2012-06-21

Some Links

  1. Society's growing animosity toward governmental overreach continues to receive support from the Supreme Court. This is good news.
  2. I'm still trying to figure out why oil is dipping alongside major world currencies. The MSM would argue that it's in anticipation of reduced demand, but that story doesn't jive to me. Oil demand is relatively inelastic, and always quite high. Oil as a commodity is a good hedge against falling currencies. Maybe I'm just an idiot.
  3. Daniel Henninger thinks the upcoming US Presidential election will be a defining moment of our times: "Trying to conjoin Obama growth theory with that of his opposition will produce economic stalemate. Voters have to choose." Do you agree?
  4. If you ever needed real-world evidence that medical doctors are megalomaniacs, consider the AMA's recent endorsement of taxing soda pop. "If you don't do what we say, we'll force you to do it." Maybe this kind of attitude is why soda consumers aren't listening to the advice of their doctors. Whatever happened to bedside manner and the inherent strength of scientific evidence? Why does society continue to favor the billy club over a finding of facts?