Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race – NYTimes.com. John’s Note: This article is a must-read for anyone interested in how political polls are conducted. Interestingly, Nate Silver of 538 shows that internet-based polls have among the least error. Specifically, Google Consumer Surveys are great – did you know that you … Read more Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race – NYTimes.com
Goal: 68 Million New Voters, Healthcare be Damned | Rob Cunningham USARob Cunningham USA John’s Notes: This article claims that the real motive behind the creation of Obamacare is not a desire to improve healthcare, but a desire to win votes for Democrats. The article points out that every Obamacare exchange applicant will automatically receive … Read more Goal: 68 Million New Voters, Healthcare be Damned | Rob Cunningham USARob Cunningham USA
On the CIA torture report | TheHill John’s Notes: This article is my first piece published in a high ranking media outlet. It argues that Republicans should come out in support of the CIA torture report’s release and should advocate for CIA reform. It may be argued that torture or physical force of some kind … Read more On the CIA torture report | TheHill
Abortion Rate | Index of Culture and Opportunity: John’s Notes: There is some good news which is that the U.S. abortion rate has been consistently and significantly dropping for more than 10 years at this point. But why? The abortion rate does not fluctuate due to any single thing. Contributing factors include culture, public policy, … Read more Heritage: Downward Trending Abortion Rate
Vigilante citizen arrests Uber driver. John’s Note: This is what the State does. This man arrests another man for daring to provide a service to other people, which he believed to be perfectly legal, when he was desperate for work and unable to obtain a job. The man doing the arrest was working perfectly in … Read more Vigilante citizen arrests Uber driver
Whatever Happened to Inflation? – Reason.com. John’s Note: Great article from Reason featuring Peter Schiff, Bob Murphy, and others. They discuss why CPI has remained relatively low despite crazy actions from the Fed and the government.
Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’ — ScienceDaily. John’s Notes: The best notes that I can give are not my own. One comes from ID evangelist Stephen Meyer and the other from Jess Willians who commented on Meyer’s social post of this article. Stephen Meyer: “More fine tuning. ‘Somewhat like … Read more Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’ — ScienceDaily
Hellman’s Sues to Protect Its Mayo-Monopoly – Reason.com. John’s Note: This article from Reason does a great job of demonstrating the idea of regulatory capture which is important in both economics and political science.
The Republican Party Is Gaining Ground With Minorities! | youngblkrepub’s Blog. John’s Note: Here’s a cool stat from the article: “Asians shifted to GOP in Colorado. 17 point shift from 2012 to last night.”
Jonathan Gruber’s Big, Benevolent Fraud : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education. John’s note: A central tenet of economics is that free information produces efficient results. Secrecy and misinformation is never preferable to free information for efficiency from an honest economic standpoint. Gruber, like Krugman, is a joke of an economist. He’s a partisan … Read more Jonathan Gruber’s Big, Benevolent Fraud : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education