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(103) Making Sense with Sam Harris #114 - Politics and Sanity (with David Frum and Andrew Sullivan) - YouTube
Sam Harris, David Frum and Andrew Sullivan talk about the dangerous of Trump and the incentives of the media, the power of religion for altruistic work, kissinger,
TrumpAdministration  Frum  Sullivan  Harris  Podcasts  media  Religion  kissinger 
4 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Munk Debate: The Rise of Populism - YouTube
Frums argument: hateful and divisive. Bannon: Economics is what matters.
TrumpAdministration  Populism  Frum  bannon  debates 
march 2019 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - The Wright Show
David Frum and Robert Wright discuss the Iraq war, 10 years later. Frum is as persuasive as ever, favorite part is his discussion of how worthless the UN is and under what conditions (mainly the NATO agreement) is it of SOME value.
Iraq  UN  Frum  Wright  bloggingheads 
may 2018 by HispanicPundit
Trump’s Plan to End Europe - The Atlantic
As a German government official once remarked to me, noting the contemporary irrelevance of the Alsace-Lorraine dispute, which cost France and Germany so much blood between 1870 and 1945: “If a German wants a house in Alsace, he can buy one. Who cares which government delivers the mail?”
Europe  foreignpolicy  Trump  Frum  AtlanticMonthly 
august 2017 by HispanicPundit
Whence comes this sudden wave of economic determinism?
More plausibly it is the rise in female income (among other factors, including the rise of birth control, read more here) which is behind the decline in marriage, but that doesn’t fit with traditional mood affiliation, which finds the rise in female income to be good (which it is), and the decline in marriage to be — neither good nor bad per se but not exactly worth celebrating. If you can blame capitalism and wage stagnation for the decline of the family among lower earners, so much the better for ideology but as a sociological proposition that is a very weak hypothesis (do you see convincing links to real sociological evidence, showing this to be the dominant factor? No) and as Caplan shows it doesn’t fit with the economics either. Remind me again, how is wage stagnation supposed to explain the pronounced decline in religiosity, among lower earners, as shown by Murray? It’s well-known that a secular outlook is a normal good, and that on average poorer countries are more religious
marriage  sidebar  cowen  caplan  frum  wages  poverty  culture  religion  books  murray 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
What Charles Murray Gets Right - NYTimes.com
Finally, Murray makes a very convincing case — one that I don’t think his more deterministic critics, Frum included, have done enough to reckon with — for the power of so-called “traditional values” to foster human flourishing even in economic landscapes that aren’t as favorable to less-educated workers as was, say, the aftermath of the Treaty of Detroit. Even acknowledging all the challenges (globalization, the decline of manufacturing, mass low-skilled immigration) that have beset blue collar America over the last thirty years, it is still the case that if you marry the mother or father of your children, take work when you can find it and take pride in what you do, attend church and participate as much as possible in the life of your community, and strive to conduct yourself with honesty and integrity, you are very likely to not only escape material poverty, but more importantly to find happiness in life. This case for the persistent advantages of private virtue does not disprove mor
sidebar  douthat  liberalism  culture  poverty  frum  books  murray 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Wages and Values - NYTimes.com
Should we really be surprised that young men, confronting the reality that they won’t earn anything near as much in real terms as their fathers did — and that they will be even further from having what society sees as an adequate income, because even Adam Smith acknowledged the importance of social norms in defining prosperity — don’t marry and raise families the way the previous generation did?
sidebar  frum  books  krugman  EPI  brentonwoods  wages  poverty  culture  murray 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
The History Of Capital Gains Taxes
The current very low rates didn’t happen until 2003; in fact, long-term capital gains were taxed at close to 30 percent from 1986 through 1997, when Clinton cut a deal with Republicans to get an expanded earned-income tax credit. And dividend income also only started receiving privileged status in 2003.

So nothing in our history or experience says that unearned income has to be taxed this lightly. It’s not a time-honored principle; it’s a Bush-era innovation, pushed through the Senate, by the way, using reconciliation.
Frum  sidebar  krugman  taxes  capital 
january 2012 by HispanicPundit
What’s at Stake in Wisconsin’s Budget Fight | FrumForum
But it isn’t. There’s one concession that unions are not willing to make: surrender their collective bargaining power. Walker’s proposal would deny most unions the ability to collectively bargain for anything more than salary (and even that would be limited); Walker’s proposal excepts from these collective bargaining rules his political allies in the police and firefighters unions. His proposal also puts up additional hurdles for unions to maintain their union status. These measures set the stage for a long-term structural change.
unions  walker  frum  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Charge George W. Bush with war crimes? - CNN.com
Shortly after the filing, the Bush appearance was canceled. Bush is in no danger of going to a Swiss jail, obviously. But it's important that all Americans understand: This use of law as a weapon of politics is an assault upon the basic norms of American constitutional democracy.
wars  international-law  torture  bush  frum  CNN  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
WikiLeaks builds case against Iran - CNN.com
WikiLeaks further confirms the right-wing case against Iran.
iran  wikiLeaks  frum  sidebar 
november 2010 by HispanicPundit
GOP Losing Vietnamese American Voters | FrumForum
"The AALDEF report mentioned above found that among Vietnamese Americans born in the United States, Barack Obama won 69% of the vote and Barack Obama won 60% of the vote of Vietnamese Americans between the ages of 18 and 29. While these two cohorts are minorities within the broader Vietnamese American community (15% and 25%, respectively), obviously these groups are the demographic future of the Vietnamese American community, unless there is another wave of large-scale immigration from Vietnam. This trend has been noted in Vietnamese American strongholds like Orange County, California and Houston, Texas. In the latter case, a Vietnamese American Democratic businessman named Hubert Vo defeated a longtime incumbent Republican state representative in 2004 to become the first Vietnamese American in the Texas State Legislature."
vietnam  republicans  polls  frum  sidebar 
august 2010 by HispanicPundit
Frum: Five Books on Intellectual Conservatism | FrumForum
How Friedman's "A Monetary History of the United States" paved the way for conservativism and Reagan
conservatives  Reagan  monetary  friedman  books  frum  sidebar 
august 2010 by HispanicPundit
Electoral Consequences of Same-Sex Marriage | FrumForum
"I make this point in my 2007 book, Comeback, but it’s worth repeating now: The same-sex marriage issue did NOT help the GOP in 2004.

Simon Jackman of Stanford offers the numbers:

Of the 5 states in which George W. Bush’s vote rose MOST between 2000 and 2004, not one had a same-sex marriage initiative on the ballot. Of the 10 states in which Bush’s vote rose LEAST, three had such an initiative.

Some say Ohio was tipped to Bush by a same-sex marriage initiative. But Bush won Ohio in 2000. Measured by increase in the Bush share of the vote, Ohio ranked 41 out of 50."
gay-marriage  bush  voting  frum  sidebar 
august 2010 by HispanicPundit
Frum's Case For Israel | Politics | The American Scene
"The realist case for a strong relationship with Israel today revolves primarily around the claim that we have common enemies: that we’re both fighting against radical Islamic terror groups, and that America’s own Arab allies actually appreciate that Israel is fighting these groups because they are a threat to them as well. And, as Frum surely knows, there is real debate about whether our close relationship with Israel makes this fight easier or more difficult, as well as what exactly countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia “really” want Israel or us to do. This is the Middle East: everyone has at least six contradictory agendas, some so secret even they themselves don’t know them."
Israel  foreignpolicy  frum  AmericanScene  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - Chess Moves
Greenwald and Frum on Elena Kagan, epistemic closure and presidential power.
civil-liberties  kagan  modern-politics  greenwald  frum  bloggingheads  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
Obama Widens the Gap with Israel | FrumForum
"Obama this summer abandoned a 40-year-old understanding between the United States and Israel over nuclear policy. Back in the Nixon administration, it was agreed that Israel would not acknowledge itself a nuclear power and would not threaten its neighbors with nuclear weapons. In return, the United States would protect Israel from pressure to surrender its weapons."
Israel  nuclear  obamaadministration  foreignpolicy  Frum  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
How the Flotilla Targeted Public Opinion | FrumForum
"George Friedman has written an article explaining how the planners behind the pro-Gaza flotilla wanted to influence public opinion:"
Israel  frum  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Gross: The Real Story Behind the “Peace” Convoy | FrumForum
"In his latest Mideast Dispatch, Tom Gross collects videos of Israeli soldiers being attacked by the “peace activists” on the Gaza-bound flotilla and reviews the world’s overreaction to the incident."
Israel  frum  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Phillips: Convoy’s Goal Was to “Incite Violent Uprising” | FrumForum
"On her blog at The Spectator, Melanie Phillips argues that the Gaza-bound flotilla was not a peace convoy but an Islamist terror ambush."
Israel  frum  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
The world according to David Frum | Clive Crook's blog | FT.com
"He calls passage of the act the Republicans’ Waterloo. Does he think this was an avoidable defeat? The Democrats started 2009 with the White House, a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a big majority in the House. As they rightly say, elections have consequences. Had they failed to win this battle–and they almost did–that would have been remarkable. As it is, the Republicans won the battle for public opinion, and the Democrats pressed on regardless, which they may come to regret. What more, tactically speaking, could the Republicans have done?"
frum  aei  ObamaCare  republicans  crook  sidebar 
april 2010 by HispanicPundit
Super-Economy: David Frum and Bruce Bartlett are full of it
"Milton Freidman was the main pro market intellectual of the century. Do you think, that if Milton Friedman was alive today, he, as an intellectual, would have supported the general thrust of Obamacare? This is essentially what Frum and Bartlett claim. Are we supposed to take these people seriously?"
ObamaCare  bartlett  frum  aei  SuperEconomy  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
So What Happened? | FrumForum
Frum defends himself against Charles Murray.
frum  murray  aei  FrumForum  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
On David Frum’s Departure from AEI - Charles Murray - The Corner on National Review Online
"If I had to guess — and that’s what I’m doing, guessing — David’s departure arose from something as simple as this: Management thinks that an employee is not as productive a member of the organization as management thinks he should be. The employee disagrees. They part company".
frum  aei  murray  nro  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
Ezra Klein - Conservatives reject Frum-ism
Defending the position that Republicans erred in completely rejecting ObamaCare.
obamacare  republicans  frum  klein  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
Ezra Klein - The costs and benefits of the Republican strategy on health-care reform
"Put simply, if Republicans had worked with Democrats on health-care reform, the bill would not have been as unpopular. There was a zero-sum game between the politics and the policy. The strategy to make a moderate bill look like an extreme document relied on the optics of total Republican opposition coloring perceptions of the underlying legislation. Any move to exchange Republican votes for legislative concessions would have undercut the political case against the bill. "
ObamaCare  politics  frum  klein  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Conservative the Right Loves to Hate - The Daily Beast
On the psychology of Frum and why he is wrong on how Republicans lost ObamaCare.
ObamaCare  frum  sidebar 
march 2010 by HispanicPundit
An Even Worse Ron Paul Idea | FrumForum
Ron Pauls gold standard views are worse than typical gold standard views.
gold  RonPaul  frum  sidebar 
february 2010 by HispanicPundit
Pick Your Stimulus « The Enterprise Blog
A pay roll tax cut would have been far better than the fiscal stimulus.
fiscalstimulus09  fiscal  tax-cuts  frum  aei  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - You Say You Don’t Want a Revolution?
Frum and Leverett on Iran, the election, and its relationship to US foreign policy. Im a big fan of Frum but I must say, this guy Leverett really cleaned his clock in this discussion.
Iran  foreignpolicy  frum  bloggingheads  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
The Vanishing Republican Voter - An Analysis - NYTimes.com
Republicans need to start paying attention to inequality...and what to do about it.
inequality  republicans  frum  sidebar 
september 2008 by HispanicPundit
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online
The homeless population continues to decline, by an estimated 12% between 2005 and 2007, according to a new report released Tuesday.
poverty  frum  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
Ross Douthat (June 29, 2008) - The Past Is Another Country (Politics)
David Frum demolishes books that try to tie historical conservativism to racism.
conservatives  History  books  frum  douthat  sidebar 
june 2008 by HispanicPundit
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online
"I fired off this off-the-cuff list of necessary books on politics and history"...in addition to the ones recommended by Adler.
books  frum  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online
"OK, so here's the problem: No money can achieve all three of these good things".
gold  frum  sidebar 
january 2008 by HispanicPundit

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