Archive: Carolina Critic

  • Andrews: Responsibility Movement Key to U.S.

    Responsibility Reborn is an excellent charter for the responsibility movement. Despite the challenges of contemporary political life and the excesses of American culture, Andrews’ treatise is infused with optimism. The next few years are critical in determining whether America will stagnate or see a rebirth of responsibility.

  • Isaacson Reveals the Many Layers of Steve Jobs

    Though Jobs authorized the biography — handpicking Isaacson to write it — he exercised no control over it and did not ask to review it. He encouraged people from his past to speak with Isaacson and encouraged them to be forthcoming. To say that Jobs was a complicated human being…

  • Kool-Aid Interesting and Shocking

    When I heard a snippet of information about Marybeth Hicks’ Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom, I thought that it might be an interesting book. It is interesting, and shocking. Hicks’ book provides example after example of how the…

  • Spousonomics a Breezy, Cheeky, Geeky Look at Relationships

    Overall, it’s a hopeful book; only one of the couples portrayed ended up in divorce, while most found a new modus vivendi, perhaps with the help of John Stuart Mill and Milton Friedman. Sometimes their solutions are more of the business-like marriage contract relationship rather than self-sacrificing love, but it…

  • Authors: Toxic Mix of Government Intervention Perverts Free Market

    Kevin Dowd offers a classical liberal perspective on macroeconomic policy and specifically central bank policy. Having written extensively on free banking, he concludes that a thorough decentralization of the banking business is essential to enduring macroeconomic stability. Martin Hutchinson is a seasoned investment banker turned financial journalist. His first-hand, nuts-and-bolts…

  • A Personal Journey That Inspires

    When I started to read former Vice President Dick Cheney’s book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, written with his daughter Liz, it was not what I expected. ...Since the book opens with the events of Sept. 11, 2001, I assumed that this would be the book’s focus.

  • Ridley: ‘Dare to Be an Optimist’

    The Rational Optimist takes in all of human history. It asserts that because of the capacity of the human race to innovate, even though disasters will occur, the future will enhance human prosperity and natural biodiversity. Ridley challenges everyone to “dare to be an optimist.”…