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  • Ignorance Versus Stupidity

    11/08/2017 9:41:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 8, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell says, "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek admonished, "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design." The fact that we have gross ignorance about how the world operates is ignored by the know-it-all elites who seek to control our lives. Let's...
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • Top 10 Indie Games online you need to download and play!

    06/14/2017 7:54:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Continuing from my previous article on the Democrat's war on free markets and unfair anti-capitalist regulations targeting indie software makers, I said that the best way to stick it to these big companies that back the socialist agenda of the DNC was to buy indie and boycott the big bolshevik businesses. I mean they got to where they were because of capitalism and now they want to ruin it for all of us just so they can avoid competition! SO! We here present our top 10 list of indie games you gotta play! Along with Top 10 Flash games online!...
  • Repeal Obamacare and replace with freedom. Change House and Senate rules to do so if necessary!

    03/27/2017 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies
    "Prior to this year, the House voted to repeal Obamacare more than 50 times ---when it was clear that President Obama would veto the bill. The problem we are facing is that some of the people who voted for repeal 50 times will not vote for repeal when it counts, when it is "our moment in time," with Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency." --Rep Dave Brat "This has been my complaint since before Obamacare became law. Nothing I’ve seen addresses the problem of increased costs of medical care. All these bills just shift the rising costs from...
  • Snip Obamacare's monopolistic strings, let the free market compete

    03/13/2017 12:54:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    March 13, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    The only way I'd be happy with a non repeal of Obamacare is if the president and the secretary can snip the unconstitutional monopolistic strings that prohibit free enterprise from providing competing solutions. Someone suggested leaving Obamacare basically intact for those who choose to provide or subscribe to it, but allow new free market solutions to rise up and compete. That's not a bad idea to break the stalemate. My understanding is the Obamacare law leaves many decisions for the president and the HHS secretary to make. During the rollout and throughout the remaining years of Obama's term, the president...
  • Lots of congressional swamp dwellers and citizens alike are entirely missing the point re: REPEAL!

    03/12/2017 5:10:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    March 12, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    A whole lot of congressional swamp dwellers and citizens alike are entirely missing the point regarding a complete and final repeal of Obamacare. How soon they forget the outrage of we the people when Obamacare was forced down our throats and then a redoubling of that outrage when Chief Justice Roberts failed to uphold the constitution and toss it out. Have they forgotten why the tea party sprang up and why we drove out packs of rats and herds of RINOs in the last several election cycles? We the self-sufficient free citizens of America do not want a federal takeover...
  • Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

    03/09/2017 8:07:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Economics Wire ^ | March 9, 2017 | Viliyana Filipova / Mr. Conrad
    The Federal Reserve gives us the freedom to buy things now that we would otherwise have to wait for.In looking at the Federal Reserve, it is important to note that this is a money system, not just a group of people sitting in a conference room controlling everything having to do with the US dollar. The Fed is a system just like the government of the US is a system. What that means is that no one controls it, and that it is much bigger than any one person or group of people could ever control. They can guide it,...
  • There's no such thing as free lunch.

    01/28/2017 12:57:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    January 28, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Every conservative and every American worth his salt knows that there is no such thing as free lunch. And that big government does not make us more free. Too bad they get all balled up when they talk about globalism (big government on steroids) and free trade (government control of trade on steroids).
  • Trump should facilitate job creation with free market solutions

    12/17/2016 7:49:59 PM PST · by gabriellah · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Trump’s predecessors in both parties enabled government to interfere with private enterprise. If Trump truly wants to drain the swamp, his incoming administration cannot pick economic winners and losers. It must create a pro-business climate virtually free of regulations and burdensome taxes to see true economic prosperity.
  • What Happened When New Zealand Got Rid of Government Subsidies for Farmers

    09/28/2016 9:02:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 22, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    In 2006, Chris Hausman, a fourth-generation Midwestern farmer long accustomed to depending on government support for survival, traveled across the world to witness a revolution in agriculture. It had been more than 20 years since a left-leaning government in New Zealand chose to eliminate government subsidies for farmers, and Hausman was surprised at what had transpired since. “I will tell you it was a shock to their agricultural system,” says Hausman, 58, who farms corn and soybeans on a 1,500-acre plot 150 miles south of Chicago. “You had a system dictated by government programs that was thrown out the window...
  • Overthrow the Establishment to Fix the Economy

    06/17/2016 6:22:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 17, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He’s a disrupter. Just what we need to fix the economy. The situation is that desperate. The last 15 years of economic policy, especially the last eight years, represent a relapse that harks back to the 1970s. Now like then, we have a high-tax, high-spend, high-regulation, Fed-pump-priming, standard-less dollar-manipulation policy mix. In general, it’s a government-planning approach in the U.S. and around the world. We’ve not experienced high...
  • Even the Libertarian Party is Useless on Oppressive Nondiscrimination Laws

    05/09/2016 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 9, 2016 | Benny Huang
    If you're like me you're probably searching for a third party candidate in the wake of Donald Trump's clinching of the GOP nomination. For those of you considering the Libertarian Party (LP), I hope you'll reconsider. The party's current frontrunner, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, doesn't seem to understand this liberty thing. He thinks it means drugs and abortion but should you decide that you don't want to engage in a business transaction he wants the government to coerce you. The party's other candidates aren't quite as extreme in their statism though none of them will make an unqualified...
  • Poll: Majority of 18- to 29-year-olds reject capitalism

    04/27/2016 7:02:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr, 2016 | Rick Moran
    A curious poll out of Harvard was published on Monday showing that 51% of people between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism. But the curious aspect of this poll is that only 33% of respondents supported socialism. The dichotomy suggests that either most young people haven't a clue about the differernce between capitalism and socialism or, as the researchers believe, the opposition to capitalism arises out of anger at the status quo. Washington Post: The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42...
  • Shocker: Sanders Supporters Want Free Stuff From Government,

    04/17/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Typical leftists–they want free stuff, but they don’t want to pay for it. In a poll conducted by Vox and Morning Consult during the first week in April, they found that supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders unsurprisingly have strong support for things like free college tuition and universal health care. They register at 70+ percent in favor for both initiatives. Then, the question turns to how much are they willing to pay for Sanders' agenda. This is where support dips dramatically, especially when two in three Bernie-ites don’t want to pay more than $1,000 for a single-payer health care system....
  • A Clear-Eyed View of the Contact Lens Debate

    04/14/2016 7:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 14, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    The intensity with which some American companies try to use the government to trick or deceive consumers is astonishing. Yet the extent to which lawmakers seem content to cater to these crony pursuits never disappoints, either. Case in point: the current attempt to protect contact lens sellers from competition at the expense of consumers. An estimated 40 million Americans wear contact lenses. That's a $4 billion industry. Thanks to the heavy-handed government regulation of all things health care, contacts already cost more than they should. However, if an ongoing effort to reduce competition through government cronyism were to succeed, costs...
  • Presidential Elections and Other People's Freedoms

    01/29/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When faced with a choice between different politicians at election time, our natural instinct is to ask “Which one will let me do what I want to do?” It’s natural. Sure, it may seem selfish, single-minded, narrow. But it’s natural. We have only one vote, so we think of our own lives, and the possible ways that the candidates might want to control our lives, and we think about what we personally like to do, and so we study the candidates to see which ones seem most open-minded about “allowing” us our freedom, vs. which ones want to take it...
  • Government Coercion or Free Markets

    12/17/2015 5:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 17, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    To achieve their political goals, the Left makes no apologies or attempts to hide its preference for government intervention. Just last week at the United Nations climate summit, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) declared that the "coercive power of the central state" is needed to promote "good" public policy. The Governor professed that government regulations must force companies to do what progressives think is best. He believes there will be dire consequences if markets are allowed to run amok. Therefore, it is a moral imperative to use the power of the state. Progressives make their policy arguments in moral terms. Their...
  • Cruz steps outside GOP orthodoxy with free-market criticism of Fed

    12/04/2015 7:39:10 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/4/15 | Joseph Lawler
    For a Republican, Ted Cruz has a unique criticism of the Federal Reserve. The conservative Texas senator and contender for the GOP presidential nomination argues that the central bank is responsible for causing the financial crisis and recession because it kept money too tight in 2008. Cruz's criticism of the Fed is nearly the opposite of the one typically voiced by Republicans, who generally fault Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her predecessor Ben Bernanke for their efforts to ease money. GOP complaints about the Fed have grown since the central bank lowered interest rates to zero and started quantitative easing programs....
  • Ted Cruz Is Anti-Ethanol-Mandate, but Iowans Like Him Anyway

    12/01/2015 7:10:28 PM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 1, 2015 | Nancy Smith
    Ted Cruz's need to keep women barefoot and pregnant -- among other of his draconian politicies -- turned me off his presidential campaign long ago. But whatever you say about the Texas senator, the man has a king-size backbone. Ted Cruz in Iowa Cruz, fearless attack dog for ending the ethanol mandate in the U.S. gasoline supply, stayed true to his principles -- yes, even while campaigning in the belly of beast, in the middle of the Hawkeye State, corn-based ethanol capitol of the world.And there it was, just hours after the Obama administration released its (failed) plans to boost...
  • Cruz denounces boost in ethanol during Q-C stop (Quad City, IA)

    12/01/2015 11:19:30 AM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jack Cullen
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks to a wall-to-wall audience at a town hall meeting Monday at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion in Bettendorf. (Louis Brems, QUAD-CITY TIMES) Hours after the Obama administration on Monday announced plans to boost the amount of corn-based ethanol in the U.S. gasoline supply, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz denounced the move during a stop in eastern Iowa."God has blessed America with abundant natural resources and we ought to be producing everything ... but it shouldn't be Washington picking winners and losers," Cruz told reporters following a town hall stop in Bettendorf.In the past, Cruz has...