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  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • New Deal Fruit Mandates Means Millions of Pounds of Cherries Getting Dumped

    07/18/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Ron French has a great article in Bridge Magazine looking at "the crazy economics of Michigan's favorite pitted fruit." The piece describes some of the federal cherry regulations that are mostly left over from the New Deal of the 1930s: [T]he tart cherry industry is told by the U.S. government how much of their product they can put on the market. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), operating under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), sets restrictions on the percentage of the tart cherry crop that can be sold. Some years the share of the market restricted from...
  • The Real Great Depression?

    07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT · by statestreet · 4 replies
    The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe. In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it. In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status. Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The...
  • The Rise and the Rise of the Administrative State (Great Read)

    05/07/2014 8:52:47 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    The post-New Deal administrative state is unconstitutional, and its validation by the legal system amounts to nothing less than a bloodless constitutional revolution.... [....] The constitutional separation of powers is a means to safeguard the liberty of the people. In Madison’s famous words, “the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” The destruction of this principle of separation of powers is perhaps the crowning jewel of the modern administrative revolution. Administrative agencies routinely...
  • Excessive Government, antibiotics and radiation are bad medicine

    04/07/2014 11:05:55 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    All three can be good or bad depending on how much, how and for what used. That a little bit might be good does not mean that a lot more will be better.RadiationMany years ago, in the mid to late 1940's and early 1950's when I was a young boy, shoe stores had X-ray machines permitting one to view images of the bones in one's feet. Health hazards were recognized but generally ignored. Although most of the dose was directed at the feet, a substantial amount would scatter or leak in all directions. Shielding materials were sometimes displaced to improve image quality, to make the machine...
  • My Response To Yesterday's Stupidity

    09/11/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 17 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 9/11/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Here's my response to Commander Zer0's verbal assault on reason that took place last night. I realize that our Dear Leader's plans to provide al-Qaeda air cover may not materialize, but keep this in mind: We have a failing dictator who's willing to start world War III to distract the country from his varied scandals and Zimbabwe-like economy. Anything is still possible with this pile of human debris in the White House. Without further ado: *** For the last couple of days, we've been exposed to an endless stream of war propaganda in support of Chairman Obama's Syrian adventure. Without...
  • John F'n Kerry: The Democrats’ Wendell Willkie

    04/28/2004 2:50:23 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 67+ views
    By the end of the 1930s the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt had lost a great deal of its luster. While the New Deal undeniably brought tangible benefits to millions of Americans, it had not delivered on its promise of economic recovery. Ten years after the Great Crash of 1929, nearly one worker in five was unemployed, despite the administration having racked up a series of budget deficits that were unprecedented in peacetime. Moreover, the president himself was caught in a dilemma — there was no up-and-coming Democrat whom he believed to be a worthy successor to the Oval Office....
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • The Tailor Who Sewed the Obama Empty Suit Has Sewn Others

    04/22/2013 5:32:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-22-13 | Bruce Walker
    The most glaring fact about our president is that he is an empty suit. The people around him are also empty suits. They believe in nothing, really, but unearned luxury, unmerited adulation, and unaccountable power. Those whom we have come to call "leftists" are in fact nothing but nihilists, and we flatter them when we presume that they value anything beyond their vanities, their avarice, and their selfishness. When tragedy strikes, like in the Boston bombing, these empty suits can look and act appropriately somber and serious, but it is all for show, and the intended audience are Americans who...
  • A History of Liberal White Racism (By a Person of the Left)

    04/18/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 18 2013 | TA-NEHISI COATES
    Probably the most bracing aspect of Ira Katznelson's new history of the New Deal, Fear Itself, is his portrait of the marriage of progressive domestic policy and white supremacy. I knew the outlines of this stuff, but for a flaming commie like me, the extent of the embrace is hard to take: Far more enduring was the New Deal's intimate partnership with those in the South who preached white supremacy. For this whole period -- the last in American history when public racism was legitimate in speech and action -- southern representatives acted not on the fringes but as an...
  • The Rise of the Administrative State

    04/02/2013 4:01:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 17:30 | William F. Jasper
    The Rise of the Administrative State Written by William F. Jasper From the very start of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, there were unmistakable indications that his “New Deal” would be moving in the statist direction. Frances Perkins, FDR’s secretary of labor, recounted, decades later, a telling occurrence at the first FDR Cabinet meeting. She recalled: At the first meeting of the Cabinet after the President took office in 1933, the financier and adviser to Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, and Baruch’s friend General Hugh Johnson, who was to become the head of the National Recovery Administration, came in with a copy...
  • Obama's Army Seeks Revenge (2014 elections)

    02/27/2013 9:03:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Dick Morris
    The never-ending Obama campaign announced this week that it was raising funds from big donors — only a relative handful — to put together a $50 million fund for an army of grass-roots activists in swing states to go after Republican Congressmen and Senators who dare to vote against the president’s wishes. Over the next two years, they will be spreading their tentacles all over the nation, invading currently-Republican districts but might be turned to blue in 2014, in pursuit of a House majority and of a sixty-vote Democratic Senate. This “purge” of Republicans is reminiscent of 1938 when FDR...
  • Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

    02/25/2013 4:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. And they have persuaded many Americans -- Barack Obama definitely included -- that progress means an ever bigger government In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure. That's one way to see it. But there are others,...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • None Dare Call It…

    01/14/2013 12:17:36 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Malcolm A. Kline, Share/Save Every now and then, professors let down their guard and reveal how left-wing they really are. In a lecture on 1030s propaganda that he delivered at the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, UC Davis English professor Matthew Stratton noted that FDR’s head of the National Recovery Administration, Hugh Johnson, “was fond of handing out Italian fascist pamphlets to his colleagues.” “He didn’t last long,” Stratton averred. “One should certainly not compare the New Deal with Italian fascism unless one is trying to get on a conservative talk show and I’m not going to...
  • What is the Fabian policy of Permeation?

    10/30/2012 8:31:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    During my transcription process of the book Fabian Freeway, I would sometimes go through the footnotes and see what I could verify, when one thing in particular caught my eye. (Chapter 17) The fact that an old-line southern Democrat had been induced to sponsor the basic legislation so ardently desired by all spokesmen of gradual Socialism was an early and notable example of success for the Fabian technique known as permeation. This concept is actually used extensively throughout the book, but for whatever reason, it caught my eye in the current context. The Fabians turned "Permeation" into a policy because...
  • PITCHING POLITICS: Deadbeat Nation (America's descent into country of dependents and takers)

    10/23/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | John Rocker
    Unless you’re a member of the lucky sperm club or have just been unusually fortunate you’re entire life, you, like most of us, have experienced financial hardship and distress at some point. Some of this country’s greatest entrepreneurs have struggled mightily at different periods during their process to succeed. Walt Disney, one of the world’s most legendary icons, for example, was forced into bankruptcy and destitution before his perseverance and hard work finally paid off and he became “Walt Disney.” More times than not in this life failure and hardship dwell on the road to success, and at some point...
  • Obama's First Term Is Like Roosevelt's Dismal Second

    09/20/2012 2:46:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    People, not least himself, have often compared Barack Obama to Franklin D. Roosevelt. You know the narrative. He came to office in a financial crisis and proceeded to take government action to revive the economy and expand government to help the little guy. That narrative was developed by great New Deal historians like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and has been an article of faith among liberal Democrats ever since. Expand government, and the people will love you. Except that it hasn't worked out exactly that way. Most Americans don't much love the stimulus package or Obamacare. That's why you didn't hear...
  • Are You the Forgotten Man?

    07/02/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-02 14:44:06 | Dr. Phil
    By Dr. Phil Taverna I ran across this book in my travels. And it peaked my interest. Who was the Forgotten Man? According to Amity Shlaes, her book, The Forgotten Man  is someone that will peak your interest for sure. When I first saw the expression, I expected to see a book written by a commie liberal and it was about the plight of the blacks and minorities who can't seem to get a fair share no matter how much money we throw at them.This book is mainly about FDR the biggest commie of the 40's but it also gives you...
  • Future tense, X: The fourth revolution

    06/05/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2012 | James Piereson
    On the possibility of a forthcoming political revolution.The United States has been shaped by three far-reaching political revolutions: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of a new upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are. In fact, we may already be in the early stages of this twenty-first-century revolution.The great recession that began...
  • The fourth revolution: On the possibility of a forthcoming [conservative] political revolution

    06/04/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2012 | James Piereson
    The United States has been shaped by three far-reaching political revolutions: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of a new upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are. [....] The financial crisis and the long recession, with the strains they have placed upon national income and public budgets, are only the proximate causes...
  • Gingrich praised FDR, New Deal in ’95, ’06 books

    12/06/2011 12:16:40 AM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-11 | By Paul Conner
    In two books, the man who calls President Barack Obama a “food-stamp president” praised the man whose administration created the first food stamp program. Snubbing 16 other presidents including Ronald Reagan, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Franklin D. Roosevelt “probably the greatest president of the twentieth century” in his 1995 book To Renew America. In a passage of the book in which Gingrich laid out examples of historical figures asking for God’s help for the nation, he praised Roosevelt for “openly appeal[ing] to the nation’s sense of faith and religion in summing the national will to the task” of...
  • Rep. Walsh Introduces 'Dairy Deregulation Act' to Put Milk Prices Back in Consumer's Hands

    12/05/2011 7:30:59 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    publiusforus ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Rep. Joe Walsh
    Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) recently introduced the ‘Dairy Deregulation Act’ to phase out the government's milk price setting regime, called the "Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO)". This program was established in pre-refrigeration 1937 to guarantee that there were no shortages of milk across the country. Today 74 years later, milk is the only major agricultural product with government-mandated prices that differ according to product use. Walsh stated: “Most taxpayers are unaware that they are paying for their milk twice. Currently American families are taxed to pay for a federal program that directly increases the cost of their milk. This is...
  • Obama's "Job's Bill" - A Blast From The Past

    09/16/2011 7:19:55 PM PDT · by thefoundersrock · 4 replies
    The Average American Blog ^ | 09/16/2011 | Jenn Harrington
    The conventional wisdom is that FDR ended the Great Depression, but more recent research indicates his policies may have prolonged and even deepened the it. They say those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Here is a reminder of how some citizens at least saw the FDR administration…
  • Perry's Campaign Against the New Deal

    09/02/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT · by rob777 · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/1/2011 | Michael Gerson
    It is an ideological milestone that the emerging Republican front-runner is as skeptical of the New Deal as anyone in his position since the New Deal. During the 1936 election, Republican nominee Alf Landon called Social Security "unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed." Now, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" that tells young workers a "monstrous lie." It is a "failure" that "we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now." It is true that Barry Goldwater, during the 1964 campaign, said, "I think Social Security ought to be voluntary."...
  • Does Obama Have Any Idea Why New Deal Failed?

    08/23/2011 3:20:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/23/2011 | Burton Folsom, Jr.
    The Great Depression dominated the 1930s, in large part because President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs failed to create jobs. In May 1939, shortly after learning that unemployment stood at 20.7%, Henry Morgenthau, the secretary of the Treasury, exploded: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Morgenthau concluded, “I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. . . . And an enormous debt to boot!” Why did Roosevelt’s New Deal fail so miserably? The larger problem...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s honesty deficit--President still wants to tax and spend his way to prosperity

    04/13/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama outlined what he called a framework for deficit reduction Wednesday. It was a tacit admission that his 2012 budget submission did not go far enough. That shows Republicans succeeded in seizing the initiative with their own comprehensive, pro-growth proposal to restore America’s solvency. Mr. Obama’s flimsy “me, too” smacks of desperation. The White House describes its latest plan as “comprehensive” and “pro-growth” but that’s deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s package of discretionary spending cuts, entitlement reforms and tax relief. Mr. Obama hijacked the words to describe a combination of...
  • Philosophy Prof Misreads Capitalism

    03/18/2011 7:41:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 16, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the latest issue of The Chronicle Review, a professor from Adelphi University shows why it is dangerous to avoid the advice of conservative author and activist David Horowitz. Horowitz usually points out the danger of professors speaking on subjects that they are not credentialed in. “Capitalism has been around for so many generations now, proving its vitality by displacing or absorbing all other social systems around the globe, that it seems a part of nature, irreplaceable,” Paul Mattick points out in The Chronicle Review. “But its historical limits are visible in its inability to meet the ecological challenges it...
  • Little Boy Blue Revisited

    03/12/2011 11:15:05 AM PST · by Library Lady · 1 replies
    An old scrapbook | 1930s | Foxy Grandpa and Ann Nonymus
    Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, A government agent is counting your corn, Another a lecturing old mother Pig On birth control, so she’s dancing a jig. Pa’s gone to town, to see what’s what About planting potatoes on the old meadow lot. Ma’s at the radio, hearing ‘em tell How, under the New Deal, there ain’t no hell. Aunt Mamie is in Washington, drawing big pay Eating frankfurters, and pushing AAA. A lecturing folks, on the old Townsend racket. Grandpa’s gone out in his new leather jacket Says he’ll never work, no, never more, 200 a month will...
  • LAT Says FDR Book Made Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom "Conservative Hero"

    02/16/2011 5:54:17 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/12/11 | Mark Z. Barabak
    For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on. About 15 years ago, Folsom read another of those historical surveys, this...
  • 'Raw Deal': Historian makes waves with scathing look at Franklin D. Roosevelt

    02/13/2011 8:06:53 AM PST · by wizkid · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Dunwoody, Ga. — For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on.
  • Unemployment at Least 15.1 Million

    12/24/2010 10:00:54 PM PST · by drbillfannin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Blog Blind Man's News ^ | 12/24/2010 | Dr. Bill
    The unemployment numbers around the United States are not getting better. Businesses are not creating jobs, and unemployment benefits are running out for many. How do we maintain an economy when the 15.1 million run out of unemployment and still can't find jobs? That will mean billions of dollars no longer circulating in the economy.
  • Plummeting death reform epic fail! (Funny Cartoon!)

    12/14/2010 10:50:32 AM PST · by mainestategop
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9d3Lg7pJD8 Inspired by the cartoon plummeting death reform by Bolshevik cartoonist Mark Fiore. It shows what happened when we DID PULL THE RIPCORD OF SOCIALISM AND TYRANNY! We could have supported ground softening corporations instead! ^_^
  • Still need a gift? Give wisdom (Thomas Sowell)

    12/13/2010 9:05:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    It is hard to come up with gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few -- if any -- people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people. Among the books I read this year, the one that made the biggest impact on me was "New Deal or Raw Deal" ($10.20; 32% OFF) by Burton Folsom, Jr., a professor at Hillsdale College. It was that rare kind of book, one thoroughly researched by a scholar and yet written in plain language, readily...
  • Obama riles Dems by spurning New Deal complacency

    12/12/2010 4:01:57 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2010 | Michael Barone
    It's hard to disagree. Robust economic growth solves a lot of fiscal and other problems. But Obama's fellow Democrats, to whom he explicitly directed these comments, can be forgiven for being puzzled. The whole thrust of his first two years -- the stimulus package, the health care legislation, the vast increases in government spending -- has been to put programs in place that have done little or nothing to stimulate economic growth. That's not accidental. The template for the Obama Democrats' policies, the New Deal of the 1930s, was not designed to stimulate economic growth, but to freeze in place...
  • New Deal Unmasked

    11/03/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2010 | Amanda Winkler
    Drawing striking similarities between the current financial situation and that of the 1930s, Amity Shlaes gave a lecture at Hillsdale College in February 2010 detailing forgotten yet important lessons to be learned from the Great Depression. Shlaes is a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations, a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, author of two bestselling books, and recipient of many prestigious awards in Economics and Journalism. Shlaes begins by establishing the familiar narrative of the Great Depression that every American child is taught in school. A common...
  • Obama’s New Deal: The Same Old Raw Deal

    10/19/2010 5:40:26 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/19/2010 | Chris Bounds
    On May 9, 1939, these words scolding the failure of FDR’s New Deal echoed the room of the House Ways and Means Committee: We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!...
  • Great Depression Economics Books.(Not Heavy Popular.)

    10/14/2010 11:58:31 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 23 replies
    self | 10/14/2010 | Self
    I just bought a Kindal and and was reconnected to the written word, after our local book store went South and I ain't driving 40 miles when I get a word lust. I have been interested in the overthrow of the Constitution during the FDR Dictatorship, my Grandfathers discription, but Amazon is difficult to search most of what I find is FDR butt lickers. I have read a number of LS type economists but the list is rather short on the site, need help.
  • (VIDEO)Barack Obama New Deal economic stimulus Fail

    10/11/2010 3:01:30 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | 10/11/10 | MAINESTATEGOP
    A heart gripping video on the Obama depresion, the failure of Democrats, The stimulus and the downfall of Middle America. Sung to the Tune of "Brother can you spare a dime?" By Al Jolson.
  • YOUNG: Killing Keynesianism?

    09/15/2010 10:59:37 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 9 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Sep. 14, 2010 | J.T. Young
    Is the recession's great irony that government spending killed Keynesianism? With economists, bankers and investors perplexed over the economy's continued funk, we cannot be blamed for looking in odd places for answers. Could it possibly be that continuously increasing spending over eight decades has left little ability for government spending to affect the economy? How could increased overall government spending have priced stimulative spending out of the market? To understand what has happened, we must look back to the 1930s. The New Deal was a concerted effort for government to take up the economy's slack. In 1930, federal government spending...
  • Comes a Horseman (Very interesting history of due process, statism, contract law & the New Deal)

    09/15/2010 8:42:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 15, 2010 | Timothy Sandefur
    Comes a HorsemanFrom the Sep. 20, 2010, issue of NR. Franklin Roosevelt’s clash with the Supreme Court is one of history’s greatest legal dramas, but it has generated an unfair and misleading mythology. In this legend, the Court greeted the New Deal with a blast of reactionary decisions in 1935 and 1936 — invalidating, among other things, the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) and the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) — to which Roosevelt retaliated by threatening to pack the Court with a new, more loyal majority of justices. The judiciary avoided the embarrassment of an expanded, politically neutered Court when...
  • VIDEO: Glenn Beck on FDR's New Agencies vs. Obama's

    08/02/2010 7:47:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2010 | Glenn Beck
    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck compares the amount of new agencies created during FDR's "New Deal" to President Obama's.
  • FDR and the Depression: A New Round (Conrad Black Insists He DID get us out of it)

    07/30/2010 10:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2010 | Conrad Black
    Before my spirited exchange with my esteemed friend Amity Shlaes about the New Deal reaches the point of diminishing returns, it should be possible to agree on some points that may be applicable to current economic questions. I think we agree that Obamanomics has not succeeded, beyond a tentative stabilization, easily shaken by lack of public confidence in the regime and the absence of any serious deficit-reduction plan. We seem also to agree that unfocused fiscal profligacy on the scale of the $800 billion stimulus bill has not led to significant reductions in unemployment, that more of the same will...
  • No Free Lunch [ the Schechter brothers ]

    06/30/2010 6:28:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 26, 2007 | David Leonhardt
    In the 1930s, the Schechter brothers ran a chicken business in Brooklyn. The name Schechter is derived from the Yiddish word for "butcher," and this is what the brothers did: they slaughtered chickens and sold them to shops. The brothers seemed to be typical immigrants, at once struggling and succeeding. But in 1934, they became famous thanks to Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States. Only months after Franklin Roosevelt had signed a code regulating the chicken business, the brothers were accused of violating it. Prosecutors said they had sold an unfit chicken, one with an egg lodged inside it, and...
  • Group Rights Without Responsibilities

    06/29/2010 8:42:07 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 29, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Group Rights Without Responsibilities Malcolm A. Kline, June 29, 2010 Academics rarely try to explain why the human condition has not improved while they are busily trying to archive the U. S. Constitution and introduce us to a panoply of “rights.” Take any barometer you care to—the trend line in out-of-wedlock births, divorce rates or homicides. Add in more recent phenomenon such as drive-by shootings and serial killings to say nothing of the poverty rate before and after such spasms of government activity as the New Deal and the Great Society. “These new group rights were conspicuously not attached to...
  • How Did the New Deal Work Out? (We better learn from it since we're trying to repeat what they did)

    06/29/2010 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/29/2010 | Greg Richards
    Since the administration is in the process of trying to "jump-start" the economy with deficit spending, it is useful to review how the policies of FDR actually worked out in terms of economic performance in the 1930s.  The New Deal was not specifically a "Keynesian" program, in part because Keynes' magnum opus, The General Theory, was not published until 1936. However, the New Deal is regarded by Keynesians as the ur-program of government stimulus of the economy. This chart shows what happened to GNP during the New Deal.  Its time scale, as is true for all the charts in this...
  • May/June Imprimis - Claremont Prof. Charles Kesler on "The New New Deal"

    06/16/2010 6:02:03 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies · 151+ views
    Hillsdale College's Imprimis ^ | 6/1/2010 | Prof. Charles Kesler
    IN PRESIDENT Obama, conservatives face the most formidable liberal politician in at least a generation. In 2008, he won the presidency with a majority of the popular vote—something a Democrat had not done since Jimmy Carter's squeaker in 1976—and handily increased the Democrats' control of both houses of Congress. Measured against roughly two centuries worth of presidential victories by Democratic non-incumbents, his win as a percentage of the popular vote comes in third behind FDR's in 1932 and Andrew Jackson's in 1828.
  • The New New Deal

    06/14/2010 11:10:55 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 11 replies · 363+ views
    Imprimis Hillsdale College ^ | May/June 2010 | Charles R. Kesler
    IN PRESIDENT Obama, conservatives face the most formidable liberal politician in at least a generation. In 2008, he won the presidency with a majority of the popular vote—something a Democrat had not done since Jimmy Carter's squeaker in 1976—and handily increased the Democrats' control of both houses of Congress. Measured against roughly two centuries worth of presidential victories by Democratic non-incumbents, his win as a percentage of the popular vote comes in third behind FDR's in 1932 and Andrew Jackson's in 1828. More importantly, Obama won election not as a status quo liberal, but as an ambitious reformer. Far from...
  • The Inside Deal: Obama’s Economic Program

    06/11/2010 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 4 replies · 220+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 6-10-10 | A Conservative Teacher
    Democrat President Barack Obama’s economic programs can be best called “The Inside Deal.” There is a long history of ‘deals’ in our nation, where the government expands unconstitutionally into areas where it is not supposed to be and crowds out human freedom and industry. These deals all have cool names- Square Deal, New Deal, Fair Deal, Great Society- and as Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress have jammed through considerable changes in our nation over the last year, it is appropriate that we give a name to Obama’s economic policies. I hereby submit to the world that we call...
  • Fred Barnes in WS - "Not Your Father's FDR" - Cites Prof. Burt Folsom's "New Deal or Raw Deal?"

    05/10/2010 5:32:59 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies · 275+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/10/10 | Fred Barnes
    Roosevelt had another advantage over Obama, a small one. Newspaper publishers were hostile to FDR, but the White House press corps liked him. He controlled what they wrote by insisting his remarks at twice-weekly sessions with reporters be off-the-record. He decided what they could quote. The reporting tended to emphasize FDR’s intentions, not what might result from his policies. Obama, too, had a lovefest with the press until recently. But he dislikes being held accountable and has stopped holding full-fledged press conferences. Presidential historian Fred I. Greenstein described FDR as “endlessly inspiring” in his book The Presidential Difference (rev. ed....