesting juxtaposition between theory and practice. Mike Mandel has written a lot about regulation and its stifling impact on economic growth. Mind you, he’s not against regulation per se, just the mindless imposition of regulations without regard to their impact beyond the narrow issue that they address. Today he posted on a […]