Must Reads For The Week 4/19/14

The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Shortest US Graduation Speech Ever? Nobel Economist Thomas Sargent”s List of 12 valuable Economic Lessons, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. All graduates should know these.

Kshama Sawant On Why It’s Time For Socialism In Seattle, by Rachel Soloman, at kuow.org. At least Dshama Sawant admits she’s a socialist unlike most Democratic politicians and a lot of Republican politicians. She ran for office on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, taxing the wealthy, and rent control. These policies lead to fewer low wage workers being hired, less wealth producing activities, and an artificial shortage of rental units. Socialism doesn’t trump supply and demand. I bet you can’t get through 4 minutes of this nonsensical drivel.

Why Some Doctors Are Bypassing And Going Cash-Only, by Susan Abram, at dailynews.com. Quote from the article, “I’ve encouraged those who want to do it,” she said. “I’ve offered to help them. Most of them feel trapped by the system. It’s really quite sad. They are not happy doctors. I encourage them to get the government out of the room…..“I had to do this to be able to do my job,” said Dr. Marcy Zwelling who has been an internist since 1987. “I get to practice the way I think I can practice best. It’s capitalism at its best.” I saw this at aei-ideas.org.

Time Lapse of the Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon, April 15, 2014

The Educational Wit And Wisdom Of George Carlin On “Saving The Planet”, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. This is really good.

Social Security Stops Trying To Collect On Old Tax Payer Debts, at economicpolicyjournal.com. We can push back against government overreach.

Jesus Lived In A Police State, by John W. Whitehead, at rutherford.org. Excerpt from the article, “Unfortunately, the radical Jesus, the political dissident who took aim at injustice and oppression and was nailed to a cross as a warning to others, has been largely forgotten today, replaced by a congenial, smiling Jesus trotted out for religious holidays but otherwise rendered mute when it comes to matters of war, power and politics.”

 

 

 

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