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  • If We Want To Be Like Denmark We Need a NEW New Deal.

    10/18/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-18-2015 | MOTUS
    “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”― William Shakespeare, Hamlet “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet I award this week’s Captain Obvious award to Peggy Noonan for this astute observation: The 2008 Democratic contest was a rush to the center, with both leading Democrats, Mrs. Clinton and Barack Obama, trying to show they were moderates at heart. The 2016 primary is a rush to the left. We are now not embarrassed to argue America should be more like Denmark. - WSJ Sadly...
  • New Deal with Stacked Deck

    09/22/2015 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A high school teacher who has worked in Oregon and Manhattan is determined to pass on his history of the Great Depression. By the end of Roosevelts first two terms in office, nonagricultural private-sector workers had the right to organize unions and the National Labor Relations Board was created to enforce that right, Adam Sanchez writes in the Fall 2015 issue of Rethinking Schools. The unemployed had access to a new, permanent system of unemployment insurance, and the elderly could rely on social security. Millions of people were put back to work through federal jobs programs. Sanchez, who teaches at...
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    A republic madam, if you can keep it. What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Heres a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the peoples active participation. This wasnt a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • Who's Responsible for the Moral Decline?

    06/03/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A recent Gallup poll, "Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time," shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where black and white has faded into varying shades of gray, we are better served going back to where it began because we didn't get where we are today overnight. America's moral decline began with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt [FDR]. Their arrogant defiance and blatant hostility toward the U.S. Constitution inspired them to lead an insurrection from the Oval Office, effectively convincing...
  • Shriveled grapes, shriveled liberty

    04/19/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4-19-15 | George Will
    In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the governments reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Hornes raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In an economic depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them. So Franklin Delano Roosevelts brains trust...
  • George Will: The Export-Import Bank's grip

    03/13/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NEWSOK ^ | 3-12-15 | George Will
    WASHINGTON Conservatives next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the governments tentacles off what should be societys private sphere. The bank, which exists to allocate credit by criteria other than the markets preference for efficiency, mirrors the market-distorting policies of foreign governments. These policies favor those countries exports that compete with Americas. Much of what the bank does is supposedly to level the playing field. When Fred P. Hochberg, the banks chairman and president, defends it, an old joke comes to mind:...
  • Reflections on the 82nd Anniversary of the New Deal

    03/02/2015 2:00:15 PM PST · by Publius · 17 replies
    A Publius Essay | 2 March 2015 | Publius
    Before the New DealThe essay Federalism: Yesterday and Today covers Federalism from the Founding period to the modern era, with some attention paid to the Progressive Movement. The Progressives thought that the solutions to Americas problems, which they believed originated with Big Business, would only be found in Big Government as a counterbalance. They believed that Big Government should nudge, or even coerce, Americans to live properly which meant to live as this university-educated elite saw fit. The earlier essay laid out their political and social agendas. The Constitution was an impediment to this agenda, and the Progressives needed...
  • People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name Of Democrats

    02/07/2015 8:15:06 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/07/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other party, remember that from its founding until the 1960s, people committed terrible deeds in the name of the Democratic Party. In our own party, slavery and Jim Crow all too often were justified in the Democratic platform. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, possibly the first grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, spoke at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. Most Klansmen were Democrats. The party refused to condemn the Klan as late as its 1924 convention, a gathering wags called the Klanbake. Woodrow Wilson, a...

    12/16/2014 9:40:15 AM PST · by Twotone · 1 replies
    The New Deal ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Laura Burton Capps
    Today at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, Governor Jack Markell, an honorary chair of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), announced the winners of the groups New Ideas Challenge. NewDEAL is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials working to expand opportunity in the changing economy.
  • Fixing a meme about FDR that liberals love

    10/19/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I like to "fix" liberal memes and then release them back into the wild :-)
  • 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 Americas Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelts New Deal didor did notdealt 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 backand doubled-downto 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 Madisons 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 threecan be good or bad depending on how much, how and for what used. That a little bit mightbe good does not mean that a lotmorewill 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 machinespermitting one to view images of the bones in one's feet. Health hazardswere 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 Disneys 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 Roosevelts administration, there were unmistakable indications that his New Deal would be moving in the statist direction. Frances Perkins, FDRs 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 Baruchs 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 presidents 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 ^ | 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 · 22 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 FDRs head of the National Recovery Administration, Hugh Johnson, was fond of handing out Italian fascist pamphlets to his colleagues. He didnt 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 Im 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 ^ | October 22, 2012 | John Rocker
    Unless youre a member of the lucky sperm club or have just been unusually fortunate youre entire life, you, like most of us, have experienced financial hardship and distress at some point. Some of this countrys greatest entrepreneurs have struggled mightily at different periods during their process to succeed. Walt Disney, one of the worlds 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 ^ | 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 Jeffersons 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 Gods help for the nation, he praised Roosevelt for openly appeal[ing] to the nations 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. Roosevelts 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 Roosevelts New Deal fail so miserably? The larger problem...
  • EDITORIAL: Obamas 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 Americas solvency. Mr. Obamas flimsy me, too smacks of desperation. The White House describes its latest plan as comprehensive and pro-growth but thats deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryans 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 shes dancing a jig. Pas gone to town, to see whats what About planting potatoes on the old meadow lot. Mas at the radio, hearing em tell How, under the New Deal, there aint no hell. Aunt Mamie is in Washington, drawing big pay Eating frankfurters, and pushing AAA. A lecturing folks, on the old Townsend racket. Grandpas gone out in his new leather jacket Says hell 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 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...
  • Obamas 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 FDRs 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...