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Must Reads For The Week 12/23/17

December 23, 2017

States Partner to Sue Massachusetts, California Over Costly Livestock Bans, at Should States have the right to ban the sale of veal, eggs and pork that comes from animals confined to small cages? The real question is; should each individual consumer be allowed to keep his right to make this decision for himself? Or shall the force of the State take this decision away from him?

American, United, And Delta Airlines Should Compete Instead Of Crying To Uncle Sam For Help, at carpediemblog. As we have said many times, When businesses are just starting they love competition. But when these same businesses gain a sizable share of a market, they now use their energy to keep new competitors out of the market. The only entity with the power to keep competitors out, is the Federal Government. So big corporations lobby individuals in government to pass laws making it harder for startups to enter the market. This is crony capitalism. It is not free market capitalism.

Whirlpool Has Washington In A Spin Cycle, by George Will, at Another example of crony capitalists lobbying government to take out their competition. In this case American companies like Whirlpool want to keep out competition from abroad by getting Government to impose “tariff-rate-quotas”. Of course the consumer suffers the consequences of these government policies through higher priced goods.

‘Equal Pay Day’ This Year Was April 4th – The Next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ Will Be On May 30th, 2028, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemb.og. Men work in more dangerous occupations than women. Men had 4,803 occupational deaths in 2016. Women had 387 occupational deaths in 2016. Is that fair? Of course it is. Because men work in more dangerous professions than women. It is also fair that men make more money over all because they choose to work in higher paying professions than the professions in which women choose to work.

Consumers Are Smarter Than Bureaucrats, by Lee Friday, at Government agencies have consumers best interest as their top priority….. Yeah, right!!!! Canada’s ‘Competition Bureau’ is suing Hudson Bay Company because of deceptive price practices for the last four years. This is an example of a law suit looking for a victim. Why do I say that? Because as the article says, “The regular prices of the sleep sets were so inflated above what the market would bear that sales at the regular prices were virtually non-existent…” How could have this ever gone to court? No business can get away with ‘price gouging’. Why?  Because as prices rise, less will be sold. And in this case nothing was being sold.

Have We Reached NFL, by Charles Hugh Smith, at It is not just because of the politicization of NFL that people aren’t watching the NFL.


DOJ Opens Probe Into Bundy Prosecutors Who Hid Evidence, at The break down of the rule of law starts with Government. This is another example of law breaking by our government betters. If these abuses of power keep happening, the credibility of law enforcement will continue to crumble. Shining light on corruption is the only way to get our out of control government agencies under control. In the long run this is a good thing.

FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond what Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated, at Another example of the break down of the rule of law. The FBI fixed the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email investigation. Individuals in higher level positions of every government agency are political. They are not unbiased public servants. Their bias is toward protecting the status quo of big government. Which means their incentivized to “finesse” the law to help their own people on the one hand, and bring down the people who want to shrink the size and scope of government on the other.

Congress To Investigate Obama Efforts To Thwart a DEA Investigation Of Hezbollah Drug Trafficking, at Do establishment insiders not understand why we are loosing trust in government institutions. Politics is why the plug was pulled on this investigation. Political incentives are more powerful than doing what is right.

Nikki Haley vs. Hillary Clinton

Lets compare our last two Secretaries of State.

Nikki Haley flips the bird to the UN in this speech before they voted on condemning the U.S.  decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, stating that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.

Hillary Clinton condemns anti-Islam video. The date of this speech is September 13, 2012. Do you remember what happened on September 11, 2012?