- February favorites (Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle) The former sports columnist works in eight references to Spec’s. Is this a wine column or a company newsletter?
- Gordon Ramsay pulls out of Maze Prague (Claire Compton, The Prague Post) Michelin star or no, we enjoyed a GREAT meal at this restaurant in December, and at a much better price than we would have gotten at a comparable Ramsay restaurant in a Euro or Dollar denominated country.
- Size Matters – The Death of Relationship Marketing in the Wine Business (Cepage Noir) Eh, the guy who wanted directions to Costco just completely didn’t get it. And that’s too bad. But surely in a town this size, there are enough of us who appreciate that “small” in reference to Christopher’s shop isn’t a pejorative — but rather, connotes boutique, quality, knowledge, service, and all sorts of other things one might want in his/her wine merchant.
- How Democracy Ruined the Bailout Plan (Holman Jenkins, WSJ)
- Cheering for Obama stimulus buys into the 1930s myth (Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg)
- Deregulation and the financial panic (Phil Gramm, WSJ)
- Drowning by fire hose (George Will, WaPo)
- GM's plan: Subsidize our 48-year-old retirees (Paul Ingrassia, WSJ)
- 'Hair of the Dog' Stimulus (Daniel Henninger, WSJ)
- Dukes of moral hazard (WSJ)
- Analysis: Democrats self-destructing over ethics (Larry
Each week, the Chron’s Whine & Dine section is a marvelous source of complaining and carping by Houstonians who simply hate to waddle more than a few steps from their car to the feeding trough. I used to mock them in the Chron.com comments section, but I think it will be more fun to share the mockery here.
Whine & Dine: Super Burger (Mary Vuong, Houston Chronicle)
- Stimulus Plan Caters to the Privileged Public Sector (Joel Kotkin, New Geography)
- The Stimulus Made Easy (Something Fishie)
- Don't believe the stimulus scaremongers (Ama Bhide, WSJ)
- Chicoms to the right of him…. (Brothers Judd)
- The Audacity of Irony (Victor Davis Hanson, NRO)
- Obama, an economic unilateralist (Spengler, Asia Times)
- The TARP Trojan Horse (Theodore H. Frank, TAS)
- Harvard narcissists with MBAs killed Wall Street