Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

ACT NOW! SAVE YOUR LIBRARY!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

According to the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) website, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D) is poised to eliminate $200 million from the Public Library Fund over the next two years. The CML dives right in with the threat – if you allow them to be de-funded and refuse to act, they’ll be… closing branches, halting new […]

Progress Ohio’s Health Horror Hype

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Over at ProgressOhio.org, Bret Thompson cited Robert Pear’s New York Times story about a former female Archway Cookie employee from Ashland, OH as an example of “when access to affordable health care is at the whim of your employer”. The crisis is on display here. Starla D. Darling, 27, was pregnant when she learned that […]

Stupid to throw around “Socialist!”?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Today Jill Miller Zimon ranted about “throwing around” the terms “Socialist!” and “Communist!”. Her reasoning seemed to be that Bush also advances socialist policies, therefore it’s “stupid” to call a spade a spade. Since Jill included a definition of “stupid”, I was hoping she’d include a definition for socialism too so we can make a […]

Does America Want a Climate Action Mandate?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Dennis Spisak and Progress Ohio want you to think that a clear majority of Americans want a “Climate Action Mandate”.  People actually said they want a mandate?!?  Well, not really. According to a poll sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund (sponsor of the DDT genocide), Americans believe that we should address climate change now in a […]

Give? Take? What’s the Difference?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The Houston Chronicle today has the headline U.S. gives $40 billion to save AIG, gets ownership stake – shouldn’t that read “U.S. takes $40 billion to save AIG, gets ownership stake”? After all, the US can only “give” what it steals first. Technorati Tags: us,give,take,bailout,aig,steal,theft

NBC Propaganda: Bailout the Only Out

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Last night’s NBC Nightly News featured some odd unsubstantiated claims regarding the likely effects on the economy if a government bailout failed to prop up automakers.  Specifically I’m addressing comments made by CNBC’s Trish Reagan and Phil LeBeau, another CNBC reporter in this piece: Here’s Trish’s quote: "If one of them fails, the entire industry […]

Media Oblivious to Real Story of Found Cash

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

To give you an idea how much the Federal Reserve and Congress have inflated our currency through poor financial policy, let’s take a look at the latest sweeps hype parroting the AP:  a contractor who found $182,000 in Depression-era currency hidden in bathroom walls SOURCE: Money Found House’s Walls No Treasure Sounds like a lot […]

Paul Krugman wins Nobel Economics Prize

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Here’s a rundown of some commentary on the issue. I got a kick out of this article about Krugman’s commentary on energy markets back in 2001.  Here his understanding of the effects on Zoning on housing bubbles is applauded. Reason has a short piece on the story along with links to some of their favorite […]

Christian Concerns with the Libertarian Party?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

A friend of mine pointed out a post on a political forum, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to clarify a few points that the original author seemed to overlook: However, the core problem with libertarianism is that the philosophy refuses to acknowledge that our rights come God (like the Declaration of Independence states). […]

Studies: CO2 output must cease altogether – Washington Post- msnbc.com

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Everybody hold your breath.  Warmists conclude that a radical approach is the only way to force nature to our whims. This sort of thing is the pinnacle of arrogance.  First, it assumes that Earths climate at the moment is perfect.  Second, it assumes that humans (who never make mistakes) should devote endless resources to the […]

Cons of Bureaucratic Infrastructure Maintenance

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

From an article circulated amongst my family members: Oberstar said the discovery of the Ohio bridge problem and its similarity to what happened in Minneapolis should renew concerns about the nation’s bridges. He said it underscores the need for a bill he’s sponsored that would increase the number of bridge inspectors around the country, as […]

Are Antitrust Laws Designed to Protect the Consumer?

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Last week in it’s ruling on LEEGIN CREATIVE LEATHER PRODUCTS, INC. v. PSKS, INC., the US Supreme Court took the position that anti-trust laws are not designed to protect the consumer, but instead, manufacturers.  Here’s an excerpt: A single manufacturer?s use of vertical price restraints tends to eliminate intrabrand price competition; this in turn encourages retailers to […]