Yes! During my 14-year run in the institutional research and trading business in Boston, the finest analyst with whom I worked was oil analyst Dave Hammer. Since 1990 Dave has been the managing partner of Hammer Asset Management. We stay in touch to this day. Yesterday I asked Dave about my concern that shale production […]
Archives for December 2014
The Cato Institute’s Chris Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies, writes, “One hopes that experience has taught Dempsey (JCS chair Gen Martin Dempsey), even if others have failed to grasp it, that the U.S. military is ill –suited to fix Iraq and Syria’s broken politics, the true source of the Islamic State’s […]
The legendary Rolling Stones saxophonist passed away Tuesday at 70 years old.
Debbie and I first landed in Key West nearly 25 years ago. Aside from the great tropical—well actually sub tropical—weather and one-of-a-kind conch cottages, and oh yes, stone crabs, we have thought that the island music was the best part of living in the Keys. After all these years, it was not until yesterday at […]
Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explains in NRO why the “tax extenders” bill—bad legislation with bipartisan support—should be dumped. Here are just some of the special interest winners in this “temporary” (since the 1980s) tax bill: The “green energy” lobby—from electric cars to energy efficient appliances to ethanol producers. Hollywood, railroads, NASCAR, […]
In his 1983 book Modern Times, Paul Johnson wrote, “Eisenhower was the most successful of America’s twentieth-century presidents, and the decade when he ruled (1953-61) the most prosperous in American, and indeed world, history.” Here at taki.com, John Derbyshire remembers the above and writes about Ike, “America’s prosperity glows golden in the memory of us […]
As Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro (senior fellow in constitutional studies) points out, the U.S. immigration system “serves nobody’s interests—not big business or small, not skilled or unskilled workers, not the economic or national security.” And while there’s plenty of blame to land squarely on the shoulders of Congress for not fixing our immigration mess, nothing […]
Greetings from Richard C. Young & Co.’s home-base in Naples, Florida.
This past October, Debbie and I were in Beaune, France, the Burgundy capital of the world, to research and buy Grand Cru Burgundy from Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vosne-Romanee. With my heavily red-pen underlined and warn copy of The Professional Wine Refference in hand, I was on a mission to secure a select Grand Cru list. […]
After “investing” tens of billions of taxpayer dollars of federal subsidies for Solyndra, Fisker Auto, battery plants and other mega-green energy losers, the U.S. still gets only about 3 percent of its electric power from wind and solar power. Stephen Moore, along with Kathleen Hartnett-White, write in the Washington Times, that if you think President […]