Wednesday, April 28, 2004


Dave Huber records how his local education "experts" in Wilmington, Delaware just cannot face the fact that NOTHING they have done in the last 25 years of trying has altered low black educational achievement. They will still say anything rather than acknowledge evidence that the problem lies with the blacks themselves.

An older but very good article on the immorality and destructiveness of "affirmative action" is here. It's more dangerous than you might think and its assumptions are constantly proved wrong.

Forget about blackness: Black author Debra Dickerson argues it's time blacks stop worrying about what whites think of them.

How to help Australia's blacks: "Incentives, including the subsidisation of transport costs, should be offered to those residents prepared to move and/or to take up employment outside remote communities. If, despite this support, Aborigines are not prepared to seek employment outside such communities, that could be treated as a refusal to undergo the normal work test and hence subject to reduced unemployment benefits... Employers should be encouraged to employ Aborigines by making such employment exempt from labour market regulations, including the minimum wage."

Australian Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson identifies welfare payments as the major cause of problems for Australia's blacks: "Automatic and unconditional welfare payments must end to encourage young indigenous people to seek work. Rather than just alluding to problems of "welfare dependency", "boredom", "hopelessness" and so on, Collins says unconditional welfare payments are a problem "that's got to be addressed".



There is an excellent new blog here by a British policeman. Really good reading. It certainly exposes the follies of policing in Britain under their present crazy laws.

David's Medienkritik reproduces some shots from an appallingly antisemitic program being shown on GERMAN public TV. You'd think they'd learn.

Property rights essential to economic growth: "Bernard Heitger looked at data from different countries from 1975-1995. He found that compared with the more traditional determinants of economic growth -- such as physical and human capital accumulation and the growth rate of the working-age population -- the impact of property rights is quite remarkable.... It seems reasonable to classify property rights among the ultimate sources of economic growth"

Minimum wages destroy jobs: "The reauthorization of the 1996 Welfare Reform law has been put on hold over a dispute about raising the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7 an hour. How quickly we forget. The proposed minimum wage boost would hurt the very ones who are most needful of jobs -- the poor."

A bit optimistic: "It is here that the importance of a free press arises most clearly. For however much journalists might be willing to commit malpractice, when they compete with one another for readers, listeners, or viewers, they cannot afford to be sloppy for very long. Competition is a kind of quality management device."

French duplicity in the run up to the Iraq war: ""The problem with you Americans," de Villepin hectored a visiting United States senator in Paris last December, "is that you don't read Machiavelli." His meaning, the senator's aide told me, was crystal clear. De Villepin and Chirac had lied to the United States during the Iraq crisis, and if we didn't like it, we should get over it. That's how the "big boys" played politics."

Hypocrite Moore: "Hollywood film producer Michael Moore, who has been an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush and his policies since he was first elected in 2000, is in hot water over outsourcing his web site design and servers to non-American companies. Moore, who has championed the cause of keeping American jobs within the borders of the United States during the recent debate over outsourcing, has himself granted a company named PLANK the job of developing and designing the look and operation of Moore's web site. Despite his vehement objections to outsourcing American jobs, Moore still hired the Montreal-based company to create his web site. In addition, the web host server for Moore's web site is also Canadian-owned by Webcore Labs, whose home office is located in Calgary, Alberta."

Anybody who thinks that it is impossible to roll back te size of government should read this account of what New Zealand did in the 1980s: "We achieved an overall reduction of 66 percent in the size of government, measured by the number of employees. The government?s share of GDP dropped from 44 to 27 percent". The Left would expect a catastrophe as a result of that but in fact of course it made New Zealanders far better off than ever before. (Via Tim Worstall)

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The Left have always wanted more spent on welfare and made "Fascism" a swear-word. President Bush deposed a brutal Fascist dictator and sponsored a big expansion of welfare. But instead of being admired by the Left, he is hated with a passion. What does that tell you about the Left? It tells you that they have no principles at all: That everything they have ever claimed to stand for is fake.

All politicians seek power but conservatives bring with them a genuine concern for the welfare of their country. Leftists bring only their hate-filled Stalinist hearts and their pretend compassion

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