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  • Obama Sabotages ObamaCare

    08/30/2016 6:49:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    forbes ^ | 08.29.16 | Grace-Marie Turner
    As health insurers head for the exits, Americans who have been whipsawed by ObamaCare may get whacked again this fall: First, they were thrown off private plans that were declared illegal, then they were forced into the ObamaCare exchanges, and now they could face the prospect of being shut out of coverage through their exchanges entirely for 2017. In Arizonas Pinal County, for example, no insurers are offering coverage through the exchange. While decisions wont be final until next month, people in other counties could face a similar fate.Elsewhere, millions of Americans will have a choice of just one carrier,...
  • Trump on the Minimum Wage (vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    Just watched Trump on O'Reilly and he expounded on the minimum wage.Will someone in the know get to Trump and tell him to stifle his minimum wage talk.This is a free market issue...not a state or federal issue.
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone appwhich is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • Full Event: Donald Trump/Newt Gingrich Rally in Cincinnati, OH (7-6-16)

    07/07/2016 9:16:44 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 148 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/16 | Donald Trump
    [Begin at 1:07:30 into the speech. Speaking of Carrier Air Conditioner which relocated to Mexico.] "Every single time you make a beautiful air conditioner and want to sell it to the United States, there will be a 35% tax on it."
  • [AP/GfK] Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items 'Made in the USA'

    04/14/2016 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2016 12:39 PM EDT | Josh Boak and Emily Swanson
    The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled Made in the U.S.A., even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. While presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are vowing to bring back millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors, public sentiment reflects core challenges confronting the U.S. economy. Incomes have barely improved, forcing many households to look for the most convenient bargains instead of goods made in America. Employers now seek workers with college degrees, leaving...
  • Charles Koch says he actually agrees with Bernie Sanders

    02/20/2016 2:26:20 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Billionaire Charles Koch’s political network plans to spend hundreds of millions to back Republicans in 2016, but he has penned an article agreeing with Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders about an economic system he calls “rigged to help the privileged few.” “He believes we have a two-tiered society that increasingly dooms millions of our fellow citizens to lives of poverty and hopelessness,” he wrote in the Washington Post. “He thinks many corporations seek and benefit from corporate welfare while ordinary citizens are denied opportunities . . . I agree with him.” But Koch offered a solution Sanders was sure to reject — stop...
  • Ted Cruz and the South Carolina dentists

    02/16/2016 10:01:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 16, 2016 | John Delacourt and Asheesh Agarwal
    What can a case about ensuring healthy teeth for school kids tell us about the kind of president Ted Cruz might be? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Long before he was a U.S. senator or a presidential candidate, Cruz was a senior official at the Federal Trade Commission. His brief but eventful tenure provides interesting insights into how he might govern. One particular episode - which, as fate would have it, took place in South Carolina - is especially revealing. In 2003, as part of an initiative launched by a Cruz-led Task Force, the FTC filed suit against...
  • SAD TROMBONE. Democrat Shill In Favor Of Big Government Will Not Support Ted Cruz

    02/06/2016 3:47:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 10 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    Last evening, Ted Cruz was at a town hall meeting in Salem, NH, when he was hit with a question about drug abuse. If you’ve followed Cruz’s campaign, you know that his own family has experience loss due to drug abuse. His older sister, Miriam became addicted to pain pills following and accident and slid into a life of drug abuse. Because it is a campaign season, the left used the town hall as an excuse for some low-level street theater. Not a day goes by on the New Hampshire campaign trail without residents grilling the men and women running...
  • I, Pencil

    01/28/2016 12:40:13 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    The Freeman ^ | December 1958 | Leonard Read
    I, Pencil A Simple Instrument Teaches a Profound Lesson Leonard E. Read I am a lead pencil—the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write.* * My official name is “Mongol 482.” My many ingredients are assembled, fabricated, and finished by Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that’s all I do. You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. Well, to begin with, my story is interesting. And, next, I am a mystery— more so than a tree or a sunset or even a flash...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson: ‘Free Market Way of Thinking Doesn’t Work’

    01/08/2016 7:00:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that America has practiced the free market system over the last 40 years and "that it doesn't work." Johnson made the comments while speaking on the House floor Thursday against the Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill aims at making the government give public notice when entering into legal negotiations that may result in new regulations. ...
  • Cruz Corrects False Accusations from Ethanol Lobby on RFS

    01/06/2016 9:00:32 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 06
    Spirit Lake, IA – Today, the Cruz campaign responded to the false claims from the ethanol lobby that presidential candidate Ted Cruz has shifted his position on the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate:Cruz has consistently supported a five-year phase out of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Cruz first introduced the five-year phase out in 2014.Cruz publicly called for the phase out at the Iowa Ag summit last March: "But Cruz, who has called for phasing out the RFS program over five years, said Americans are fed up with “career politicians” who pander to voters, especially in places like Iowa, with its outsized...
  • A Home in Every Price Range

    12/22/2015 10:38:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | David Boaz
    The front page of the Washington Post Real Estate section promises a neighborhood that "has a home in every price range." Inside, though, we learn that "Sleepy Hollow includes everything from 'starter houses' costing around $600,000 to multimillion-dollar properties on acre-plus lots." In most of the country that would be considered the wealthy part of town, not a community with "a home in every price range." That's part of the reason that more and more Americans see Washington, D.C., much like the Capitol in "The Hunger Games," as a rich and powerful city increasingly isolated from the country whose production...
  • Here’s an Interesting Fact About Ted Cruz’s Past Most People Don’t Know About

    12/09/2015 5:21:52 PM PST · by Isara · 27 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    One of the reasons Sen. Ted Cruz continues to climb the polls in the GOP presidential race is because of his proven track record of standing up for conservative principles, particularly social issues.What a lot of folks may not know is that his first major leadership role was economic in nature, and he proved himself to absolutely be a defender of the free market.As if you didn't have enough reasons to love the guy already...From PJ Media: Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as...
  • Obama Likes Free Markets, So Long As They're Not On Earth

    12/09/2015 4:18:35 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/8/2015 | John Merline
    Just days before President Obama flew to France to discuss new ways to regulate U.S. industries to death in the name of climate change, he signed a law that will let companies extract as much minerals and other materials as they want, and keep the profits, from asteroids and the moon.
  • New 527 to Defend Cruz's Economic Record in Early States

    12/07/2015 7:20:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2015 | Elaina Plott
    As Ted Cruz continues to surge in the polls — he now sits squarely atop the most recent Iowa survey — his campaign is consolidating support from outside groups intent on seeing him sweep the early-voting states. New to that list is the Lone Star Committee, a Texas 527 group readying itself in anticipation of “a slew of fresh attacks on Cruz thanks to his new top-tier status,” according to a press release announcing its founding. Spearheaded by a trio of economic buffs, the Lone Star Committee roots its mission in defending Cruz against critics of his economic agenda, particularly...
  • A Challenge to the GOP from Bernie Sanders: Put Up or Shut Up on Capitalism

    10/14/2015 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    While his policy ideas are horrifying, Bernie Sanders campaign is the source of some amusement. He claims to represent a different vision, but his voting record according to the National Taxpayers Union is virtually identical to the ratings received by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton when they were in the Senate. Hes not even a real socialist, at least if we usethe technical definition of this poisonous ideology, which is based on government ownership of the means of production. That being said, Democratic operatives such as Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultzsound like fools on TV because they dont even know the...
  • Robert Reichs dire warning: Americas free-market obsession is poisoning our world

    10/05/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    salon ^ | 10-5-2015 | CONOR LYNCH
    Reich argues that the major problem with the market of today is not that the government has intruded too much, as Republicans generally contend, but that the laws and regulations necessary for a market are tilted in the favor of wealthy individuals and corporations who can buy influence in the political world, rather than average people, i.e the many, who cannot. In other words, the free market vs. government debate is largely a pointless distraction from what should be the real debate: Does the market and the rules that establish it work for everyone, or just the few at top...
  • Ten Reasons Why Capitalism Is Morally Superior

    09/26/2015 5:33:38 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 28 replies
    Contracting Business Magazine ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Matt Michel
    As the owner of a contracting business, do you feel you are under attack? You should. You are. Capitalism and the free enterprise system are under the most relentless assault seen in the post war era. As a contractor you operate within the capitalist system, but may not feel comfortable defending it. Here are ten reasons why capitalism is morally superior to socialism, or statism (i.e., power and decisions are vested in the state or government). Talk about capitalisms moral superiority the next time you hear someone parroting the politicians, entertainers, academics, clerics, and professional rabble rousers who are all...
  • [Trump, Pay Attention]: Bush's Tax Plan Goes Long Way Toward Restoring 4% Growth

    09/10/2015 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 98 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/09/2015 | LAWRENCE KUDLOW AND STEPHEN MOORE
    Bush's plan starts by slashing tax rates. He'd return to the top personal income tax rate of 28% that America had when Ronald Reagan left office. That top rate, by the way, was a true bipartisan reform designed in part by congressional Democrats like Bill Bradley and Dick Gephardt. The rate has since migrated up to 42%, with many Democrats longing to tax the rich well above 50%. Middle-class tax rates would fall to 10% for families with incomes up to $89,000 and to 25% for incomes up to $163,800. For singles, the thresholds are lower. But the thresholds are...
  • Stop The Presses! A Journalist Admits That Regulations Stifle Innovation

    09/10/2015 3:57:02 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/09/2015 | John Merline
    The Washington Post recently ran a feature story on a new trend in the automotive market that is fairly interesting a car/motorcycle hybrid. But what's really interesting is what the reporter says in the fifth paragraph.
  • Royal Dutch Shell Cuts Ties With Alec Over Rightwing Group's Climate Denial

    08/08/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/7 | Karl Mathiesen and Ed Pilkington
    Shell joins BP in corporate exodus from membership of the conservative, free-market lobbying group, which continues to deny the science of climate changeRoyal Dutch Shell have announced they will end their membership of the far-right American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of its continuing denial of the science of climate change. In a statement released on Friday, a Shell spokesman said: Alec advocates for specific economic growth initiatives, but its stance on climate change is clearly inconsistent with our own. Shell joins fellow oil major BP in a corporate exodus from the conservative, free-market lobby group. Shells decision comes...
  • The New Normal and a Very New Spin

    08/03/2015 7:57:54 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 3, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It began quietly enough. A talking head on television would say its unfair to expect the robust economic boom of the 90s again; we had the peace dividend to thank for it, and its not like the Soviet Union is going to fall again. Or a columnist reminds us of the invention of the modern computer in the early 80s, and then the arrival of the internet age in the 90s; such technological breakthroughs were a once-in-history occurrence; theyre responsible for the booms we remember, nothing else. Or some caller on the radio, aged and experienced, with opinions fortified by...
  • Where the Nanny State is taking the middle class

    07/30/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Countries run more efficiently when there is less government intervention. Government certainly has its role in providing a strong military, adequate border defense, police and fire protection, and education. Unfortunately government intervention in the free market has caused again and again more harm than good. And government has now become a Hydra that we fail to legally slay. Voting in a new government has been discouraging; it is now impossible to rid ourselves of the encroaching octopus with sharped-edged suckers.
  • Pope Franciss holy war on capitalism and toxic inequality [Revelation 16]

    06/18/2015 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Paul Farrell
    Big first-year anniversary for anticapitalist, anticonservative, socialist Pope Francis. Fortune magazine ranks him first among the Worlds 50 Greatest Leaders. Tenure unlimited. Now hes in an ideological war with U.S. Senate Majority boss Mitch McConnells Big Oil backed GOP as well as conservative ideologues. At war in Americas unstable, endlessly fickle, myopic, rigged political arena. [...] [...] Yes, Pope Francis is celebrating his one-year anniversary since laying down his anticapitalism manifesto for his army of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. Hes also been removing conservative cardinals and bishops from leadership roles. Hes hell-bent on changing the world fast. And his mandate...
  • In need of assistance in debate about Socialism

    05/21/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by youngphys01 · 106 replies
    So I am in a debate with colleagues about the future of capitalism and socialism and they are claiming that with the rise of automation, capitalism will fail as an economic system and the only way to prevent mass starvation and severe poverty i to implement all of the socialist ideas of Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and others and do it now. The idea is that with the rise of automation technology, any job that depends on manual labor and repetitive actions will simply be gone and tons of construction and other jobs will disappear. And so there will...
  • Visit to Germany: Gov. Walker says world will be better with trade agreement

    05/14/2015 9:03:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | April 14, 2015
    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells a German audience that young people around the world will be stronger if a new trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can be reached.Walker made his comments Tuesday at the Hannover Messe trade show.A recording of his comments provided to The Associated Press shows the likely Republican presidential candidate voiced his support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. Negotiations between the U.S. and EU began on it in 2013 but many Europeans remain skeptical over concerns about environmental protections, labor security and other issues.Walker referenced...
  • Robert Reich: The 3 biggest myths plaguing the U.S. economy

    03/12/2015 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Reich
    1. The job creators are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor, whose spending induces businesses to create jobs. Which is why raising the minimum wage, extending overtime protection, enlarging the Earned Income Tax Credit, and reducing middle-class taxes are all necessary. 2. The critical choice is between the free market or government. Baloney. The free market doesnt exist in nature. Its created and enforced by government. And all the ongoing decisions about how its...
  • 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:RINOsmeaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for Americait'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.CRUELsthat is,confused Republicans who...
  • Worlds First Anti-Islam Wine Hits the Market

    12/04/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/3/2014 | Zombie
    Hal & Als Seventy 72 Virgins is the worlds first wine for anti-Islamic crusaders. Released by an Australian think-tank and nonprofit group called the Q Society, 72 Virginss profits will be used to fund the groups advocacy against Islamic influence and extremist ideology.
  • A Time for Choosing [50 Years Ago Today]

    10/27/2014 12:56:19 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/27/1964 | Ronald Reagan
    "It's been said if we lose [this] war and in so doing lose that way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers. "If we lose freedom here there's nowhere else to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power...
  • US Cracks Down on Companies Moving Overseas

    09/22/2014 4:15:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JIM KUHNHENN
    The Obama administration cracked down Monday on so-called tax inversions, aiming to curb a spate of American companies shifting overseas in an attempt to shirk paying U.S. taxes. New regulations from the Treasury Department will make inversions less lucrative by barring creative techniques that companies use to lower their tax bill. Additionally, the U.S. will make it harder for companies to move overseas in the first place by tightening the ownership requirements they must meet. "This action will significantly diminish the ability of inverted companies to escape U.S. taxation," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. He added that for some companies...
  • Full Repeal [of Obamacare]

    08/13/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 17 replies
    #FullRepeal ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    As a result of YOUR efforts, we WILL repeal every word of Obamacare!
  • Wisconsinites: Let Scott Walker Live Up To His Commitments To The Free Market

    07/25/2014 1:37:41 PM PDT · by BuckWilliams · 11 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, hes 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 cant 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. Youre 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. Theres no way they are going to eliminate the black market with something thats 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 Virginias 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. Hell 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 Bavusos lawsuit against his countys 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 Countys 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. Were not, in economics, very good at forecasting, Scott Beaulier told an audience at the Philadelphia Societys 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 shouldnt 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 Senates Budget Committee on either Obamacares costs or the presidents budget at large. The Department of Health and Human Services is projected to spend over $1 trillion in FY2015 under the presidents 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 founders 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 nations 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. Its 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
    Its 8:30 in the morning and Papillon Enterprise is a hive. The gift shop has customers and two cashiers at the counter, the caf 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. Its the place where white people go to do good deedsand 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...