Walmart Should Stop Trying to Placate Living Wage Leftists

Otherwise, they are committing suicide. It is impossible to placate the Left. You only encourage them. I recently posted about Walmart closing hundreds of stores and raised the possibility that this was the result of Walmart’s wage increase. Now Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge weighs in on the issue, telling Walmart that they should “never listen to the left.” Back when Walmart raised the wage Mark Horne raised the possibility that the retail giant was hoping to stop criticism. For Durden, there Read more […]

Chris Christie and the Takeover of Atlantic City

Here’s a campaign video claiming that Chris Christie is at least partly responsible for New Jersey’s alleged economic revival: I’m sure Chris Christie did some good things. As someone who was ambitious for higher office, he would be motivated to provide a legacy in New Jersey. Nevertheless, his record is mixed. Bloomberg reports, After almost five years of piecemeal efforts to fix Atlantic City, New Jersey’s distressed seaside resort faces more drastic measures: the end of its casino Read more […]

“Insurance” for Pregnant Women in New York Now Available Throughout Pregnancy

According to USA Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law last week that will allow pregnant women to enroll in an insurance plan at any point in their pregnancy.  State lawmakers approved the legislation in June. So, what’s the big deal?  The big deal is that this legislation is forcing insurance carriers to accept something that is more than a risk in granting coverage to pregnant women at any time during their pregnancies.  Claims will be a sure thing from women who are already Read more […]

Scenes from the College Bubble

This video is rude in places (it beeps or blurs out the worst stuff), but it is spot on. The most eye-opening part of the video to me were the bowling alleys, Jacuzzis, and other luxury items that were on display from real college campuses. The extravagant pools really looked like something from a theme park. Since I wrote about the college bubble yesterday, I should mention that this is further proof of it. Remember the housing bubble that crashed in 2007: That didn’t just mean that Read more […]

Loans Don’t Help Students; They Make College More Expensive

Whenever there is an economic transaction, two parties have to come to an agreement. The buyer must offer enough money to get the seller to produce and supply the good or service. The seller must be willing to accept an amount of money that the seller is willing to pay. It is often thought that sellers of “valuable” goods can demand any price they want, but that isn’t always true. Food and water are of the utmost importance to human beings. They need both to live. Yet food and drink are relatively Read more […]

Rand Paul Stands Against Increasing the Debt Ceiling

For six years we Republicans have griped about what Obama has done to the national debt, so why are we helping him borrow more? The truth is the sequester was barely a reduction of spending. What we needed and still need at the very least is a spending freeze. We should be talking about reducing the budget, eventually. But a spending freeze would at least be a step in the right direction. Where are the fiscal conservatives who were elected by the Tea Party Republicans?  Where is Ted Cruz on Read more […]

Global Warming — Reducing it Carries a Big Price Tag

The fight to reduce global warming is on the agendas of all the major countries in the world, and doing so carries a big price tag.  As the larger developed countries joined in discussions on this topic with developing nations, no arrangements were made regarding how the expense would be covered. Shikha Delmia wrote about the situation in TheWeek.com: A Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November.  The revolt was triggered Read more […]

Canadian Election Results in Liberal Leadership

The BBC.COM reports that the liberal party in Canada has swept the elections.  The most notable win, of course, is the election of liberal candidate Justin Trudeau as the country’s new prime minister. According to bbc.com: Canada’s Liberal Party has decisively won a general election, ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule. The centrist Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, started the campaign in third place but in a stunning turnaround now command a majority. Mr Trudeau, the 43-year-old son Read more […]

Too Much for Too Little–Reconsidering the Financial Benefit of a College Education

I have four children–three teenagers and one near-teen.  Trust me, the conversations about college in our house are almost never-ending.  College is something we always thought they would do, but we also always knew that our financial contribution to the bill would be minimal, if any.  At the risk of sounding like I am much older than I am, I will start my next thought with, “When I went to college, things were different.”  In the 80s, Reagan was in the White House.  The economy was growing, Read more […]

Bernie Sanders and the Truth about Socialism in Denmark

The Democratic Presidential Debate was the setting for an exchange between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that made them both appear like they don’t have their facts straight.  According to The National Review, Hillary lectured Mr. Sanders that the United States is not Denmark, and Sanders went on to enthusiastically endorse Denmark as an economic model for the US. So, why was this exchange so wrong?  Apparently Mr. Sanders hasn’t kept up on what is happening in Denmark.  The once socialist Read more […]

Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

I tried to like this pope when he was selected. I think most of the world wanted to love or at least respect him. But his American tour has shown beyond any doubt that instead of a man of God, he is a man of the Left. And while he uses the poor continually as a prop in his speeches, a la “do this because the poor are suffering,” he is pushing the same tired leftist rhetoric about economic equality, social justice and environmental welfare that you can get from your run-of-the-mill Marxist college Read more […]

Free Market Group Calls Trump an Economic Liberal

The Club for Growth, a known free market group, has produced ads attacking Donald Trump’s economic views. I’ve always seen Donald Trump as a big government/big business corruptocrat. So I’m not surprised that the Club for Growth, as a free market group that advocates capitalism, has decided to target him. According to the Washington Times, The political arm of the Club for Growth launched a new ad campaign Tuesday that takes aim at Donald Trump as part of an escalating feud between the Read more […]