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  • Wisconsinites: Let Scott Walker Live Up To His Commitments To The Free Market

    07/25/2014 1:37:41 PM PDT · by BuckWilliams · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | July 25, 2014 | Buck Williams
    Unfortunately, competition is under attack in my beloved Wisconsin when it comes to energy choice. For the state where I grew up watching my father decry and fight like hell against the ruinous policies of Robert LaFollette Jr., who turned the state into a progressive “paradise” of which only Karl Marx and Gus Hall could be proud, I want nothing more than a vibrant competitive market. While Gov. Scott Walker has done more than any other Wisconsin governor in recent memory to undo policies that threaten competition, he’s missing the boat on energy choice in the state.
  • 130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

    07/23/2014 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mitchel Bastasch
    Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.” “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” the declaration adds. Environmental activists met in the oil producing, socialist country of Venezuela as part of a United Nations-backed event to increase civil engagement in the lead up to a major climate...
  • The Free Enterprise Philosophy In a 12-Cell Matrix

    07/17/2014 7:30:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/15/2014 | Dale Haywood
    Dale M. Haywood served on the board of scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy from near its founding until his death in 2006. Haywood taught economics and philosophy at Northwood University and delivered a speech that properly "describes why private property, a free market, a profit and loss system and limited government are necessary components for allowing people to prosper." His lecture, which he gave countless times to college students, uses a 12-cell matrix to explain the free enterprise philosophy. Below are the 12 cells with four points each discussing components, meaning and purpose. Each point has a...
  • Washington Pot Stores Open, But Some Activists Aren't Celebrating

    07/09/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    USNews ^ | 0708/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Veteran marijuana activist Douglas Hiatt, right, says Washington's Initiative 502 establishes a "Soviet style" market for marijuana and won't work. “You’re going to have people selling grams of pot for $25? What, are you kidding me?” Hiatt says. “You can get the best pot you have ever smoked for 10 bucks a gram at a [medical marijuana] dispensary or from someone else who's going to give you a better deal than the state.” There’s no way they are going to eliminate the black market with something that’s totally unresponsive to a market at all,” Hiatt says. "You're going to see...
  • David Brat, Right on Free-Market Economics, But he should apply it to immigration reform.

    06/12/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Listening to David Brat on election night, following his upset win over Eric Cantor in Virginia’s seventh congressional district, I heard a principled, free-market, pro-growth individual who is going to make an excellent Republican House member. Mr. Brat, the Randolph-Macon economics professor, talked about pro-growth tax reform, spending limits, and entitlement reform. He wants to end the congressional bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and return them to the private sector. He opposes corporate cronyism in Washington. He’ll have no more special favors for the K Street crowd. He emphasizes the importance of the rule of law and property...
  • Seaford Oyster Farmer Moves Forward with Suit Against York County

    05/30/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 6 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | May 30, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    York County oyster farmer Anthony Bavuso’s lawsuit against his county’s special-use permit requirement will move to the York County-Poquoson Circuit Court, after the county attempted to dismiss the case. The case revolves around the question of whether York County’s zoning ordinance, which requires those who engage in agricultural or aquaculture activities to obtain a special-use permit, is in violation of the Right to Farm Act in the Code of Virginia. The Complaint was filed on Jan. 31, 2014. “We are thankful we will now find out how the Right to Farm Act can protect local farmers like us,” Bavuso said...
  • Remembering Gary Becker: A Supporter of Freedom, Critic of Obamacare

    05/09/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT · by se99tp · 2 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | May 9th, 2014 | Tracy C. Miller
    Like his teacher Milton Friedman, Gary Becker was a supporter of freedom and free markets. One could certainly disagree with him for being too tolerant of some kinds of interventionist government economic policy. Nevertheless, he was often critical of government intervention in the economy, arguing in support of free trade, deregulation, privatization, and against the Affordable Care Act.
  • Does the Free Market Punish Racism? What We Saw at the Donald Sterling Protest (Video)

    04/30/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Reason.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Alexis Garcia, Zach Weissmueller
    A crowd gathered outside Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday night before Game Five of the Clippers-Warriors NBA playoff series to protest racist comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
  • Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

    04/20/2014 8:49:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | April 20, 2014 | by David Dayen
    On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”). “How can we say we live in a just and humane society,” said one speaker, “without providing for the sickest and most vulnerable among us?” Los Angeles, with its massive low-income population and largest concentration of immigrants anywhere in the country, may be the epicenter of the continuing uninsured crisis in America. Somewhere around one million county residents...
  • Why Economists Strike Out

    04/10/2014 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An economist from Troy University offered an explanation for why so many of his peers failed to anticipate the 2008 recession that shows no sign of ending. “We’re not, in economics, very good at forecasting,” Scott Beaulier told an audience at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Chicago last weekend. “Sixty economists predicted 2.8 percent growth in 2008,” Beaulier reminded the crowd at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Chicago. Obviously, they were a bit off, yet none were chastened. “What that missed prediction led to was a doubling down,” Beaulier said. “The Right said it came from too much government.”...
  • US Criticizes Russia's Gas Price Hike for Ukraine

    04/04/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 4, 2014
    The White House objected to Russia's increase in natural gas prices for Ukraine on Thursday and said markets should determine prices. White House Spokesman Jay Carney spoke after Russian natural gas producer Gazprom announced it would virtually double the gas price for Ukraine to $485 per 1,000 cubic meters this month, which Ukraine said was politically motivated. “That kind of action taken coercively against Ukraine is something we oppose,” Carney told reporters. “We believe that markets should determine energy prices.”
  • Lawmakers Advance Effort to Legalize Raw Milk

    03/30/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 22 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 30, 2014 | Kate Miller
    “As a producer of grass-fed beef, I am familiar with some of the difficulties small farmers face when marketing fresh food directly to consumers. Our bills would make it easier for families to buy wholesome milk directly from farmers by reversing the criminalization of dairy farmers who offer raw milk,” said Rep. Massie. “The federal government should not punish farmers for providing customers the foods they want, and states should be free to set their own laws regulating food safety.” Representative Pingree says this legislation supports small farmers. “Many consumers want to buy fresh, unpasteurized milk and regulations shouldn’t get...
  • HHS set to blow $1 TRILLION in 2015 as health-care costs grow by leaps and bounds

    03/19/2014 2:47:55 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/2014 | Katie McHugh
    The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to spend over one trillion dollars in 2015 — but HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has never once testified before the Senate’s Budget Committee on either Obamacare’s costs or the president’s budget at large. “The Department of Health and Human Services is projected to spend over $1 trillion in FY2015 under the president’s budget, and health care costs — which today comprise nearly 30 percent of all federal spending — are growing more rapidly than other areas of the budget, especially over the long-term. It would be good for members of the...
  • WhatsApp founder’s journey from food stamps to fortune

    02/23/2014 3:42:43 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2014 | 1:42am | Kaja Whitehouse and Leonard Greene
    The nation’s newest billionaire is a rags-to-riches success story who escaped communist Ukraine as a teen and lived on food stamps in the United States before hitting it big with a messaging app that has become the hottest thing in social media. Meet Jan Koum, the 37-year-old college dropout who, with his partner and mentor, Brian Acton, just sold their startup, WhatsApp, to Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock. Koum is now worth $6.8 billion. It’s a long way from the government-assisted, two-bedroom apartment in Mountain View, Calif., where he came of age with his mom, and even...
  • From the work of their hands [Haitian entrepreneurs embrace work over charity]

    02/10/2014 2:21:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 2/22/14 | Mindy Belz
    It’s 8:30 in the morning and Papillon Enterprise is a hive. The gift shop has customers and two cashiers at the counter, the café is thrumming with smoothie and espresso preparations. But these are just window dressing. The real industry is in backroom workshops, where Papillon employs about 200 artisans, many of them already bent over tables, busy with their craft... HAITI IS SYNONYMOUS WITH POVERTY. It’s the place where white people go to do good deeds—and penance for the African slave trading that birthed this island nation. Its economic successes historically have been mostly for the benefit of others......
  • Obamacare vs. UPS and FEDEX

    12/27/2013 12:24:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2013 | Michael Geer
    Apples and Oranges, I'll give you that. But what I won't give you is dissent about overarching government solutions versus the private sector. ObamaCare is the socialist idea of government healthcare versus private sector answers. And by that I mean a truly unfettered private sector. Not the faux 'capitalism' practiced and protected today by an unbelievable goat cluster assembly of Rules, Regulations and Law seemingly in place to prevent capitalist competition. Competition, the engine, frame, suspension, bolts and bearings of Capitalism. This Christmas season UPS and Federal Express are enduring some bad press for missed or late deliveries. Quite the...
  • Free Market Options to ObamaCare Already Exist

    12/26/2013 7:47:03 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 December 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    The already-existing free market in health care services awaits the pending collapse of ObamaCare, ready to provide them at lower costs without the mandates. Free Market Options to ObamaCare Already Exist The New American 26 December 2013 More than a year ago, Dr. Barbara Bellar, a medical doctor with a JD degree, was running for office as an Illinois state senator, and provided a sound byte that continues to reverberate across the Internet, having been viewed as of this writing some 3,675,000 times. The clip lasts less than two minutes, including laughter and applause from her audience, to whom...
  • The cure for health care is choice

    11/30/2013 12:33:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 30, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
    The health care rollout is an enormous political gift that may lead the Republican Party to win control of the Senate in 2014. But as President Obama's health care law collapses, the GOP should avoid the temptation to promote its own top-down solution as an alternative. A better approach would be for both Republicans and Democrats in Congress to recognize the solutions will not be found in Washington. They'll be found only when consumers are given choices that put them in charge of their health insurance decision-making. Fortunately, we do not have to just sit back and wait for Congress...
  • The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

    11/29/2013 12:39:13 PM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | Nov 29, 1999 | Richard J. Maybury
    Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving's real meaning.The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the...
  • Chile: How Decades Of Positive Growth Could Be Destroyed By The Results Of A Recent Election

    11/21/2013 6:31:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/21/2013 | Alejandro Chafuen
    Only a few years ago it seemed that the free market changes in Chile had created an irreversible positive change. Over the last 30 years I have traveled frequently to the area and have witnessed that no other country in the region can boast of similar positive changes. Also, since the return to democracy, the presidential elections have been very competitive. Although the candidates have varied on their economic ideas, the differences between them were negligible. The left-center coalition that won last week’s election, however, has enough bad ideas and power in congress to put an end to the positive...
  • Interview: Self-Pay Options Offer Americans Affordable, High Quality Health Care

    11/15/2013 10:08:12 AM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    While President Obama continues to modify his healthcare law—already proven to be a web of bureaucracy and anything but affordable—the free market continues to demonstrate that Americans can find what works for them without government intervention. Sean Parnell’s blog, The Self-Pay Patient, is a tool for all Americans who want to be in charge of their own health care, without the government or an insurance company acting as an intermediary or provider of reimbursement payments to physicians and other health professionals.
  • 100 million Royal Mail shares traded in just one hour: Frenzy as value leaps by Ł1 billion…

    10/13/2013 11:11:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:01 EST, 12 October 2013 | Matt Chorley
    More than 100 million Royal Mail shares were traded within 60 minutes of the former monopoly floating on the stock market yesterday. Their price jumped instantly from Ł3.30, the sale price set by ministers, to Ł4.50, allowing critics to say the Government had chronically undervalued the business. The price closed at Ł4.55—a 38 percent increase on the opening price. The 378-year-old company looks set to join the FTSE index of Britain’s 100 biggest listed companies, joining household names from BP to Prudential and Vodafone to Diageo. …
  • Before you insult Libertarians, at least try to understand them

    09/04/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT · by sdnet · 94 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-04 | Steve Adcock
    Let’s be clear – I don’t expect everyone to be a Libertarian. Just because so many of our founding fathers exhibited Libertarian principles that many of us continue to fight for today, I still do not expect everyone to climb on-board the solution-wagon and ride away into the sunset. But, I would at least hope that those who oppose Libertarianism would do the rest of us a favor and actually understand it before criticizing it. Libertarian_Party.svg An article published in the “Liberal” section over on NolanChart.com explains to us what the “problem” with Libertarianism is. Specifically, where it fails. Okay,...
  • The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

    08/15/2013 2:07:01 PM PDT · by Sopater · 18 replies
    Dairy Reporter ^ | 8/9/13 | John Geuss
    Do you know your advanced pricing from your component pricing? In this, the first installment of a four-part special on the US milk payment system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss explains the huge role played by the US government in controlling the country's supply of fresh milk.
  • Vanity, just a general discussion (international politics).

    08/15/2013 12:22:13 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    8/15/2013 | JSDude1
    This is a question to all freepers, but first I want to give a little background to my interest in this: I studied Government/politics and policy and received a B.S. from Liberty University's Helms School of Government in 2006. I have been a political junkie as well as one concerned for our nation for a VERY long time! Over the last couple of years I have started looking at the politics of our international neighbors and allies, especially in the Anglo countries (UK, AU, CA) and various European and allied countries (such as Israel, SK, JP, etc..).
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money (For the Record)

    07/31/2013 5:59:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol. Abu Dhabi media was created by the...
  • PORTLAND DOCTOR STOPS ACCEPTING INSURANCE, SLASHES PRICES

    05/31/2013 2:01:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2013 | by JOHN NOLTE
    In South Portland, Maine, Dr. Michael Ciampi has done more to cut the cost of health care than anything any Democrat has done in the last 200 years. He has stopped accepting insurance and slashed his prices. The price for an office went from $160 to just $75, and patients that need a quick diagnosis for a specific problem like an earache or sore throat, will only pay $50. At the end of last year, I lost my health insurance, and immediately discovered a whole different world where everything medical-related is much, much cheaper. Upon learning I had no insurance,...
  • Incredible New JCPenney Ad: We Screwed Up

    05/01/2013 9:18:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2013, 12:25 PM | Ashley Lutz
    JCPenney lost nearly a third of its customers in 2012. Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up. … Failed CEO Ron Johnson’s plan included ditching the company’s popular promotions program. Ideally, the strategy was meant to revamp JCPenney’s image and appeal to young people. In reality, it alienated long-time customers, while failing to draw in new ones. …
  • Academic calls for pay as you weigh flight fares

    03/24/2013 6:09:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/25/2013 | David Millward
    Charging overweight fliers more would help carriers recoup the cost of the extra fuel required to carry them. The idea has been floated in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management publication, by Bharat P Bhatta, an academic in Norway. He suggests three methods of implementing the scheme. A straightforward price per kilogram, a fixed low fare with heavier passengers paying a surcharge and lighter passengers being offered a discount. The third option would see passengers divided into three bands – heavy, normal and light and being charged accordingly. “I think the simplest way to implement this would be for...
  • Being in Favor of Markets Is Not the Same of Being in Favor of Business

    04/01/2013 8:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/01/2013 | Daniel Mitchell
    Folks, the pendulum is swinging in the right direction. In recent weeks, I’ve shared a bunch of examples to support my hypothesis that libertarians, small-government conservatives, and classical liberals are finally making some progress. This trend actually started with the fiscal cliff, though that was simply a smaller-than-expected defeat. Since then, we’ve enjoyed victories on the sequester, the IMF, and dynamic scoring. I’ve also posted some evidence showing that the Tea Party has made a positive difference and specifically shared data showing that the burden of government fiscal policy has been reduced since the 2010 elections. Well, here’s another feel-good...
  • A conservative economist explains why Ryan's budget plan is all wrong for the GOP

    03/15/2013 6:10:44 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2013 | Peter Morici
    Republicans are losing elections they could win by slavishly clinging to untenable solutions for skyrocketing health care costs that voters reject. The House Budget Committee, chaired by Paul Ryan, is proposing a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. That requires lowering the trajectory of Medicaid and Medicare costs, which account for 24 percent of federal spending. Ryan proposes offering seniors the choice of a subsidy to buy private insurance or continuing in the existing Medicare system, and giving the states block grants to manage Medicaid. Conservatives believe seniors could shop for health insurance, as they do for groceries,...
  • Right to Work Works!

    12/09/2012 7:42:25 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 June 2012 | Brian Farmer
    Right to Work -- allowing every person to choose whether or not to join a union and pay dues — leads to greater personal wealth, freedom, and jobs for workers. Right to Work Works! The New American 14 June 2012 The concept of the right to work is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Article 23.1 declares, “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.” Article 23.4 goes on to state,...
  • Many More Government Jobs are Needed and Shall be Provided.

    12/08/2012 2:30:29 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 8, 2012 | Dan Miller
    As we eliminate the private sector and welfare state, we will need more government employees. Introduction.Cry along with me! I have reluctantly decided, as every compliant citizen must and as every other voter already has, that Speaker Boehner is right and that all who refuse to play on his team and instead reject President Obama's grand plan for a delightfully mediocre America are deluded. Accordingly, I have tried to get into step by thinking as a proper Librul -- it's the way of the future. This article reflects my new Librul approach. All must join Team Boehner now; it's for...
  • Dec. 16: A date that should live in infamy

    12/04/2012 5:35:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Everyone knows we’re approaching a date that lives in infamy in American history – Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But there’s another more recent date in American history that should live in infamy. It’s Dec. 16, 2008. That’s the date on which President George W. Bush admitted what he did with the bailouts of the major investment firms and banks that were “too big to fail.” Here’s what he said in that infamous admission: “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” Bush told CNN, saying he had made the decision “to make sure the...
  • The Free Market Killed Hostess, And That’s A Good Thing

    11/19/2012 11:01:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 46 replies
    OutsideTheBeltway.com ^ | 11/16/12 | DOUG MATACONIS
    This morning’s news that Hostess Brands, Inc. was shutting its doors after 82 years of operation (originally under the name International Bakeries Corporation) has elicited a lot of commentary from various sources. Culturally, I’m seeing a lot of people lament the fact that some of their favorite brands of snack food or bread — from Twinkies to Ho-Hos to Wonder Bread to Beefsteak Rye Bread — will no longer be available. Politically, there’s been a definite theme on the right blaming the Baker’s Union for the company’s collapse since they would not agree to a modification of their contract notwithstanding...
  • 60 Second Refutation of Socialism, While Sitting at the Beach

    11/18/2012 5:36:57 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 41 replies
    Coyote Blog--Dispatches from a Small Business ^ | December 2, 2004 | Warren Meyer
    Last week [Nov. 2004], there were several comments in Carnival of the Capitalists that people would like to see more articles highlighting the benefits of capitalism.  This got me thinking about a conversation I had years ago at the beach: Hanging out at the beach one day with a distant family member, we got into a discussion about capitalism and socialism.  In particular, we were arguing about whether brute labor, as socialism teaches, is the source of all wealth (which, socialism further argues, is in turn stolen by the capitalist masters).  The young woman, as were most people her age,...
  • The betrayal by our elites and the false conservative "snakes in the grass" who cost us the election

    11/07/2012 7:35:44 AM PST · by Javeth · 9 replies
    As last night's awful events have painfully proven, we're continuing to lose ground and our movement is being undermined, above all due to the treachery, blindness and incompetence of the GOP leadership to the forces gutting us from within. Our elites continue to betray the most basic conservative principles, and this is especially so for the snakes in the grass who've infiltrated our party as conservatives when they're anything but. Chief among these false conservatives are the neocons, who are big government liberals by any definition yet have gotten positions of power and policy decision-making that have continue to cause...
  • The Obama (leftist/progressive/liberal) Trainwreck of Class Envy

    08/17/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jeff Head
    The Train Wreck of Progressive/Liberal/Leftist Class Envy It's time to once and for all debunk the progressive liberal destructive arguements about class envy and put them in their place and hold them accountable for the fallacies they foist on the public in a singular effort to divide this nation. It is creating a train wreck in America, and they know it, and are willfully making it happen. They do so soley to win elections and continue to promote and push their socialist/marxist agenda. Because that is exactly what it is. They try and indicate that the so-called "wealthy," do not...
  • Reagan handled worse U.S. economic situation much better

    08/02/2012 8:08:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    UPI Outside View ^ | July 27 | PETER MORICI
    America is all about private enterprise, and without leadership that believes in the primacy of the private sector, it can’t succeed. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday the U.S. economy grew only 1.5 percent in the second quarter, down from 2.0 percent the previous period. Consumer spending slowed under the weight of growing pessimism about the effectiveness of U.S. President Barack Obama's economic program and a growing sense that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won't unseat him. The president leads in polls in most swing states and the president has made clear his intention to double down on interventionist economic...
  • The Incredible Bain Jobs Machine

    07/17/2012 9:17:15 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2012 | Andrew Kessler
    Did Mitt Romney and Bain Capital help office-supply retailer Staples create 88,000 jobs? 43,000? 252? Actually, Staples probably destroyed 100,000 jobs while creating millions of new ones. Since 1986, Staples has opened 2,000 stores, eliminating the jobs of distributors and brokers who charged nasty markups for paper and office supplies. But it enabled hundreds of thousands of small (and not so small) businesses to stock themselves cheaply and conveniently and expand their operations.
  • Biden's Jurassic Ideas About How Jobs Are Created

    07/09/2012 8:59:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7-9-12 | Editorial
    Leadership: On a day when unemployment topped 8% for the 41st month in a row, it's worth noting Vice President Joe Biden told Ohioans Tuesday that "so-called job creators" don't build the economy. It explains a lot. Campaigning in hotly contested Ohio, Biden told a National Education Association conference that big government spending strengthens the economy, not the private sector, the Washington Examiner reported. "We believe that the way to build this country is the way we always have, from the middle out .. .(to) invest in things that have always made our economy grow: innovation, research, development, infrastructure and...
  • Allen West: ‘The free market without bankruptcy is like religion without hell’

    06/23/2012 4:21:49 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 20 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | June 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In an official campaign kick-off speech, given earlier this month, Congressman Allen West covered a wide spectrum of issues educating his audience on where he stands on the issues that drive public conversation today. One topic that drew heavy applause was the idea of government bailouts.
  • ALEC And The Left's War On Free Speech

    05/17/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/16/2012 | IBD Staff
    Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the...
  • Government mulls new norms, tax sops to revive Special Economic Zones boom [India]

    04/22/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett
    The Times of India ^ | April 23, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: It could be a second innings for special economic zones (SEZs), especially those held up for years, with the commerce department proposing fresh tax concessions and a cut in the minimum area requirement to a quarter of the present specifications. The department has suggested that any zone that is not built around the identified 40, million-plus cities and state capitals would be eligible for duty benefits on capital investment for construction of hotels, hospitals, schools and colleges, residential and business complexes and training, leisure and entertainment facilities in what is billed as non-processing area (NPA) infrastructure. Sources said...
  • If I Wanted America To Fail

    04/21/2012 4:00:42 PM PDT · by sourcery · 22 replies
    FreeMarketAmerica | YouTube ^ | 20 April 2012 | FreeMarketAmerica
    The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it's become an economic suicide pact. And we're here to challenge it. On Earth Day, visit www.freemarketamerica.org. Video presentation: If I Wanted America To Fail A very powerful and effective message.
  • US government files antitrust suit against Apple over e-book pricing

    04/11/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 11 Apr 12 | AppleInsider Staff
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By AppleInsider Staff Published: 10:05 AM EST (07:05 AM PST) An antitrust suit accusing Apple and a number of book publishers of price fixing and collusion was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday. The complaint was filed in a New York district court against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin, according to Bloomberg. Indications first surfaced on Tuesday that the Department of Justice was readying an antitrust suit. The justice department is expected to settle with "several publishers" this week, as Reuters reported earlier that Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins...
  • Tens of thousands of protesters clash with riot police in Chinese city over economic issues

    04/11/2012 7:23:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11 Apr 12 | AP
    BEIJING — Order was being restored Wednesday after thousands of people clashed with police in a district of Chongqing that is struggling economically, a local official said. One witness from Wansheng, Liu Wei, said businesses and schools were closed Wednesday in the area. Liu said Wansheng residents were unhappy because some benefits, such as pensions and some teacher salaries, were reduced after the merger. On Wednesday, the Chongqing government posted a statement on its website saying the city would safeguard pensions and medical benefits for Wansheng residents. It also said Wansheng would enjoy the same favorable policies as it did...
  • Another Union-led Attempt to Kill Competition

    02/25/2012 5:39:11 AM PST · by econjack · 5 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire ^ | 2/25/2012 | SA Research
    The city of Los Angeles is determined to put 50-60 employers straight out of business for the greater good. And it just so happens the greater good benefits labor unions most of all. For three years now, the L.A. government, with heavy backing from labor unions, has been working on a proposal to carve the city into 11 franchise zones. Once it does this, it'll assign a monopoly to one waste-hauling company for all the businesses in each zone. There are 50-60 waste haulers who regularly pick trash up at businesses in the city. The franchise zone proposal will put...
  • The Importance of Competition and the Marketplace in Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    02/22/2012 7:32:29 AM PST · by writer33 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/22/2012 | John LaMattina
    Presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently had an interesting exchange with a mother about the high cost of medicines. As reported by Ed Silverman on February 3rd on his Pharmalot blog, Santorum defended the right of biopharmaceutical companies to make a profit in order to fund R&D and to discover more innovative medications: “There are many people sick today who, 10 years from now, are going to be alive because of some drug invented in the next 10 years. If we say: ‘You drug companies are greedy and bad, you can’t make a return on your money,’ then we freeze innovation.”...
  • Farewell to the Free Market? Western governments have compounded the economic crisis by...

    02/08/2012 6:01:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2012 | Nicole Gelinas
    Western governments have compounded the economic crisis by rejecting the one force that can end it.In the years leading up to 2007, the rules necessary to govern a flourishing market economy broke down, producing a financial and economic crisis. Rather than responding to the crisis by fixing those rules, the West aggressively repudiated market economics, and the repudiation continues to this day. Through their actions, which have lately involved everything from European debt to the American financial system to house prices in Britain, government officials around the world have revealed a disturbing assumption: that they can decide how to allocate...