Conservatives for Political Correctness

There is a widespread perception that “political correctness” is characteristic of liberals. It certainly is true that liberals are quick to pounce on statements that stereotype or offend certain demographics. That said, here are some instances of conservatives showing they can be just as politically correct, about the people and issues they care about. “Calming … Continue reading Conservatives for Political Correctness

Is It Okay to Stereotype?

I've heard no shortage of stereotypes in my life. I've heard stereotypes about Men, Women, Whites, Blacks, Mexicans, Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Italians, French, Israelis, Canadians, Brits, Americans, Engineers, Lawyers, Bankers, Cops and even Postal workers. You name it, I've heard it. Every now and then, I come across a positive stereotype. "Japanese people have so … Continue reading Is It Okay to Stereotype?

A Centrist Blueprint for Immigration Reform

I'm a pragmatist when it comes to immigration, and I think it's hard to find politicians who are willing to publicly stake out pragmatic positions on this issue. Here's my blueprint for what I think immigration reform should look like. End Illegal Immigration We are all for immigration, but through the proper channels, and with … Continue reading A Centrist Blueprint for Immigration Reform

Prosperity Comes From Eliminating Jobs, Not Saving Them

Virtually every election season, we’re treated to a chorus on job creation. Who has saved more jobs. How will they protect your job. And who is going to be the grinch that takes your job away. But perhaps our focus is misguided. Perhaps we should be focused not on creating jobs, but on eliminating them. … Continue reading Prosperity Comes From Eliminating Jobs, Not Saving Them

Correlation between Stock-Market-Returns, GDP Growth and PE Ratios

In an earlier article, we discussed the primary factors that drive long-term stock market returns. Namely: Earnings yieldReal GDP growthInflation We also discussed ignoring fluctuations in the PE Ratio, because: PE ratios tend to be cyclic, and do not increase or decrease in perpetuity Over the long term, fluctuations in the PE ratio will cancel … Continue reading Correlation between Stock-Market-Returns, GDP Growth and PE Ratios