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Minimum Wage Vote Proves Ignorance Still a Majority

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The November 4 elections included a minimum wage vote in four states. In all four states the measure to raise the minimum wage passed. Josh Barro writes at the New York Times website, The wage increase won its biggest margin

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Hillary Clinton on Jobs: Governments Make Them

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According to Hillary Clinton, businesses do not create jobs. I know Clinton is a Leftist (or a power-hungry climber who finds support in Leftist rhetoric), but I still can’t believe she said it: “Don’t let anybody tell you, you know,

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New Fuel Prices Show Gov Doesn’t Know Future

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Recent fuel prices are spoiling the government’s plans for getting us all into alternative energy and other technologies they have been pushing on us. In every case, the government’s apologists and spokespersons claim, in the most condescending and pretentious manner

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Do Lower Energy Prices Have a Downside?

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Technically the answer to that question is yes. Lower energy prices have a downside for people who make more money from higher energy prices. Just like tailors suffered when the sewing machine was invented, or harvesters lost their income when

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Our Economic Masters Are Afraid of Low Prices!

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Our elites profit as long as we are kept from enjoying low prices! The economic house of cards continues to wobble. A collapse is inevitable. Evan Ambrose-Pritchard writes in the Telegraph: “Dam breaks in Europe as deflation fears wash over ECB

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Banksters Demand No Accountability

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Two Banksters quit because they don’t want to be subject to justice. I think we should propose these same rules in the United States, and see how many shifty financial rats jump off the banking ship. This proves criminals are

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The Attack on Ridesharing Doesn’t Go Anywhere

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Why the attack on ridesharing? Taxi Cab companies are corrupt monopolies that benefit a few in city government and a few who can pay off the city government and are putting transportation out of reach of the poor. So they

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White Privilege in Action? Social Services Lets Woman Who Did Nothing Wrong Keep Her Child

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I really don’t like most discussions of white privilege because most of it seems aimed at making people feel guilty about factors beyond their control that they shouldn’t waste time feeling guilty about. This is done to serve agendas that

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Gambling Prohibition, Monopolies, and the “Trump” Bankruptcies: A Lesson for Conservatives

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In case I get accused of libertarianism (again!), since I am writing criticisms of gambling prohibition, let me just say that I am not one. I am a Christian who thinks the Bible is the authoritative word of God that

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Inflation is Bad for Us!

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I still vacillate between believing people like this really are tragically blinded to reality by an abysmal education and ideology, and the thought that some in this Administration actually do want to destroy America and her place in this world. The

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The Economic Fallacy Behind Making Netflix Pay

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Internet providers are intent on making Netflix pay in order to send their content. This is part of the ongoing debate on “net neutrality.” I don’t have a fixed opinion on net neutrality, but it seems that the arguments against

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Should Threats to Rare Languages Worry Us?

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An eye-catching headline at Newser.com about rare languages leads to this story in Science Magazine: “Languages are being wiped out by economic growth.” The world’s roughly 7000 known languages are disappearing faster than species, with a different tongue dying approximately

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