Ahead of the Curve with the Professor

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WMOX Agenda - September 1, 2010

I will be coming over from the 'burbs of Brandon in the am to join the Morning Show crew. As usual we have a full agenda which no doubt will change by the morning or during the show. Here are some of the things on the agenda for the morning:

  • The end of the combat phase in Iraq. Thoughts on the President's Oval Office speech and the impact of the invasion.
  • Are we heading towards a double dip recession? Latest thoughts on the economic recovery including the truck index and the second look at GDP for 2nd quarter. Also, what is really behind the dismal home sales numbers.
  • Why is business especially small business not hiring?
  • What should we make of the latest moves by the Fed to increase the money supply?
  • Is there any value in another stimulus program? What are the results of the stimulus?
  • The coming tax increases in 2011 due to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
  • Liberals lack understanding of basic economics. Surprise?!
  • What do the primary results tells us about the November mid-term elections?
  • What is behind the explosion of interest in Hayek's Road to Serfdom and similar works
  • How is that interest feeding the Tea Party movement and events like the Beck rally.
  • A couple of book picks, Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money and Warren Kozak biography of General LeMay, LeMay.
  • What ever listeners which to talk about.

WMOX now has streaming video and audio so tune in online if outside the airwaves of Meridian. I have link on my website if you want to log on and join the discussion. We start at 6:15 am cdt and run till just before 10 am cdt. We also have some show archives there.

Looking forward to talking to the folks in Meridian

- The Professor

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

History Channel Show on Thomas Jefferson

Today on WMOX, we discussed the History Channel's new show, Jefferson. One of the many interesting facts about the author of the Declaration of Independence was the three accomplishments he was proud of that he had placed on his tombstone. They are (1) The Declaration of Independence, (2) the Virginia Bill of Religious Freedom and (3) Founding of the University of Virginia.

The Virginia Bill of Religious Freedom is powerful and short. Its preamble is in the style of the Declaration and worth reading. I have provided a link or check out this short but powerful prose.
The letter declining an invitation to attend a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is also very powerful. This phrase about the 4th is something we should all remember each year: "For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them." For full text of the letter to Roger Weightman.

Be sure watch or DVR this show when it comes again on the History Channel. In the mean time checkout some the material the History Channel has pulled together on our most thoughtful Founder.

- The Professor

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WMOX Agenda - Wednesday August 25, 2010

I will be coming over from the 'burbs of Brandon in the am to join the Morning Show crew. As usual we have a full agenda which no doubt will change by the morning or during the show. Here are some of the things on the agenda for the morning:

  • The mosque controversy in NYC? Is there really a good answer?
  • Are we heading towards a double dip recession? Latest thoughts on the economic recovery including the truck index and the first look at GDP for 2nd quarter. Also, what is really behind the dismal home sales numbers.
  • Why is business especially small business not hiring?
  • What should we make of the latest moves by the Fed to increase the money supply?
  • Is there any value in another stimulus program? What are the results of the stimulus?
  • The coming tax increases in 2011 due to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
  • Liberals lack understanding of basic economics. Surprise?!
  • BP - the hole is almost plugged and the impact is less than feared. What did we learn?
  • What do the primary results from Tuesday night tells us about the November mid-term elections?
  • What is behind the explosion of interest in Hayek's Road to Serfdom and simlar works?
  • A couple of new book picks, Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money and Warren Kozak biography of General LeMay, LeMay.
  • What ever listeners which to talk about.

WMOX now has streaming video and audio so tune in online if outside the airwaves of Meridian. I have link on my website if you want to log on and join the discussion. We start at 6:15 am cdt and run till just before 10 am cdt. We also have some show archives there.

Looking forward to talking to the folks in Meridian

- The Professor

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

After Show (Class) Reading - August 18, 2010

Here is some followup (after class reading) from today's WMOX show:
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Quote - Alexis Tocqueville

"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

- The Professor

PS - Tocqueville is a Frenchman who is noted for his observations about the infant American democracy in the early part of the 1800s.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WMOX Agenda - Wednesday August 18, 2010

I will be coming over from the 'burbs of Brandon in the am to join the Morning Show crew. As usual we have a full agenda which no doubt will change by the morning or during the show. Here are some of the things on the agenda for the morning:

  • The mosque controversy in NYC? Is there really a good answer?
  • Are we heading towards a double dip recession? Latest thoughts on the economic recovery including the truck index and the first look at GDP for 2nd quarter.
  • What should we make of the latest moves by the Fed to increase the money supply?
  • Is there any value in another stimulus program?
  • How is the TARP (bailout) program going? Who has paid back the money and have the taxpayers made money?
  • The coming tax increases in 2011 due to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
    Liberals lack understanding of basic economics. Surprise?!
  • BP - the hole is almost plugged and the impact is less than feared. What did we learn?
    What is behind the explosion of interest in Hayek's Road to Serfdom?
  • A couple of new book picks, Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money and Warren Kozak biography of General LeMay, LeMay.
  • What ever listeners which to talk about.

WMOX now has streaming video and audio so tune in online if outside the airwaves of Meridian. I have link on my website if you want to log on and join the discussion. We start at 6:15 am cdt and run till just before 10 am cdt. We also have some show archives there.

Looking forward to talking to the folks in Meridian

- The Professor

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Trailer - I Want Your Money

This new documentary, I Want You Money, is coming out in the fall. In addition to cleaver animation, Reagan and Obama in the Oval Office, it digs into the important issue of runaway government spending. Look for it in the fall. Until then enjoy the trailer.

- The Professor


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WMOX Agenda - Thursday August 5. 2010

I will be coming over from the 'burbs of Brandon in the am to join the Morning Show crew. As usual we have a full agenda which no doubt will change by the morning or during the show. Here are some of the things on the agenda for the morning:

  • Latest thoughts on the economic recovery including the truck index and the first look at GDP for 2nd quarter.
  • Is there any value in another stimulus program?
  • How is the TARP (bailout) program going? Who has paid back the money and have the taxpayers made money?
  • The coming tax increases in 2011 due to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.
  • Liberals lack understanding of basic economics. Surprise?!
  • BP - the hole is almost plugged and the impact is less than feared. What did we learn?
  • What is behind the explosion of interest in Hayek's Road to Serfdom?
  • A couple of new book picks, Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money and Warren Kozak biography of General LeMay, LeMay.
  • What ever listeners which to talk about.
WMOX now has streaming video and audio so tune in online if outside the airwaves of Meridian. I have link on my website if you want to log on and join the discussion. We start at 6:15 am cdt and run till just before 10 am cdt. We also have some show archives there.

Looking forward to talking to the folks in Meridian

- The Professor

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