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Rand Paul Stands Against Increasing the Debt Ceiling

rand paul cspan 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 [...] Continue reading →

Global Warming -- Reducing it Carries a Big Price Tag

globalwarming_main_198896 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 A Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November.  The revolt was triggered Read more [...] Continue reading →

Canadian Election Results in Liberal Leadership

images-2 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 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 [...] Continue reading →

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

College_graduate_students 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 [...] Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders and the Truth about Socialism in Denmark

bernie sanders 3 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 [...] Continue reading →

Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

PopeFrancisWarming 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 [...] Continue reading →

Free Market Group Calls Trump an Economic Liberal

trump plaza 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 [...] Continue reading →

Capitalism Destroys Poverty; It Is Righteous, not Sinful

Pope Francis 1 Capitalism destroys poverty but people who fight against capitalism destroy the poor. Pope Francis has made it clear that he will use his office to promote Leftist weather scams and prefers input from pagan pantheists to skeptical climate scientists. It is quite obvious this Christian leader hates cultures of freedom, trade, entrepreneurship, and private charity. He prefers societies dominated by corrupt and totalitarian governments. He is an ambassador for turning the few islands of prosperity Read more [...] Continue reading →

Fast Food Business Owners and Employees Are in a Mutual Relationship

chickfilacombo A recent Chick-fil-A decision demonstrates that business owners are not opposed to their employees. The basic stance in the media and in politics has been that fast food business owners are the enemies and exploiters of their employees. Just like telling one lie demands a person make up other lies, so this myth creates others. If fast food business owners are exploiting their workers, this means that a free society is a place where mutually agreed upon payments are detrimental to one class of Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Coming Solar Panel Bailout

solar panels Why a solar panel bailout? Because a solar panel bubble will cause a solar panel bust. Directly funding private corporations isn’t always possible in the United States. It looks like you are taxing the poor to build up the rich. That is because, when you give corporate welfare, you are taxing the poor to build up the rich. So what do you do? You come up with a relatively cheap way to “stimulate” the industry and then, when the inevitable collapse takes place, you portray the situation Read more [...] Continue reading →

The First Victim of a Chinese Currency War: the Chinese People

flagmadeinchina The news is reporting on a Chinese currency war as if the key to economic prosperity is found in debasing the currency. The Chinese people need stuff so they have to buy stuff. In order to do this as efficiently as possible, they need to use money when they buy stuff. Unhappily, rather than use a real commodity for money, the government banking system has commandeered the social institution of money and replaced the commodities with paper symbols (or computer figures). So now China has begun Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Reason Politicians Hate Uber: Bernie Sanders Explains

uber_logo Bernie Sanders articulates what every politician feels about ridesharing operations: they are free and therefore wrong. Remember when we were told that the terrorists from the Middle East hate us for our freedoms? It was half true. There are people who hate us for our freedoms. But they are from the United States. They are politicians. Bernie Sanders was recently interviewed at He mentioned Uber, the rideshare company. Asked about his proposal to phase out the “tip credit,” Read more [...] Continue reading →