Must Reads For The Week 9/26/15

Will Feminists And Gender Activists Demand Perfect Gender Equity When It Comes To Workplace Fatalities? by Mark J. Perry, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Aside from what is said in the title, my observation about the list of professions that have the most fatalities was this; police and fire fighters are not in the top ten. There are many people who risk their lives serving mankind by producing goods and services that others want.

Most Popular Names Fro Babies Last Year, at huffingtonpost.com. HT Mark J. Perry at carpe diem blog. The chart shows the top girls and boys name for each state. Emma, Olivia, and Sophia are tops for girls, and Liam, William, and Noah are tops for boys.

The 2015 Economic Freedom Index: U.S. Ranking Falls, by Ryan McMaken at mises.org. Because of the rise in the power of our Federal Government, no one should be surprised at the U.S. dropping in these rankings. We were number 2 in the Freedom Index in 2000, this year we are number 16 in the freedom index.

Spitznagel: If Only The Fed Would Get Out Of The Way, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Here is an excerpt from the article. “The master fallacy underlying so much economic commentary is to imagine that a handful of experts in Washington should be setting the price of borrowing money. Instead, the Fed should set markets free.

What Is Going On With Caterpillar Sales? at zerohedge.com. In a growing economy Caterpillar sales would be increasing, wouldn’t they?

Government Can’t Even Give Stuff Away Properly, by Gary Galles, at mises.org. When government tried to increase home ownership, we got the housing boom and bust. Government made young people debt serfs when it attempted to make college available to more people. How do you think Obamacare is going to turn out?

The FOMC Star Chamber, by Jeff Diest, at mises.org. If we know that price-fixing doesn’t work, why does the Fed think they can set interest rates.

The New Shackle Of Freedom: Clinging to Healthcare Insurance, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. Here is an excerpt from the article: “Healthcare insurance is the new shackle of serfdom: Americans are forced to cling to whatever coverage they have, lest they loose coverage and risk bankruptcy.”

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