Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,554
83%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 83%!! Less than $14.5k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: freemarket

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Time Bomb | Progressives Destruction of Private Sector Wealth and Control Of Capital and Property

    10/17/2010 2:42:43 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Oct 17, 2010 | Pieter Schoonheim
    The sudden and systemic collapse from every market booming to the Al Goresque hockey stick fall off into a precipice in the single month of December 2007 precipitated the Bush Recession, and there are now 3 triggers in place: Time Bomb | Three Triggers, Called Levels 1, 2, and 3 Will Collapse Private Sector Assetts of Unmitigated Proportions Built into FASB 157e regulatory refinancing reprieve is a mechanism for collapsing Private Sector assets based on what’s called Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 revaluation trigger. These 3 triggers are now in the process of being pulled, the result of...
  • 43% Say Free Market Is Best Anti-Poverty Program (Rasmussen)

    09/26/2010 2:41:09 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Sept. 23, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Adults agree that free-market capitalism is the best anti-poverty program in the world. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, but another 27% aren't sure. Seventy-five percent (75%) of all Likely Voters prefer free markets over a government managed economy, though
  • A Bullish Tea Party Revolt

    09/17/2010 5:43:17 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    NRO Online ^ | September 17, 2010; 5:26PM | Larry Kudlow
    Free-market power is heading to Congress, and that’s great news for stocks and the economy... This past week I gave a speech to a group of investors. The organizer of the event e-mailed me the night before, asking that I please try to be optimistic. But following the tea-party primary victories in Delaware, New York, and New Hampshire this week, I’m once again getting energized. Free-market capitalism is on the comeback trail. That’s one of the key tea-party messages. And make no mistake about it: The free-market power of the tea-party political revolt is totally bullish for stocks and the...
  • Paul Ryan vs. David Brooks

    09/15/2010 6:50:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2010 | Daniel Foster
    Paul Ryan has responded to a David Brooks column that had in turn took issue with an op-ed co-written by Ryan and AEI president Arthur Brooks on the decision facing America “between an opportunity society, where the government promotes a vibrant free enterprise system and sturdy safety net v. an expanding social welfare state – one where the government assumes greater control of more sectors of the economy and more aspects of our lives.” -snip- Ryan’s response — a concise defense of his Roadmap for America’s Future — is excellent, as you’d expect. Here’s a taste: The challenge goes beyond...
  • Let The Free Market Into The Public Schools!

    09/14/2010 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 4 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | September 14, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    I am the result of a privatized education. I never spent one day in public school from preschool through high school and three years of that I spent being home-schooled. I’m sure having three children at home all day and being solely responsible for their educations drove my mother crazy but she did a great job. We didn’t come out of it with stunted educations or social lives. We thrived actually. Between friends in the neighborhood and being very active in our church and youth groups we were quite busy, our social lives were full and we ended up pretty...
  • 7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

    09/02/2010 7:32:44 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | Wednesday, September 01, 2010 | Yasha Levine
    Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The New Yorker. Now that we've heard about their charitable giving, David's 240-foot mega-yacht and role as patrons of the Tea Party movement, it's time to ask a more serious question: How libertarian are they? The short answer...not very.Charles and David Koch, the secretive billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, the largest private oil company in America, have spent millions bankrolling free-market think tanks and pro-business politicians in order, as David Koch has put it,...
  • Ron Paul: U.S. not free market

    09/03/2010 9:58:12 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 3, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Illustrated version of an 8.17.09 audio broadcast by America's "leader of the opposition" Ron Paul. Find more of his "Texas Straight Talk" at http://house.gov/paul/ Video from htttp://Archive.org/details/prelinger http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17486.0
  • Success despite government

    08/26/2010 2:19:51 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 11 August, 2010 | The Economic Times
    No less than 93% of Chinese businessmen say the main reason for their spectacular success is network connections (guangxi), especially with government officials. Indian businessmen, however, have succeeded despite the government: 81% say the main reason for their success is jugaad, the ability to find innovative way round prohibitive rules and institutions. This is the key finding of a survey of 4,000 businessmen in the two countries by YouGov, a top online survey organisation, and the Legatum Institute, an independent think tank. The survey represents the subjective view of Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs, but has a ring of truth. China...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Burt Folsom - "Avoiding Current Fashions"

    08/24/2010 7:18:59 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 9 replies
    BurtFolsom.com ^ | 8-24-10 | Prof. Burt Folsom
    One of the benefits of studying history is that we can see what worked and what didn’t work in the past. That helps us put the present in perspective. My larger point is that many ideas that are fashionable today will be discarded and in the dumpster thirty years from now. In fact, my task as a teacher is often to explain to students how it is possible that so many people in a given generation could have believed something that today is obviously so silly. Let’s look at some examples.
  • Feed Our Farmers (Saturbray)

    08/21/2010 7:30:12 AM PDT · by bray · 11 replies
    brayincandy.com ^ | 8/21/10 | bray
    Jesus replied, “If anyone LOVES me, he will obey my teaching, My Father will Love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23 For the past 50 yrs one of the main wars between America and eco-facism has been on the farm. The eco-commies have used every tactic under the sun to hobble the Ag industry. The libs have done everything they could through the courts to shut down farmers and make farming in America next to impossible. They use the same tactics that have been used to fight every other profitable business....
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Burt Folsom: "Riding the Warren Buffet Highway"

    08/18/2010 8:05:39 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 17 replies
    BurtFolsom.com ^ | 8-17-10 | Prof. Burt Folsom
    “Republics they say are ungrateful. . . . The people that create or build to make victory possible . . . are war profiteers to be subjected to suspicion, to be investigated, to be harassed.” Thus spoke Andrew Higgins, the inventor of the Higgins boats that were so essential to the U. S. D-Day landings in WWII. Eisenhower called Higgins “the man who won the war for us.” But when the war was won, Higgins was socked with an IRS investigation and then was largely forgotten. I grew up in Nebraska, where Higgins was born and raised, but I never...
  • Teh Incredible Bread Machine

    08/16/2010 10:51:35 AM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    World Research Inc. | 1975 but still relevant today | Several
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEZX5aRF4HZM&h=967dc
  • It's Everybody's Business, Part 2

    08/12/2010 8:25:32 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 1+ views
    Part 2 of our continuing series of classic animated video is up and ready for your enjoyment.
  • It's Everybody's Business

    08/10/2010 7:54:38 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey
    We continue our animated video series. For those that watch Glenn Beck, we dug up some Air Force video that must have been produced in conjunction with the AF manual he was reading from last week. Enjoy!
  • Re: The Mad (Republican) Tea Party

    08/02/2010 1:46:57 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Youtube ^ | fringeelements
    The tea party movement shouldn't deviate from their original ideology of free markets and re-birth of the Constitution.
  • The State as Cop-out for free marketers and communists?

    08/01/2010 12:37:01 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 31, 2010 | fringeelements
    If you want to know how the bureaucracy works this video is for you. We should be discussing the contents of this video. No it's not another Ron Paul video but it does bring up unknown facts about the FED.
  • Senators introduce Freedom For Consumer Choice Act

    07/22/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 07/22/2010 | Staff
    FCC Act would stop federal takeover of the Internet, prevent job losses, protect consumer choice, and promote free market competition. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Orrin Hatch (R- Utah), John Ensign (R-Nevada), John Thune (R- South Dakota), Tom Coburn (R- Oklahoma), and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) in introducing the Freedom for Consumer Choice Act (FCC Act). This legislation, based on language from Sen. DeMint’s 2005 Digital Age Communications Act (DACA), is intended to institute needed, market-based reforms to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rulemaking authority. Senator Cornyn said, “This bill protects...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe - "Financial Regulations Reformed?"

    07/20/2010 10:26:52 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 11 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 7/20/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    On Wednesday, if all goes as planned, President Barack Obama will sign the financial-reform bill crafted by Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, sponsored by the Democratic Party in both houses, and supported by three Republican Senators – Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. When the bill is signed, we will be told, as we have repeatedly been told in the last few months, that the measures included within it will prevent future financial crises of the sort that we have suffered from over the last two years.
  • Why the Obama Stimulus Failed

    07/15/2010 8:47:18 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Heritage Foundation - Morning Bell ^ | July 15, 2010 | Conn Carroll
    Today, President Barack Obama will attend a groundbreaking ceremony in Holland, Mich., for a South Korean-owned factory that will make batteries for electric cars. The purpose of the trip is to highlight the “success” of the President’s $862 billion economic stimulus package which the White House claimed yesterday has already “saved or created” 3 million jobs. Specifically, this factory is being subsidized by $151 million of stimulus funds from an even larger $2 billion honey pot of stimulus money set aside for electric car battery investments. This one plant is expected to employ 300 workers. That works out to more...
  • Sarah Palin, Forbesian

    06/13/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies · 1,392+ views
    Nation Review ^ | Sunday June 13, 2010 | Jane Nordlinger
    A few days ago, I did a post in which I linked to an article about Sarah Palin. The article was published shortly after Palin was nominated for vice president. My purpose in citing the article was to say something about Palin and Israel. But I noticed something else in the article that I thought I’d bring up here. In the 2000 presidential cycle, Palin was mayor of Wasilla. And she was formally with . . . whose campaign? Steve Forbes’s. I think that most people think of Palin as a “social conservative,” as indeed she is. But she’s also...
  • Reviving Free Market Economics

    06/09/2010 10:01:10 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 17+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | June 9, 2010 | Ben Hogan
    Reviving Free Market Economics Ben Hogan, June 9, 2010 The greatest burst of spending that the federal government ever undertook has, conversely, generated a renewed interest in free market economics in some very surprising quarters. Specifically, the pioneering Austrian school of free market economics is experiencing something of a renaissance. “Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong, two prominent ultra-Keynesians, now felt compelled to learn about and try to refute the Austrian theory of the business cycle,” Joseph T. Salerno and Jeffrey Tucker write in the April 2010 issue of The Free Market newsletter. “Other macroeconomists such as Lee Ohanian of UCLA...
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • [Italy] Govt to Push for 'liberal revolution' Constitutional amendment to deregulate the economy

    06/05/2010 11:29:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 473+ views
    ANSA ^ | 04 June 10
    (ANSA) - Busan, June 4 - The Italian government intends to present a constitutional amendment to ease restrictions on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), artisanal activities and research, Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti said on Friday. Speaking on the sidelines of a G20 meeting, Tremonti added that he would illustrate this proposal to his colleagues here on Saturday and at Monday's session of the European Union's council of ministers for the economy and finance (ECOFIN) in Brussels. "Changing the system from the inside through privatization and selective deregulation has not worked. What is needed is a liberal revolution which will make...
  • Happy Now? What’s at stake in America’s battle over free enterprise.

    06/04/2010 5:36:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 908+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | June 2, 2010 | Arthur C. Brooks
    Happy Now?What’s at stake in America’s battle over free enterprise.  On May 13, 2009, at Arizona State University, Barack Obama delivered his first commencement address as President of the United States. At one of the most frightening economic moments in America’s history, it was a chance to be a mentor, a teacher, and the nation’s inspirer-in-chief. Did the president urge the graduates to get out there and create the growth and jobs our country needs? Did he inspire them to be the next generation of great American innovators and entrepreneurs? No; instead, he told the graduates that people who “chase...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom @ BurtFolsom.com: "Don't Copy Europe"

    06/02/2010 7:55:43 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 7 replies · 294+ views
    BurtFolsom.com ^ | 6/2/10 | Prof. Burt Folsom
    In 1850, the U. S. was a second-rate power. We were way behind Britain in steel, railroads, and textiles. In fact, it was 1848 before we finished building our first large railroad with American-made rails. Before that we just imported most of our rails from Britain. In the area of science and chemicals, the Germans were the leaders. They invented or perfected many chemical products in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including bromine, aspirin, and novacaine.
  • Bloom takes 199th [FReeper wins intense primary in Pennsylvania]

    05/20/2010 9:24:03 AM PDT · by LikeLight · 90 replies · 1,371+ views
    The Sentinel ^ | 5/19/2010 | Jason Scott
    For much of the evening Tuesday, any one of four candidates were in line to win the Republican nomination for the 199th Legislative District seat. North Middleton Township resident and local attorney Stephen Bloom appears to have emerged victorious in the seven-way Republican primary to earn the nomination. As of Wednesday morning, all absentee ballots have been included in the results. Bloom won the 199th race by 284 votes, unofficially, with 2,163 votes. Denny Lebo had 1,879. The county board of elections will meet at 9 a.m. May 25 to certify ballot results. They will then be sent to the...
  • URGENT CALL TO ACTION - PROTECT LOAN ORIGINATOR COMPENSATION

    05/13/2010 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 13 replies · 561+ views
    http://www.kyamp.net ^ | 5/13/10 | National Association of Mortgage Brokers
    Yesterday, the Senate passed an amendment offered by Senators Merkley (D-OR) and Klobuchar (D-MN) to S. 3217, the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010," that would prohibit the total amount of direct and indirect compensation paid to mortgage originators from varying based on the terms of a loan, and place a cap on income. The amendment, SA 3962, was issued after business hours on Tuesday night, fully knowing that NAMB would call on grassroots support to contact their Senators to oppose the amendment. Despite the NAMB "Call to Action" issued, the amendment was voted on and passed early Wednesday...
  • Stop making sacrifices to the market gods (Politicians are being bullied to make rash decisions)

    05/12/2010 5:05:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 236+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 05/12/2010 | Anatole Kaletsky
    Dr Johnson, speaking about the politicians of the 18th century, said that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Outright accusations of treachery to the nation have become rare in today’s politics, but they have been replaced by rumours about economic treason and betrayal of market confidence. In today’s financially obsessed world, confidence has become the last refuge of the humbug. In the past few days we have heard repeatedly that our politicians are risking the country’s credit rating or threatening sterling or facing retribution in the bond markets. Political leaders have been forced to take decisions of immense...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Gary Wolfram @ BigGovernment.com: "Why Be Optimistic about the Future?"

    05/03/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies · 607+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 5-2-10 | Gary Wolfram
    The U.S. economy is on the mend and has been for some time. The reason is that, as Marx acknowledged in The Communist Manifesto, the capitalist system is an engine of powerful forces. Market capitalism, true capitalism and not big government colluding with big business to engage in what Bastiat called “legalized plunder,” is the most efficient way of organizing resources. As a system it drives innovation, which is the source of our increased standard of living. In fact, this system is so powerful and efficient that our economy is doing well in terms of producing goods and services, not...
  • Can You and Your Doctor Thrive without Medicare and Insurance Plans?

    04/23/2010 6:57:52 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 3 replies · 281+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 4-23-10 | Dr. George Watson
    The following was written by Dr. George Watson and published at the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons' website. It is republished here with permission. Patients and doctors need to ask: what should a medical practice be like?For doctors: Would you like more time with your patients; fewer or no insurance company hassles and prior authorizations, and less paperwork? Would you like to determine a fair price for your service, together with your patient? Would you like your daily receipts to equal your daily charges? Would you like to be called “Doctor” rather than “Provider”?For patients: Is this the kind...
  • Friedman and Sowell on Equality

    04/17/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    youtube ^ | June 14, 2009
    Milton Friedman gives his brilliant assessment of equality in the context of inherited wealth. Thomas Sowell ...
  • Frances Fox Piven Joins Board of Project Vote – What Could Go Wrong?

    04/17/2010 12:49:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 891+ views
    big government ^ | Apr 2nd 2010 | Kyle Olson
    While ACORN has earned much of the scorn of the press and public in recent months, its voter registration arm, Project Vote, is actually the entity that has been conducting the questionable voter registration drives. Project Vote has been accused of voter registrations fraud in more than a dozen states. Its parent group ACORN, along with a staff member, are scheduled to be tried for fraud in Nevada in a matter of days. Recently, ACORN was nailed under the RICO Act in Ohio and ordered to never come back to the state. More importantly, the settlement also said ACORN couldn’t...
  • An Economics Lecture No Student Will Ever Hear

    04/14/2010 3:26:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 802+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2010 | Herbert E. Meyer
    Good morning. Take your seats, turn off your cell phones, and keep them off for the duration of this lecture. Today's subject is jobs. As even the dimmest among you are aware, we're in a jobless recovery, which means that economic activity is picking up, but businesses just aren't hiring enough workers to bring down the unemployment rate to an acceptable level. Between now and the November elections, Republicans will blame Democrats for this mess, and Democrats will say that it's all the Republicans' fault. The decibel level will be excruciating. If you're among those who would rather argue than...
  • Poland's agony

    04/13/2010 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2010 | Editorial
    The plane crash Saturday that wiped out much of Poland's political and military leadership -- including President Lech Kaczynski -- was a staggering blow to a nation that's struggled, successfully, to rebuild in the post- Communist era. It also offers the world, especially Washington, a chance to reflect on the Eastern European nation's strategic value as Russia seeks to reclaim a dominant role in global affairs. Democracy and capitalism have borne fruit in Poland, where Soviet hegemony -- and international communism -- began to unravel 30 years ago. Last year, Poland's GDP swelled by nearly 2 percent, even as much...
  • Ludwig von Mises: Setting the Record Straight (The free market icon was not an anarchist)

    04/09/2010 9:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 505+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2010 | Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson, Grove City College
    Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) is an iconic figure on the right, known as a great economist and a leading theoretician of free markets. (The surname is pronounced "MEE-zes" -- like "Moses" with a long "e" instead of "o." His books are often alphabetized under "v" because of the honorific title "von.") Unfortunately, Mises often is misunderstood. My purpose here is to correct some of these misapprehensions. After a decades-long career in his native Austria, Mises, a Jew, emigrated to escape Hitler. In the postwar years, Mises mentored four Ph.D.s in economics at New York University: Hans Sennholz, Louis Spadaro, Israel...
  • Cell Phones and Ingratitude

    04/06/2010 4:26:52 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 17 replies · 1,290+ views
    Cato @ Liberty ^ | March 30, 2010 | David Boaz
    When I was a kid in the 1960s and we came back from a visit to my grandmother’s, my mother used to call my grandmother, let the phone ring twice, and then hang up. It was important for my grandmother to know that we’d arrived home safely, but long-distance telephone calls were too expensive to indulge in unnecessarily. When I entered Vanderbilt University in 1971, my parents had to decide whether to pay for a telephone in my dorm room. They decided to do so, but most of the thoroughly upper-middle-class students on my floor did not have phones. Phones...
  • Intended Consequences: Obamacare Bomb Blowing up More American Businesses

    03/27/2010 7:58:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies · 761+ views
    Investigating Obama ^ | March 25, 2010 | Investigating Obama
    It has been GM, Chrysler, and the banks and now... on to the fuller set of American private enterprise. The Marxofascist (a.k.a., "progressive") strategy, of devastating the livelihoods of our free People and substituting a collapse-inducing dependency burden upon government, is already taking effect on the Obamacare front. Witness today's news stories: "Companies Sound off on Health Care Reform," The Street "Obama Tax’s $14 Billion Charge Starts at Caterpillar," BusinessWeek "Deere Says Health Care Law Will Raise Expenses," Associated Press Businesses are being forced to absorb, or pass along, huge cost increases regarding the health care plans they have already...
  • My Health-Care Plan

    03/18/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 4 replies · 270+ views
    World Net Daily Commentary ^ | March 17,2010 | Ann Coulter
    Liberals keep complaining that Republicans don't have a plan for reforming health care in America. I have a plan! It's a one-page bill creating a free market in health insurance. Let's all pause here for a moment so liberals can Google the term "free market." Nearly every problem with health care in this country – apart from trial lawyers and out-of-date magazines in doctors' waiting rooms – would be solved by my plan.
  • Obama Blasts Insurance Companies, Ignores Medicare/Medicaid Denials of Care

    03/16/2010 7:40:24 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/16.2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Who would you say denies more medical claims--the private insurance companies or the federal government? If you answered with the private insurance companies, as Barack Obama hopes you will, you would be WRONG. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The correct answer is that the federal government, through Medicare and Medicaid, denies more medical claims for coverage than any of the insurance companies.
  • Is Capitalism Evil?

    03/07/2010 11:35:10 AM PST · by ezfindit · 57 replies · 207+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/3/2010 | Jim Gammon
    We hear people speak of “business” and “capitalism” as being somehow evil, including comments about capitalists victimizing employees and customers in pursuit of the goal of “maximizing profits”. In conversations with supposedly educated people who lean to the left, the concept is an accepted axiom, that maximizing profits – at the expense of everything good in the world – is the one and only purpose of business. It is the socialist rallying cry these days.
  • Cloward-Piven Alive And Well: Progressives CONTINUE To Push For Destruction Of U.S. System

    03/03/2010 5:27:49 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 3, 2010 | Michael Eden
    The next time you see a progressive liberal, realize that there is a good chance that they would love to see you in a soup line - helpless, hungry, desperate, and ready for "change." Back in August of last year, I wrote an article entitled, "Politico Article Reveals Obama’s Cloward-Piven Strategy Backfiring." I pointed out quite a few facts of history which I believed were important. For example, I cited an article that defined the radical leftist Cloward-Piven strategy: In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing...
  • How Milton Friedman Saved Chile

    03/03/2010 11:08:04 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Bret Stevens in the Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 March 2010 | Bret Stevens, WSJ
    "Milton Friedman has been dead for more than three years. But his spirit was surely hovering protectively over Chile in the early morning hours of Saturday. Thanks largely to him, the country has endured a tragedy that elsewhere would have been an apocalypse." ... "As for Chile, Pinochet appointed a succession of Chicago Boys to senior economic posts. By 1990, the year he ceded power, per capita GDP had risen by 40% (in 2005 dollars) even as Peru and Argentina stagnated. Pinochet's democratic successors—all of them nominally left-of-center—only deepened the liberalization drive. Result: Chileans have become South America's richest people....
  • Exactly Who Taught Obama to Be an “Ardent Believer of the Free Market?”

    02/25/2010 6:40:17 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 7 replies · 264+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 2-24-10 | Duane Lester
    While addressing a Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama claimed he was an "ardent believer in the free market." It was a surprising admission by the president, considering the actions his administration has taken.When I heard it, I wondered, "Where did he learn that?"Perhaps he learned it from his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. But Senior was an ardent believer in socialism. He even advised the pro-Western Kenyan government to stop trending towards capitalism and embrace socialism: Writing in a 1965 scholarly paper, Obama's late father slammed the administration of then-President Jomo Kenyatta for moving the Third World...
  • Union Complains PBO Hinders Free Market Success(Letter to emailed to Airline Pilots)

    02/22/2010 9:51:34 AM PST · by geniusbyosmosis · 344+ views
    Emailed Letter from ALPA Int'l Union | Feb 13, 2010 | ALPA Int'l Chairman Lee Moak
    Dear Fellow Pilot, This past week, Delta suffered what some suggest are setbacks to its strategic business plan. Japan Airlines elected to remain with the oneworld alliance rather than switch to the SkyTeam Alliance, and the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the proposed slot swap between Delta and US Airways, but with onerous and likely deal-breaking conditions attached. In November, Delta and SkyTeam announced their interest in entering into a strategic partnership with Japan Airlines. Delta’s Asian network, combined with SkyTeam’s worldwide network, would have blended well with JAL. There is no question in my mind that Delta was the...
  • A Private Climate Policy?

    02/18/2010 7:44:47 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 158+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 18, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    A Private Climate Policy? Bethany Stotts, February 18, 2010 Governments should abandon their climate-change-related taxes and regulations, turning instead to the courts for answers regarding anthropogenic global warming’s (AGW) affect on property rights, argues University of Buckingham fellow Graham Dawson in the January issue of The Free Market, a newsletter issued by The Ludwig von Mises Institute. “There is no secure foundation in climate science for the current policy rhetoric; governments simply lack the knowledge to operate climate-change policy effectively,” he writes, later adding, that “…it is not markets that have failed but governments in failing to protect property rights.”...
  • The Miracle of the Market

    02/16/2010 9:30:52 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 422+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-02-16 | Jacob Hornberger
    In preparation for the two recent back-to-back blizzards, D.C. residents were emptying the shelves of neighborhood grocery stores. Notwithstanding the pre-blizzard panic buying, what's interesting is that no one was freaking out about whether the stores would be adequately stocked after the blizzards. After all, think about it: there is absolutely no government planning that goes into what is stocked in grocery stores. No federal Department of Food. No local or state planning commission. No grocery boards. No bureaucrats or bureaucracies. No laws requiring grocery stores to be well-stocked. No rules and regulations dictating how much of each food item,...
  • An Economic Platform for the State of Florida - Blueprint for Economic Success

    02/12/2010 7:48:18 AM PST · by Leah at A Better Florida · 6 replies · 180+ views
    A Better Florida ^ | 02/10/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    Small business used to be the bedrock of our jobs market. And we were a lot better off when it was. The State of Florida has more to offer budding businesses than almost any other state in the nation. As Michigan and New York falter under high taxation and shrinking growth, Florida should be absorbing the lion’s share of business emigration. But we’re not. And here’s why: (Blueprint Items 1-6) Government cannot and should not take over the free market. Not now and not ever. What government can do is use common sense free market principles to bring business and...
  • Crushing the status quo with policies that work (Rep. Duncan Hunter & Rep. Jason Chaffetz)

    01/27/2010 2:33:18 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 336+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/10 | Duncan Hunter & Jason Chaffetz
    With unemployment nationwide stagnating at 10 percent, Americans are growing tired of failed recovery efforts and seemingly unending excuses. What is abundantly clear is that the problems facing our economy and plaguing the job market cannot be corrected through the same policies that continue falling short for so many Americans. The top issue for Americans today is the economy. People are rightly worried about the availability of jobs and the projected impact of policies such as a government takeover of health care or cap and trade legislation on long-term recovery and growth. Plenty of ideas have been put forward that...
  • McDonnell Wants To Get Out Of Booze Business (video at link w/McDonnell)

    01/27/2010 9:29:08 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 33 replies · 792+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Stawarz
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he’s a White Zinfandel fan. Soon he may be able to pick up his favorite wine at a local liquor store that his state doesn’t own. The governor is sticking by his campaign promise, and says he plans to get Virginia out of the liquor business.
  • Pr. George's leader wants to curb county's fast-food eaterie

    01/26/2010 10:14:19 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 30 replies · 803+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2010 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Travel along a two-block stretch of Central Avenue in Prince George's County, and you'll find a staggering 11 fast-food restaurants. For community activist Arthur Turner and state Sen. David C. Harrington (D-Prince George's), the strip is evidence of the proliferation of burger joints and Chinese takeouts in the county, especially in poorer, inner Capital Beltway communities. Pointing to studies that rank Prince George's residents among the least healthy in Maryland, Turner and Harrington want to limit new fast-food restaurants in the county, a far stricter approach than what has been enacted in such places as New York City and Montgomery...