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  • Drastic Coronavirus Lockdowns Are The Most Regressive Policies Since The Draft

    05/28/2020 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | J.T.Young
    The coronavirus lockdowns are America’s most regressive government actions since the draft. Even as liberals have quickly noted the virus’s disparate incidence, they have ignored the inequities of government responses. Ironically, these responses have been most regressive in states with the most “progressive” governments. In just four months, coronavirus has gone from takeoff to lockdown in the U.S. America’s first Wuhan virus case appeared on Jan. 21, and the first American died Feb. 12. California went into lockdown March 19, followed by New York the next day, and New Jersey on March 21. Two months later, America is only now...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Milton Friedman

    04/09/2020 5:30:20 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 4/9/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Milton Friedman. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Milton Friedman foresaw how we got into our this mess in which the reaction to the coronavirus will destroy the United States. To be blunt, the reaction to the coronavirus is MILLIONS of times MORE dangerous than the virus itself. I don't see a way out of this, but we must fight to the finish. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Milton Friedman

    08/24/2019 7:12:30 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 8/24/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Milton Friedman. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Milton Friedman is the one of the most popular economist of the 20th Century among constitutionalists. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid) belowEach...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Milton Friedman

    07/31/2019 7:07:09 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 7/31/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Milton Friedman. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Born today on July 31, 1912, Milton Friedman was one of the greatest economists of all times. A champion of free markets, Friedman's analyses became the genesis of conservative and libertarian economic policy positions that remain to this day. If the Democrats control the US government again, though, rest assured they will destroy his legacy. A word to the wise! All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using...
  • Sen. Steve Daines Proposes Resolution Condemning ‘Disastrous Policies’ Of Socialism

    07/30/2019 8:54:06 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 18 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 7/30/2019 | Frank DuBois
     Tristan Justice Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced legislation Monday condemning socialism as the 2020 Democratic presidential field pulls the Democratic Party further to the left in the midst of the campaign season. “A radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party,” Daines said on the Senate floor Monday, taking aim at Democrats’ Green New Deal and “Medicare-for-All” proposals pushed by candidates on the presidential campaign trail. The proposed resolution would make it the official position of the U.S. Senate that Marxism and socialism are...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Milton Friedman

    05/01/2019 7:22:27 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 5/1/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Milton Friedman. Click image (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in economics, specifically for "his achievements in the field of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy."All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidential spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in...
  • Andrew Yang and the “Freedom Dividend” (Universal Basic Income)

    03/21/2019 10:03:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/19/19 | Don't Walk, Run! Productions
    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is campaigning on the platform of Universal Basic Income. He says everyone from MLK to Milton Friedman to Richard Nixon were for it. But were they? The answer won't surprise you.
  • Milton Friedman on Donahue - 1979

    03/10/2019 6:59:53 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | Milton Friedman
    Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate, promoting "Free to Choose" on the show Donahue.Worth watching....Donahue...actually conducted a decent interview.
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • IS THE MORTGAGE DEDUCTION GOOD FOR AMERICA?

    12/05/2017 8:10:58 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 64 replies
    My friends it's government interference in the market. Why should some millionaire owner get a tax break when he can just buy something cheaper? If the idea is to make housing affordable ONE house is plenty of help. No need for help on a second home. Government grants for college make tuition rates go up. Won't the deduction do the same for housing? The Milton Friedmans out there will say it's bad for housing. I agree. WE start the discussion. The Yahoo article posted earlier was written by yahoos.
  • Modern Conservatism is an Utter Failure

    09/12/2017 7:52:26 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2017 | John Conlin
    It is time to admit it; modern conservatism is almost a complete and utter failure. Today’s conservative movement seems to employ a lot of folks in pretty cushy jobs, prints some magazines, hosts some websites, publishes various books, and puts on conferences until the cows come home – for those who don’t know, conferences and seminars can be big time money makers. Sadly, its primary purpose seems to have become a self-propagating jobs program for those lucky, skilled, or connected enough to rise to the top.
  • Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs

    07/06/2016 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Many Americans are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Even more Americans are struggling just to find jobs at any wage.Yup -- those two news items are related.While trying to present a case for the Massachusetts state legislature to approve a program that provides summer jobs to teens at non-profits and government agencies, an editorial at the Boston Globe accidentally explained why artificially imposed minimum wages kill job opportunities.I don’t think the Globe even realized it, either: The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits...
  • A Universal Basic Income Approach

    09/16/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Demos' Policy Shop ^ | September 15, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
    It's been a while since I've written about the idea of a universal basic income. So I figure an update is in order. The typical UBI proposal you see picks a certain dollar amount and then declares that it should go equally to all adults. I disagree with this in two ways. First, I think that children should also receive a basic income (paid to their parents). Second, I think that UBI payments should vary based on age. Neither of these additions negates the chief administrative advantages of the UBI because they don't introduce means-testing. It's trivially easy to vary...
  • What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

    05/20/2015 8:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 18, 2015 | David R. Wheeler
    Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.” What Santens wants to know is this: “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?” Santens is 37 years old, and he’s a leader in the basic income movement—a worldwide network of thousands of advocates (26,000 on Reddit alone) who believe that governments should provide every citizen with a monthly stipend big...
  • Your Government Owes You a Job

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Raúl Carrillo
    The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.Involuntary unemployment is barbaric. In the wealthiest country in history, almost 30 million people wish they had full-time work. But, as always, there aren’t enough jobs. And because economic security requires decent work, it’s unsurprising that 50 million people are poverty-stricken and 16 million children are hungry. This is a disgrace and an economic error: the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort. A right to a job may sound outlandish, but it’s common sense. You...
  • Establishment Proposes: “Have the Government Give Every Adult a Basic Income” (Insanity alert)

    11/23/2013 6:27:32 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 44 replies
    SHTF plan ^ | 11-18-2013 | Mac Slavo
    With government intervention now becoming the only viable solution being touted for everything from individual health care and the economy to our personal safety and how we educate our children, it would only make sense that officials in Washington also figure out a way to use their power of confiscation and redistribution to equalize the income playing field. It’s no secret that 48 million Americans require nutritional assistance just to put food on the table, or that over 100 million of us are living in or at the very edge of poverty, or that nearly one in three of us...
  • Swiss to vote on $2,800 monthly income for all adults

    10/04/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 40 replies
    MSN World ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Alice Baghdjian
    Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs — about $2,800 — per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population. Organizers submitted more than the 100,000 signatures needed to call a referendum on Friday and tipped a truckload of 8 million five-cent coins outside the parliament building in Bern, one...
  • A Town Without Poverty?

    11/09/2012 6:38:06 AM PST · by ksen · 56 replies
    The Dominion ^ | 9/5/2011 | VIVIAN BELIK
    WHITEHORSE, YK—Try to imagine a town where the government paid each of the residents a living income, regardless of who they were and what they did, and a Soviet hamlet in the early 1980s may come to mind. But this experiment happened much closer to home. For a four-year period in the '70s, the poorest families in Dauphin, Manitoba, were granted a guaranteed minimum income by the federal and provincial governments. Thirty-five years later all that remains of the experiment are 2,000 boxes of documents that have gathered dust in the Canadian archives building in Winnipeg. Until now little has...
  • The Ultimate Question For Democrats: (Joseph Farah: Stop Being Coy; Admit You ARE Socialists Alert)

    08/07/2007 12:06:08 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 714+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/07/2007 | Joseph Farah
    So what's wrong with Democrats in this country? Why are they being so reactionary? Why do they insist on holding out on so many of their constituents? How long will it take them to achieve their stated goals with such a penny ante approach to redistribution of wealth? If heath insurance is, as they insist, a universal right, isn't food? Isn't shelter? Isn't clothing? Why are there no proposals being made to ensure all Americans can get free food, free housing and free clothing among other essentials? If you get a chance – at a town hall meeting or at...