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  • The $15 Question: Who The Hell Are You?

    04/23/2015 8:27:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 20 replies
    Self | 4/23/15 | Me
    Do Americans, excluding the Marxist in the White House, actually believe private enterprise is obligated to share or "redistribute" their profits with the general public; albeit paid employees, the unemployed or complete strangers? If I have a job and my neighbor doesn’t, or God forbid I make more money, am I obligated to give this person a percentage of my income? Is “Bob” going to give me his money if I lose my job and become homeless? Hell no! People open businesses to make money…period! It’s not rocket science or a Right-Wing conspiracy. It’s called risk, work, reward! If a...
  • If Hillary Clinton Wants to ‘Topple’ the One Percent, She Should Start With Herself

    04/22/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Hillary Clinton, without a hint of irony, has reportedly called for “toppling” the 1 percent. So the putative favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination intends to target those who — like herself, her husband and the benefactors of her family foundation – are the wealthiest of the wealthy. If Mrs. Clinton is seeking to upend a system that pays off a select group of elite insiders who profit by undertaking cronyistic, anti-free market acts, I applaud her. But if Mrs. Clinton is rather seeking to punish the few who have amassed great wealth by producing goods and services for their...
  • Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

    04/19/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Garvin · 3 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | December 2, 2006• | Ludwig von Mises
    Interventionism, Allegedly a Middle-of-the-Road Policy A second group seems to be less radical. They reject socialism no less than capitalism. They recommend a third system, which, as they say, is as far from capitalism as it is from socialism, which as a third system of society's economic organization, stands midway between the two other systems, and while retaining the advantages of both, avoids the disadvantages inherent in each. This third system is known as the system of interventionism. In the terminology of American politics it is often referred to as the middle-of-the-road policy. What makes this third system popular with...
  • Ugly American? Melissa Harris-Perry Worries US Tourists Would be 'Plague' on Cuba

    04/11/2015 11:56:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're a Cuban who has somehow managed to catch the cablecast of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today. The topic is President Obama's opening toward Cuba. You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American tourists start coming in numbers. Then suddenly you hear Harris-Perry fretting that there could be a "downside" for Cuba in letting in those American tourists. They could be a "plague" for Cuba. Impose their cultural "hegemony." !Ay caramba! View the video here.
  • Barney's Blithering Misunderstanding of Business: 'Your Being There Means Somebody Else' Won't Be

    03/29/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two days ago I ordered online a used copy of Milton & Rose Friedman's classic "Free to Choose," hoping a liberal loved one would be willing to read it. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, so now I'm tempted to send the book to Barney Frank—since it's apparent that, like many liberals, he doesn't understand the most basic notions of how free markets work. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today, Frank described business creators as being "given privileges." Barney then added this mind-boggler: "there's only a limited amount of space, there's only a limited amount of businesses. Your...
  • What Was Really at Stake in the Israeli Election: Free Enterprise

    03/28/2015 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In terms of skills and education, Israel probably has the highest level of human capital per person in the whole world. Yet it’s per capita output is mediocre – in the middle of the developed country pack. Why is that? Because Israel has been slow to adopt capitalism. How do I know that? Because Bibi Netanyahu told me that in an interview in Dallas, several years before he became prime minister. Once he became Israel’s leader, he was been able to do something about it. In recent years Israel has become a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and capitalist spirit. But...
  • Paul Tudor Jones Warns This "Disastrous Market Mania" Will End "By Revolution, Taxes, Or War"

    03/19/2015 10:12:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    "This gap between the 1% and the rest of America, and between the US and the rest of the world, cannot and will not persist," warns renowned trader Paul Tudor Jones during his recent TED Talks speech, as he addressed the question - can capital be just? Hoping to expand the "narrow definitions of capitalism," that threaten the underpinnings of society, Tudor Jones exclaims, "we're in the middle of a disastrous market mania," adding "one of worst of my life." Perhaps most ominously, he concludes, historically this ends "by revolution, higher taxes or wars. None are on my bucket list."...
  • Corporations are the Enemy (Scotus case that would impose same-sex “marriage”)

    03/13/2015 3:49:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A man I know was a top executive at a major American media company, one of the biggest and most influential in the world. A young man came into his office one day asking to display a rainbow sticker with the words “safe space.” This was a decade ago and this man, a faithful Catholic, felt confident he could demur without reprisal though he could see the veiled threat of being “outed” as less than gay friendly, as a homophobe.But, in these post-Brendan Eich days, it is doubtful my friend would feel as safe to say no because things...
  • Václav Klaus: Our Freedom Is Endangered

    03/12/2015 9:11:17 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 7 replies
    Global Wealth ^ | March 12, 2015 | Kelly Diamond
    The best environment for man is the environment of liberty.” – Václav Klaus Liberty is a fundamental human right and the cornerstone of our existence. But in our current world, liberty is being attacked from all directions, whether through higher state control or individuals themselves. Liberty is in search for its protector. Those that value and actively promote the ideals of freedom and liberty are few in such an enclosing environment. In the following article, Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, ventures into a discussion with one of the vanguards of liberty, former President of the Czech Republic,...
  • Billionaires Want to End Capitalism As We Know It (Richard Branson's new non-profit)

    06/18/2013 4:33:09 PM PDT · by Thoreauaway · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and a group of other CEOs and former world leaders have formed a group whose goal is to end capitalism as we know it. The nonprofit, known as “The B Team,” was created to help promote a “better version of capitalism, one that prioritizes people and planet over profit.” This ignores the fact that capitalism is, by definition, motivated by profit. The team, led by Branson and German businessman Jochen Zeitz, calls for drastic changes in how the economy works. These include “new rules and models for the future of business – not incremental ‘change as...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Money Is the Devil’s Dung!’

    02/28/2015 11:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 28, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In his address to the Italian Confederation of Cooperatives Saturday, Pope Francis employed muscular language in speaking about money — while acknowledging its importance to business. “Money,” he said, “is the devil’s dung.” “It is not easy to talk about money,” Francis said. Quoting Saint Basil the Great, the Pope said: “Money is the dung of the devil! When money becomes an idol, it rules over a person’s choices. And then it ruins a person and condemns him, turning him into a slave.” The Pope called for “creative imagination” to find new methods, attitudes and tools to combat the “culture...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/19/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2015
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • Blustery Winds and the Global Warming Scare

    02/15/2015 11:26:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Environmental global warmists and the United Nations: Promoters of communist utopia, unproductive but supposedly “equal”, “socially just” economy A blustery winter Hawk is blowing wind gusts of 60 mph and the temperatures are 15 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. It is not unusual, it is winter time, and the weather has alternated periods of extreme cold and unusual balmier temperatures. The global warmists, of course, are blaming it on man-made global warming. The climate change industry’s golden goose is laying larger and larger eggs to those who stand to gain from this false narrative. And of course, the biggest gainers are...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/14/2015 9:02:53 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily.com ^ | 10FEB2015 | Staff Writer
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare (Destroying Capitalism)

    02/13/2015 11:29:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/10/2015 | IBD
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change...
  • California Let Oil Companies Contaminate Water, Report Says

    02/03/2015 9:28:11 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 2/2/2015 | Justin Worland
    California state regulators allowed oil companies to dispose of wastewater in clean groundwater supplies for years, according to a new report. The San Francisco Chronicle, citing a review of state data, reports that oil companies built more than 170 waste-disposal wells feeding into bodies of groundwater that could otherwise have been used for drinking or irrigation during one of the area’s worst droughts in centuries. The wells are primarily located in the state’s agricultural Central Valley region, which was particularly devastated by the drought.
  • The real deflate-gate: the depressed state of our union

    01/29/2015 10:16:06 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 10 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | January 29, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Aired-out uproariously on “Saturday Night Live,” “Deflategate” has been a national fixation since word broke that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in their Super Bowl-berth-clinching victory over Indianapolis. The alleged-cheating controversy has even pumped up the loveability of the oft-despised Seattle Seahawks. However, Think Again if you believe Deflategate is merely hot air. Though overblown, Americans’ disquiet reflects our fairness instinct and commitment to equality of opportunity — the ideal that all competitors in the race of life, no matter their status, can succeed on a level playing field. Sensing a slanted NFL field, Seahawk Richard Sherman questioned...
  • Which of the Two Dozen 2016 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

    01/16/2015 4:23:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Lipsman
    "....the number of potential contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination exceeds two dozen. It's actually a somewhat ridiculous situation.........Now it is my assertion that the vast majority of GOP politicians over the last century can be classified into one of the following three categories:RINOs–meaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for America–it's just that the Democrats are screwing it up and Republicans should be entrusted with the task of implementing the progressive agenda because they will do it more efficiently and cost effectively than liberal Democrats have or could.CRUELs–that is,confused Republicans who...
  • Newbie Asks a Question: What is "Crony Capitalism"? (Vanity)

    01/11/2015 6:53:29 AM PST · by Regal · 59 replies
    Vanity Question ^ | Jan 11, 2015 | Regal
    I have just recently become an active poster (responder), and have seen the term "Crony Capitalism" used without explanation. Recently I saw the term associated with Communism, which confused me further. A "google" does little to clear things up, particularly in regards to how it might be interchangeable with communism. Can anyone help clear things up?
  • Two Views of Capitalism

    01/10/2015 5:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Why are you and I enjoying the bounty of the richest country in the history of the world instead of grubbing around in the forest for roots and berries the way our ancestors did?It turns out people appear to have two very different answers to that question. And it’s not just ordinary people who disagree. Even the experts – economists and historians – disagree. That’s the view of Johnathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. (HT: Tyler Cowan)Haidt says problems that are “tame problems” can be solved by experts. These are problems like: How can...
  • The Pontiff and 'Climate Change'

    01/08/2015 5:07:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Move over, radical Islam. Step aside, poverty and political oppression. Pope Francis is expected to soon issue a rare papal encyclical, an official statement about what the pontiff believes is the world's most pressing issue -- "climate change." A month ago, during the U.N. climate change conference in Lima, Peru, the Pope warned of the dire consequences of climate change and declared that the "time to find global solutions is running out." Last October, the Pope said: "An economic system centered on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent...
  • Econ book acclaimed by left based on faulty premise, factual errors, study finds

    01/06/2015 4:27:38 PM PST · by Bob · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A book by a French economist who became a darling of 99 percenters and his lefty peers is riddled with errors, cherry-picked data and flawed premises, according to two new studies. Thomas Piketty's “Capital in the 21st Century,” which New York Times columnist and Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman called “the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade,” calls for an 80 percent income tax to stop wealth inequality from increasing. The book earned its author an invitation to the White House to meet with Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. ... ... The recent...
  • Remember When Communism Was All the Rage?

    12/31/2014 10:41:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Happy Birthday to the Soviet Union! In 1922, in post-revolutionary Russia, a bunch of commies got together and officially established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation called a meeting, and created the world’s first union based on Marxist Socialism… It shaped up to be such a rousing success, Joseph Stalin celebrated by killing 50 million fellow countrymen. During the Russian Revolution of 1917 the Bolsheviks managed to win over the hearts and minds of their fellow commie forces using their message of Hope and Change; which lead to a pretty clear direction for...
  • What I Learned About Capitalism By Walking Into A Starbucks (facepalm satire?)

    12/30/2014 6:50:09 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 40 replies
    clickhole ^ | June 24, 2014 | Carson Selway
    What happens when someone challenges the largest coffee corporation in the world and the capitalist ideals it represents? I recently learned the answer to that question when I walked into a Starbucks and started loudly screaming the word “capitalism” right into the barista’s face over and over again until she was forced to call the police. The experience opened my eyes to some shocking realities about our society. The truth was harsher and more unpleasant than I ever could have expected. “Please stop, sir,” the barista said after I had been yelling “capitalism” for more than eight minutes straight. “You’re...
  • McDonald’s Is Microsoft

    12/29/2014 2:50:24 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/29/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    "The aggregate effect of competitive capitalism is indistinguishable from magic, but we are so used to its bounty that we never stop to notice that no king of old ever enjoyed quarters so comfortable as those found in a Holiday Inn Express, that Andrew Carnegie never had a car as good as a Honda Civic, that Akhenaten never enjoyed such wealth as is found in a Walmart Supercenter. The irony is that capitalism has achieved through choice and cooperation what the old reds thought they were going to do with bayonets and gulags: It has recruited the most powerful and...
  • People’s Climate Summit Finds Culprit in Capitalism

    12/12/2014 1:18:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2014 | By RYAN DUBE
    LIMA, Peru — Wilfredo Saavedra, a former Marxist rebel, led a convoy of some 300 activists from Peru’s northern sierra, wearing an anti-mining T-shirt and Cuban baseball cap. Jim Chomicz, 70, from Birmingham, Alabama, flew here with a church group to learn more about melting glaciers. But for many of their Latin American counterparts, it is all about toppling capitalism, which they blame for the environmental degradation. “Capitalism is the creator of all of these changes to the climate,” said Mr. Saavedra. At a march this week, Ibis Fernández, a Peruvian union leader and organizer of the People’s Climate Summit,...
  • MSNBC Guests on 'Can't Breathe': Capitalism a Key Problem

    12/10/2014 4:02:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A segment on today's Ed Show was very instructive as to what lies not far beneath the surface for many in the current protest movement. Two guests, discussing Ferguson and Staten Island, agreed that a key problem in America is . . . capitalism. First up was Rosa Clemente, a "hip hop activist" and 2008 Green Party VP candidate: "Capitalism, I think that is the institution all over this country. It is really the oppressive force." Next, Georgetown Prof. Marcia Chatelain, who said that the current moment has revealed "an incredible critique of capitalism that it isn't just police brutality...
  • 20 Signs You Are Living in a Progressive Utopia

    12/04/2014 8:56:01 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-12-14 | TheBlaze
    1) When the executive branch has effectively become the legislative branch 2) When the notions of secure borders and national sovereignty are considered thinly-veiled euphemisms for racial hatred 3) When justice means determining a person is guilty before seeing any evidence, then rioting, looting and destroying property when said person does not even make it to trial 4) When those who riot, loot and destroy property are considered freedom-fighters, and those who peacefully assemble are considered radical extremists ... 10) When countries like Egypt and the United Arab Emirates designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, but yours does...
  • BREAKING: Meet The Rich White Guy Who Is Running the Black Boycott of Capitalism # Ferguson

    11/30/2014 3:54:57 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Got News ^ | November 30, 2014 | November 30, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson Shannon Knutsen
    There’s a white, rich dude running the black boycott capitalism movement known as United Blackout. His name is Michael Latt and he is the marketing director of United Blackout. “Control how Black money is spent and you win the game,” says United Blackout’s campaign video. And Latt seeks to deliver. ... Latt’s clearly following United Blackout’s advice. He lives the lifestyles of the rich and fabulous on his Facebook page. ... Latt developed the branding and marketing strategy and is the brains behind the website for the BlackOut for Human Rights campaign intended to encourage African Americans to boycott capitalism.
  • Marijuana Dispensaries Are Celebrating Black Friday, Too

    11/28/2014 2:08:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate's Moneybox Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | Laura Bradley, intern
    For shoppers of age in Colorado and Washington state, the most novel deal this Black Friday isn’t a gadget like the iPhone 6. If what they’re looking for is relaxation, they’re in luck: For their first Black Friday ever, recreational marijuana dispensaries in those states are offering some great deals on weed. “This is one of the first times in the nation that we’re going to be able to do such crazy discounts and specials on marijuana products, and have people 21 years or older be able to come in and join the festivities,” says John Satterfield, a distribution worker...
  • Economic and Religious Freedom: Mutually Reinforcing

    11/27/2014 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom--religious, civil, political, or economic--is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom.This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Some religions, for instance, embody very weak...
  • CUNY Professor: Darren Wilson Symbolizes "Racist, Repressive Capitalism"

    11/26/2014 5:29:07 PM PST · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/14 | Aurelius
    Deirdre Cooper Owens, a "Queens College, CUNY" professor of History, has taken to twitter to voice her opinions on the decision of a grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Dr. Owens states that Darren Wilson represents "racist, repressive capitalism" and that it is impossible for African Americans to receive justice in the United States. Professor Owens oddly does not mention any specifics of the case, or the mountain of evidence that shows that Brown was, in fact, the aggressor in his confrontation with Wilson. Instead, Owens denounces the United States and...
  • Happy Trails (Seavey Bids Adieu; Libertarian-Conservative Entertainment Podcast Continues)

    11/26/2014 11:13:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 26, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    All (good) things must come to an end, as the omnipotent, yet enigmatic, interstellar character Q pointed out to the crew of the USS Enterprise during a particularly harrowing flight. As in Gene Roddenberry-created science-fiction epics, so it is in the world of pop cultural podcasting, which is why this month marks the conclusion of my nearly year-long professional collaboration with my good friend Todd Seavey. Even though Todd is leaving for bigger-and hopefully more lucrative-endeavors, the Perry portion of Seavey and Perry on Culture will persist, as I cycle through a diverse cast of witty anarcho-capitalists willing to plumb...
  • Atheist Confession: “I like Pope Francis.”

    11/23/2014 5:16:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Filipino Freethinkers ^ | November 23, 2014 | Dustin Celestino.
    I’m going to say something many of my fellow secularism advocates would probably not appreciate: I like Pope Francis. Why? I like Pope Francis because, in my opinion, he is more liberal than many liberals. American conservatives already hate him for his seemingly liberal position on many issues. He’s so liberal that Sarah Palin is actually taken aback by what she calls his “liberal agenda.” The Pope is so liberal that writer Damian Thompson, in an article he wrote for “The Spectator,” had to ask if we were in the early stages of a Catholic civil war. Apparently, even Catholics...
  • Capitalism Cataclysm

    11/22/2014 12:25:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Freedom Economics “Capitalism” is the cataclysmically inappropriate word we use to describe the most successful economic system in the history of the world. We must cease its use at once and forevermore. “Capitalism,” the word, maligns capitalism, the economic system. We must understand and accept this. No longer can we conservatives, we capitalists, remain purists about this term. The Left has won, and handily. They have contorted the word capitalism into a grotesque mockery of its true nature. Worse, having sullied the term, they have also sullied the concept. If the economic system of capitalism were termed something different than...
  • JetBlue to add fees, reduce legroom

    11/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    wral.com ^ | 11/20/14 | David Koenig
    JetBlue will add bag fees and squeeze seats a bit closer together as it tries to boost profit. The airline said Wednesday that it will create three ticket classes beginning in the first half of 2015, and only the top two include at least one free checked bag. Other big airlines have added fees on checked bags since 2008, when they needed money to cover rising fuel costs. In the first six months of this year, U.S. airlines raised $1.7 billion from bag fees. JetBlue's decision will leave Southwest as the only major U.S. airline to let all passengers check...
  • A Strategy for Rich Countries: Absorb More Immigrants

    11/10/2014 3:20:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By TYLER COWEN
    Economic debate since the financial crisis and Great Recession has often focused on issues like monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, unemployment and financial regulation. Yes, these are all important, but in the future we will need to pay much more attention to a relatively neglected field: population economics. Developed countries that can absorb new immigrants at a modest cost should have relatively bright futures. They will help enable a rebalancing of population that will help the entire planet. In contrast, developed countries with relatively inflexible notions of national identity, and thus with strict immigration policies, may shrink in population and lose...
  • 'Thanks Joni'

    11/09/2014 6:20:58 AM PST · by IwaCornDogs · 18 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/9/14 | Twitchy
    'Thanks Joni': Hardee's CEO congratulates Senator-elect Ernst with new full page ad
  • Brilliant: Versions of capitalism in each country perfectly explained by using cows

    11/01/2014 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 11/1/2014 | Hannah Bleau
    I've seen other versions, but this version is pretty funny.
  • U.S. education department gets tougher on for-profit colleges

    10/30/2014 1:39:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/30/14 | Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani
    The U.S. Department of Education will introduce stricter regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under new regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings.
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new “Star Trek” movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. It’s nice to see Nokia’s still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • Sleepless Socialists in Seattle!

    10/19/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 10/19/14 | Me
    Apparently asking $15 an hour for fast food workers isn’t enough so unappreciated socialists in Seattle are demanding the minimum wage be raised to a “paltry” $20 an hour. There are skilled and educated professionals who don’t command such a wage, not to mention soldiers facing death daily on the front lines of tyranny, but these hypocrites who religiously shell out $5 for a cup of Joe are demanding social justice because they feel slighted by more accomplished Americans? If radical leftists ever succeed in enacting such a law, and I believe it’s only a matter of time before they...
  • Ebola: Politics, Failure, And Opportunism

    10/19/2014 4:21:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The Ebola outbreak has been a disaster in politics, but a boom for capitalism. Weird how that works, but it is how many things work. President Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak has been an unmitigated disaster. At first, he dismissed it. Then, he panicked and started canceling campaign and fundraising events to engage in the “optics” of being in charge. It was too late. With his indifference toward beheadings and terrorists attacks that killed ambassadors in the past, the president altering his heretofore unalterable schedule signaled a panic message to the American people. If there’s nothing to worry about,...
  • Hysteria over Ebola fuels racism, while the real disease is capitalism

    10/18/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Sonali Kolhatkar, TruthDig
    The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message “Ebola Is Coming” in blood- smeared letters; and Facebook feeds dominated by click-bait images of microscopic photos of the virus with eerie back-lit tangles of fat worms symbolizing the foreign bodies that could invade us all. But the foreign bodies of the Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have...
  • Poll: Americans are still individualists who love capitalism — but they think the future is dark

    10/12/2014 9:56:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | October 10, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    <p>Finally, just 40% think success is determined by forces outside out control vs. 51% for the average advanced economy.</p> <p>So Americans still have a great faith in the power of individual effort to make one’s own breaks and climb the ladder of success. At the same time, though, they are worried about what the future holds with just 30% confident that the next generation will be better off than the current one.</p>
  • Poverty

    10/11/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared “War on Poverty.” It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, “We’re a rich country. All we have to do is tax the rich, and then use that money to create programs that will lift the poor out of poverty.” Government created job-training programs for the strong and expanded social security for the weak.... Johnson’s War brought further progress, but progress then stopped. It stopped because government is not good at making a distinction between needy and lazy. It taught moms not to marry the father of their kids because that...
  • Oil & Capitalism Will Stop Ebola

    10/01/2014 8:36:16 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 3 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The rising threat of Ebola has brought two things into perspective: capitalism and oil. Money and fossil fuels have reminded us that Ebola would have spread beyond Africa decades ago without them. As the virus spreads further than it ever has because of sociological and economic changes in Africa, we're quickly learning to appreciate the advancements that wouldn't have been possible without oil and capitalism. West Africa is more densely populated now than it was during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. Roads, economic advancements and sprawling communities have changed the region significantly and contributed to the spread of Ebola....
  • Capitalism Is Clean(er) (Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant married into Microsoft money)

    09/28/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Strange thing about Flood Wall Street, the financial-district protest that followed the People’s Climate March: Nobody had much to say about the climate — what they came to talk about was capitalism. “Stop Capitalism,” “End Capitalism,” “Capitalism Kills,” the placards read. Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city-council member who funds her crusade against capitalism by being married to a man with Microsoft money, called for a “radical, militant” movement linking environmental concerns to such traditional socialist enterprises as heavy government intervention into targeted industries, including energy and transportation. Question: What happened to the environment the last time people with radically...
  • Bill Whittle: Socialism - The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

    09/26/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-26-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs. Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of...
  • Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda

    09/24/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-23-14 | zombie
    Communists along with a few environmental groups staged a “People’s Climate Rally” in Oakland, California on Sunday, September 21, in conjunction with the larger “People’s Climate March” in New York City on the same day. Wait — did I say communists? Isn’t that a bit of an exaggeration? Well…no. At the New York event, many people noticed that gee, there sure are a lot of communists at this march. But in Oakland — always on the cutting edge — the entire “climate change” movement at last fully, irrevocably and overtly embraced communism as its stated goal. Any concerns about “optics”...