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  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Taxes and regulations: The Vermont Disadvantage

    01/25/2006 6:49:40 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 847+ views
    IT IS AN axiom of commerce that economic development follows Interstate highways. Except in Vermont. A new study by University of Vermont economist Arthur Woolf has found that development that should have come along I-91 up the Connecticut River instead came across the river — in New Hampshire. The reason? Higher taxes and regulations in Vermont. “We’re seeing the gap grow larger and larger each time we do the study,”... “Those communities along the river are really feeling the impact now.” They are feeling the impact of taxes and regulations imposed in the 1960s and ’70s... Vermont border counties had...
  • Waiting for a Soft Landing ( From a not-so-optimistic Economist)

    01/04/2006 7:17:45 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 14 replies · 543+ views
    Washington Post via ^ | 01/04/2006 | Robert Samuelson
    <p>WASHINGTON -- At the year-end, I usually scan a stack of economic reports to see what lies ahead. Well, folks, according to most forecasts we're headed for a swell year -- though a boring one. Typical is the forecast from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. In 2006 the American economy should grow 3.5 percent (about the same as in 2005), it says. Unemployment drops from today's 5 percent to 4.8 percent. Inflation remains tame, at 2.5 percent. The world economy also does well; international trade expands 9 percent.</p>
  • Laffer Curve Works Again

    12/31/2005 8:45:33 AM PST · by george76 · 169 replies · 3,749+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 28, 2005 | Jerry Bowyer
    Ronald Reagan once said an economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders if it would work in theory. So why is it that when confronted with a concept that works in both practice and theory, so many people refuse to believe it? The Laffer Curve, popularized by economist Arthur Laffer, says the government can maximize tax revenue by setting the tax rate at ... The logic is obvious on the ends of the spectrum: if the tax rate is 0%, the government collects no money. If it is 100%, people have no reason to earn,...
  • America's conservatives take another blow

    09/29/2005 8:40:43 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 34 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Economist ^ | September 29, 2005 | Staff
    TOM DELAY is no stranger to excitement. He claims nearly to have been killed during a bout of revolutionary violence in Venezuela, where he lived in his teens. He was asked to leave the first university he attended, and he made a living exterminating bugs before he entered politics. But “the Hammer” has not been able to swat away the swarm of investigators buzzing around him. On Wednesday September 28th, Mr DeLay was indicted by a grand jury in Texas for alleged breaches of campaign-finance law, and forced to resign, at least temporarily, his position as Republican majority leader in...
  • Post-Katrina frenzy

    09/14/2005 3:05:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2005 | Helle Dale
    The Washington Post-Katrina frenzyBy Helle DalePublished September 14, 2005 Great disasters bring out the best and the worst in us humans. The international response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrates this fact, no less than reactions among those stricken all along the Gulf Coast.     People around the world have expressed their sympathy, sent condolences, offered help and started collections to help the victims. Everybody from the Queen of England to Pope Benedict XVI sent their condolences. Over 90 nations offered assistance and European countries opened up their strategic oil reserves. Though many of those offers of aid come in forms...
  • Happy Birthday Milton Friedman (31 July... Ok, we are late!)

    09/08/2005 12:06:44 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 15 replies · 497+ views ^ | Sept. 8, 2005 | Alessandro Fiaschi
    July 31 marks the 93rd birthday of the world's foremost living economist, Milton Friedman. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economic Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Medal of Science, Friedman advances the principles of individual choice by popularizing ideas that include school vouchers and private retirement accounts. Through essays, speeches, and books such as Capitalism and Freedom, and Free to Choose, Friedman champions the ideas of liberty. "Milton Friedman has done more than defend freedom as an abstract ideal," President George W. Bush recently said, "He has creatively applied the power of freedom to the...

    01/11/2005 5:40:52 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 18 replies · 795+ views ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | by staff reports
    Jan 11, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby staff reports Edited by David H. Smith, Newsbriefs Correspondent ECONOMIST MAGAZINE SHOWS TRUE COLORS FreeMarketNews.Com, Jan. 11, 2005 – The Economist Magazine is at it again. The magazine that many incorrectly associate with free-markets and entrepreneurialism has released another analysis of an international social, political and cultural trend that ducks the hard questions and predictably proposes more government as a solution. Even a cursory read of the Economist will find many of its articles focus not on entrepreneurialism but on governmental issues and policies, from big countries to small, with nary a question as to...
  • End Corporate Income Tax

    12/01/2004 3:40:03 AM PST · by SmithPatterson · 48 replies · 914+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-1-04 | Richard Rahn
    End corporate income tax By Richard W. Rahn On Nov. 18, in a speech given at the Finance Ministry in Vienna, Austria, the very highly regarded European economist and first woman president of the Mont Pelerin Society, Professor Victoria Curzon Price, called for eliminating the corporate income tax. There, in the center of socialist Europe, was not only the call to get rid of this destructive tax, but almost everyone in an audience of economists, various government finance officials and public policy experts appeared to agree with her. The idea and practice of the corporate income tax has been dying...
  • Bush taps Kellogg Co. CEO Gutierrez to head Commerce - Hassett, AEI, possible replacement of Mankiw

    11/29/2004 9:26:29 PM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 2 replies · 567+ views ^ | 11/29/2004 | Alessandro Fiaschi
    Bush taps Kellogg Co. CEO Gutierrez to head Commerce Corbett B. Daly WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- President Bush announced Monday that Carlos Gutierrez, Kellogg Co.'s chief executive, would replace Don Evans as Commerce Secretary, making the first of what are expected to be many changes in his economic team. "Carlos Gutierrez is one of America's most respected business leaders," Bush said at the official announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (...) Gutierrez, 51, has been CEO at Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg (K) since April 1999. Kellogg shares fell 51 cents immediately after news broke that the cereal maker...
  • Good-Bye, Mr. Irvine - The Passing of Reed Irvine

    11/27/2004 3:37:33 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 571+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 27, 2004 | Burt Prelutsky
    Two things took place recently that were, in a strange way, interconnected. The good thing was that Dan Rather announced his resignation; the bad thing was that Reed Irvine died. The odd thing is that I was saddened by the news of Mr. Irvine’s passing even though, until I’d read his obituary, I had never even heard of the man. It seems that until he was 47 years old, Reed Irvine had been an economist with the Federal Reserve. Then, at an age when so many men are content to work on their slice, perfect their fly-casting skills or start...
  • The fear myth

    11/18/2004 9:54:36 AM PST · by 1066AD · 9 replies · 545+ views
    The Economist (UK) ^ | 11/18/2004 | Lexington (columnist)
    Lexington The fear myth Nov 18th 2004 From The Economist print edition Actually, George Bush's victory had more to do with hope and growth IN THE past fortnight, the Democrats have come up with lots of comfort-food explanations of George Bush's victory—from the idea that the rascal stole the election for a second time (there were a mere 3.3m votes in it, after all) to the notion that he rode into Washington, DC, at the head of an army of hooded fundamentalists. But perhaps the most dangerous of all these myths is the idea that Mr Bush terrified the voters...
  • In Foreign Policy, Nothing Succeeds Like Success

    11/09/2004 6:34:50 AM PST · by OESY · 78 replies · 2,885+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 9, 2004 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    ...In the heat of the U.S. campaign, people with limited access to the facts -- that is to say adherents to certain TV and print news outlets -- may have gotten the impression that Mr. Bush's had alienated nine-tenths of the inhabitants of the planet with his proactive style. Actually, his international opposition, aside from Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il, consisted mostly of the acolytes of French President Jacques Chirac. Now that the American people have spoken, Mr. Chirac, who never had as many friends as he was credited with, is looking all the more lonely. Even the Germans,...
  • Fight to the finish in Najaf

    08/13/2004 7:43:57 AM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 55 replies · 1,851+ views
    From The Economist Global Agenda ^ | Aug 12th 2004 | From The Economist Global Agenda
    American marines backed up by Iraqi troops seem to have launched a promised final assault on the Shia militiamen holed up in Najaf. The operation risks triggering an angry reaction across Iraq and beyond—but pulling back now might be just as risky THOUSANDS of American marines and Iraqi troops, backed by aircraft and tanks, launched an intense attack on Shia militiamen in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday August 12th—a day after the marines' commander in the city, Colonel Anthony Haslam, had said his men were going to “finish this fight that the Muqtada militia started”. Last week, the...
  • Trying to balance the factions

    07/22/2004 11:32:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 454+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 22nd 2004 | Reuters
    A series of truces agreed on last month, encompassing Mr Sadr's stronghold in al-Thoura, Baghdad's eastern slum, as well as the Shia holy cities and other towns further south, are still holding. His own home turf in the capital has been more peaceful than it has been for months. Former fighters are now being paid to collect rubbish, plant trees, direct traffic and help the Iraqi police. The new government has promised to pay for a new sewage system so that the slum detritus will no longer flow past Baghdad's grimmest tenements. Outside the city, the clergy behind Mr...
  • Lawless in Gaza

    07/22/2004 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 765+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jul 21st 2004 | Global Agenda
    Violent protests against corruption and nepotism in Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority, and the threatened resignation of his prime minister, Ahmed Qurei, have forced Mr Arafat to back off from putting a relative in charge of Gaza’s security forces... Arafat is feeling the wrath of his own people, who have become increasingly frustrated at the corruption, nepotism and sheer uselessness of his crumbling regime.... Arafat has for months been resisting pressure from America, Egypt, the United Nations and other powers to merge and revamp the PA’s 12 overlapping, ineffectual and mutually hostile security forces, and to put them under the...
  • Are You an Austrian? (An Economic Quiz)

    06/21/2004 5:36:40 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 57 replies · 479+ views
    Von Mises Institute ^ | June 21, 2004 | Von Mises Institute
    Take the following quiz of 25 questions on economic issues (or go to truncated 10-question version). There is also a Spanish edition. Click on the answer that most describes your view. You must answer all 25. Submit your quiz, and get your score emailed to you. There will be no follow up emails. (Q&A prepared with the assistance of Randall Holcombe, Peter G. Klein, Robert Murphy, D.W. MacKenzie, Joseph Stromberg, Mark Thornton, and many others who have suggested improvements in wording—none of whom bear final responsibility for the answers.) The method and scoring of the quiz will be revealed once...
  • A Jobs Recovery? - The Recovery Isn't Jobless After All. What Should John Kerry Do?

    04/07/2004 10:12:39 AM PDT · by mitchbert · 20 replies · 112+ views
    The Economist Online Edition ^ | April 7, 2004 | The Economist
    The recovery isn't jobless after all. What should John Kerry do? OVER the past 70 years or so, one thing that has not changed is American politicians' readiness to make comparisons between the present times and the Great Depression. John Kerry, indeed, has built his candidacy for the White House on the technique. He campaigns against George “Herbert Hoover” Bush for presiding over “the greatest jobs loss since the Great Depression”. This week, Mr Kerry and his Democratic big-gun supporters spread out across the country to highlight the candidate's “new direction” for the economy, one that will create 10m jobs...
  • Searching for John Kerry's economic policy: Is there a there, there?

    04/01/2004 2:55:50 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 6 replies · 190+ views
    The Economist ^ | 01 April 2004
    In his opening efforts at developing an economic policy, John Kerry is all fiddle and not much thrustTHE partisan eruptions over the testimony given by Richard Clarke before the commission investigating September 11th may have given the impression that the presidential contest is going to be fought chiefly over foreign-policy matters, particularly George Bush's record in Iraq and on the war on terror. Yet this week, the ground shifted quietly back to the domestic issues of jobs, taxes and the economy that may, in the end, prove to be what the election will actually be all about. On April 2nd,...
  • The great hollowing-out myth

    02/19/2004 12:57:36 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 40 replies · 229+ views
    From The Economist print edition ^ | Feb 19th 2004 | From The Economist print edition
    Outsourcing to other countries has become a hot political issue in America. Contrary to what John Edwards, John Kerry and George Bush seem to think, it actually sustains American jobs EARLIER this month, President George Bush's chief economic adviser, Gregory Mankiw, once Harvard's youngest tenured professor, attracted a storm of abuse. He told Congress that if a thing or a service could be produced more cheaply abroad, then Americans were better off importing it than producing it at home. As an example, Mr Mankiw uses the case of radiologists in India analysing the X-rays, sent via the internet, of American...