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Must Reads For The Week 3/4/17

March 4, 2017

The Craziest Regulations In The Obama Era, at freebeacon.com. The nanny state is in every aspect of our life.

The Most Ridiculous Occupational Licensing Laws, at generationopportunity.com. Why should you get permission from government to get involved in these professions. Shouldn’t politicians have a basic understanding of economics since their policy decisions interfere with our economic decision-making.

Florida’s Government Built A Train – And It Didn’t Go Well, by tho Bishop, at mises.org. Government decided to construct commuter rail connecting the largest towns around Orlando. You can guess the result. It’s losing money. It is so bad, “the cost of issuing and taking tickets is greater than the revenue from ticket sales“.

Trump Orders Agencies To Reduce Regulations, at news.wghb.org. Regulations interfere with free market activities as we can see from the articles above. We need to take the regulatory shackles off of producers.

NY Teamsters Pension Becomes First To Run Out Of Money, As Expert Warns Of ‘Pension Tsunami’ Is Coming, at zerohedge.com. Many of these Union pension funds have turned into Ponzi schemes like social security.

Trump To Propose 24 Percent In EPA Spending, by David Henry, at thehill.com. Cutting the size and scope of government is as simple as cutting their funding. Government agencies exist by leaching off the tax payers aka producers.

Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendys Unleashes 1000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs, at zerohedge.com. Who would have thought that increasing the cost of labor would lead to less of it being employed? Only those ignorant about economic principles.

Economic Reality Check: US Factory Jobs Are Not Coming Back, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Our manufacturing output is increasing as the number of people needed to produce this output is declining. This is a good thing. We are producing more output with less input.

25 Reasons Why Protectionism Is Taken Seriously When It’s Actually A Form Of Economic Suicide, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. 1st reason. “The false belief that trade is a zero-sum game (win-lose), when in fact it is a win-win”.

Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements, at zerohedge.com. These people couldn’t perform the minimum work requirements to receive food stamp. Obviously they didn’t need them in the first place, or they wouldn’t have made the decision refusing to comply with the work requirements.

Holder Foretells The Return Of Obama: “He’s Coming And He Is Ready To Roll”, at zerohedge.com. Please be like your predecessor George Bush. Just go away!

CARTOONS from theburningplatform.com.

 

 

Must Reads For The Week 2/25/17

February 25, 2017

Four Agencies To Abolish Along With The Department Of Education, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. The Department of Homeland Security, The EPA, The Department of the Interior, and The Department of Agriculture should be cut along with the Department of Education according to Ryan McMaken. I would also cut 10% from the budget of all the other agencies just for starters.

The “Washington Monument Syndrome” Strikes Again As Trump Imposes Hiring Free, by Tate Fegley, at mises.org. When Government budgets get cut, the first thing a Government Agency gets rid of is the most popular programs. Because nobody notices if you cut things that aren’t important ( shouldn’t have existed in the first place). Government agencies try to protect their fiefdom, at the expense of the tax payer (in dollars and regulations).

With Sales Depressed By Soda Tax, Philly Gorcers Look To Cut Jobs As Mayor Blames “Greedy” Soda Industry, by Eric Boehm, at reason.com. Who would have thought that raising the price would mean less demand? Less demand to the point of laying off workers?

Don’t Strangle AirBnb; Cut Its Competitors Some Slack, by A Barton Hinkle, at reason.com. The hotel industry should be lobbying the Government to get rid of cumbersome regulations on their industry instead of lobbying  government to pass more regulations in an attempt to crush their competition. The consumer looses when Government intervenes.

Move Over Greece, Italy’s Crisis Will Be Worse, at zerohedge.com. The world is changing. Governments in countries attempting to control every aspect of an individuals life are being tossed out by voters. That is what BREXIT was about.

South Australia Falls Victim To Green Hubris, by Jordan McGillis, at instituteforenergyresearch.org. Mandating the use of an intermittent supply of electricity like wind comes with a price. That price is rolling blackouts when electricity use surges past the point where intermittent wind can’t keep up with the increased demand.

Billions Gone: 2016 Olympic Venues In Brazil Are Now In Ruins, by Alice Salles, at mises.org. Why do politicians think that building the infrastructure to put on a three week one and done event, like the Olympics, would have any lasting economic effect? Hosting the Olympics is a waste of scarce resources that have alternative uses.

Obama Allows Wind Turbines to Legally Kill Eagles, at instituteforenergyresearch.org. Once again the left has a choice between two competing interests. In this case they must choose between  their beloved green energy and natures creatures. Obama has made a decision that increasing the amount of eagles killed by wind turbines by 4 times the previous number, is an acceptable trade off for his beloved green energy. But what would you expect from the oracle on green energy just before he left office. Obama’s ‘Science’ Article Long On Symbolism, Short On Substance, at instituteforenergyresearch.org.

Calexit – Beat The Crowd, at zerohedge.com. We’ve talked about California wanting to exit the U.S. But the real Calexit has and is already taking place. The real Calexit is the exit of individuals from California to states that have lower taxes and less regulation. No shock here. When you increase the cost of being a resident of California, you will have fewer residences.

RESPONDING TO FAKE NEWS

MSM Touts New Poll Showing Record Obamacare Support; Ignores 14 – Point Dem Over Sampling, at zerohedge.com. Here is an example of the MSM creating fake news from a fake poll.

White House Bars CNN, NYT, Others From Media Briefing, zerohedge.com. The MSM doesn’t know how to respond to Trump when he fights back, because past Republicans would have caved in at the first sign of media pressure. This should be the new template for how to deal with media bias. The media bullies don’t know what to do when they get their nose bloodied.

CARTOONS from theburningplatform.com. (more here)

 

Must Reads For The Week 7/2/16

July 2, 2016

THE BREAKDOWN OF THE RULE OF LAW

Why Did Bill Clinton & Loretta Lynch Meet Privately On Her Airplane On Phoenix Tarmac, at tammybruce.com. Loretta Lynch said she didn’t discuss Hillary’s  E-Mail case with Bill. Of course it can’t be considered a discussion when Bill did all the talking and Loretta just listened. He told her about the unpleasant things that might happen to her if she indited Hilary.

Bill Clinton Appointed Loretta Lynch to the US Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York in 1999, at justice.gov. If it wasn’t for Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch wouldn’t have had the same career path. I’m sure Bill reminded her about this when they met on the tarmac in Phoenix. Politics is rife with incestuous political relationships.

Hillary Clinton Nets Big Bucks From Justice Dept. Employees During Server Investigation, at washingtomes.com. The justice Department is becoming more and more politicized. I thought Justice was supposed to wear a blindfold.

Clinton’s Official State Department Calendar Missing Scores Of Names And Events, at theblaze.com. The AP has been seeking Clinton’s calendar and schedules from the State Department since August 2013. She wanted her meetings with possible donors hidden because of what it looked like. Mrs. Clinton, what do the 4 articles above make you look like?

Troubled Ex-UN Official Dies After Barbell Falls On Neck, at nypost.com. Do you think Bill told Loretta that something like this might happen to her or a member of her family if she didn’t play ball?

The breakdown of the rule of law starts when government politicians and bureaucrats aren’t made to follow the same rules we have to follow. That’s when the people push back.

THE REST

The Left’s Anti-Gun MADNESS In One Cartoon, at thefederalistpapers.org.

liberal gun control madness

Concealed Carrier Stops A Nightclub Shooting, And The Media Ignored It, at dailycaller.com. No shock here. They push their agenda with the stories they don’t cover as much as the ones they do cover.

Al Qaeda Urges Lone Wolf Terrorists To Target White Americans, Cites A Specific Reason, at theblaze,com. When minorities are targeted the US government will call it a hate crime instead of blaming it on Islamic terrorism. That takes away from the impact of the acts.

Alito: Value Religious Freedom? You Should Be Worried, dailysignal.com. From the article: “The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign: for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said.”

Where Ya From?” Now An Act Of Microaggression, at wnd.com. Microaggression is another way of saying to young people, you have a right to be a capital P woosy.

15 EU Laws We Will Miss In Post-Brexit Britain, at independent.co.uk. Check out some of these edicts from the EU.

High Profile Socialist French Economist Quits As Advisor To UK’s Labour Party, at economicpolicyjournal.com. When I talked this week  about the UK getting rid of the central planning socialists in their Parliament, I wasn’t name calling, I was serious. If a socialist economist is advising the Labour party, there must be socialists in the labor party!

Top Chinese Official Responds To Trumps Charges That China Manipulates Its Currency, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Does Mr. Trump realize the Fed has manipulated the US dollar to the tune of printing over 4 trillion counterfeit dollars in the last 8 year?

An Economy Is Not A Business, at cafehayek.com. As we’ve stated many times before: Just because you are successful in business doesn’t mean you know a thing about how economics works.  Excerpt from the article: “Trump, like many a business person, judges an economy as he judges his business: he asks ‘By how much are our production and sales expanding relative to our purchases?’  This question is the wrong one to ask about an economy, whose performance should be judged only by how much ordinary people’s ability to consume improves over time (rather than by how much the economy’s sales grow relative to its purchases).  So when Trump sees Americans buy imports, he sees money flow out of what he mistakenly imagines to be America, Inc.  Thinking of the American economy as being one gargantuan business, Trump mistakenly sees imports as costs that drain this ‘business’ of resources rather than as goods and services made possible because the economy is successfully fulfilling its ultimate purpose – namely, to improve people’s standard of living by giving them ever-greater access to goods and services for consumption.”

CARTOONS:  from theburningplatform.com.

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