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An Economy of One - March 29, 2016

Hour 1: Trump campaign gets touched; Let the free market choose the president; Tax environment is chasing jobs out of the country; Why communism and socialism doesn’t work, and how capitalism can (but isn’t being given the chance by our regulation and tax happy government) … 53 more words


"Another Great Moment in the Annals of Government-Run Healthcare"

A classically trained economist will always remind you that, “there is no such a thing as a free lunch.” With debate swirling in leftist circles around single payer and “free” healthcare, we need reminders of the impact of the loss of the profit incentive and the loss of an actionable feedback loop that the free market effectively provides. 337 more words


Workers vs. Looters

Over the years, I’ve latched on to several images that do a very good job of capturing the essence of an issue.

Here are some of my favorites. 85 more words


"Campaign Finance Reform is Corruption"

The title may seem like a counterintuitive claim, but this George Will video is highly worth the watch for the explanation.

Corruption arises not from ability to finance elections and candidates, but from big government. 24 more words


French President Approaches Cliff, Steps on Accelerator

When I wrote back in 2012 that France was committing fiscal suicide, I should have guessed that President Hollande would get impatient and push for even more statism. 590 more words

Big Government

Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

France has been dirigiste since Louis XIV centralized all power under him, and the French leadership has been trapped in that intellectual straitjacket ever since. The idea of lowering the burden of government and letting market forces work is probably inconceivable to President Hollande -- and most of his people.

Minimum Wage Mandates Help Workers...into the Unemployment Line

As you can see from this interview, I get rather frustrated by the minimum wage debate. I’m baffled that some people don’t realize that jobs won’t be created unless it’s profitable to create them. 792 more words


Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

Progressive city councils (Hello, Seattle and Los Angeles!) and state governments (Hiya, California!) have a lot to answer for: pricing out of the job market the very people they claim to want to help -- young people and the poor.

Album Review: Alabama - 'Roll On'

Alabama released their eighth album in 1984. Produced as per usual by Harold Shedd, Roll On was certified quintuple platinum and charted four number one hits. 524 more words

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