Posted tagged ‘Shrinking Middle Class’

Must Reads For The Week 1/10/15

January 10, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

7 Things The Middle Class Can No Longer Afford, by Elizabeth Allen, at thefederalistpapers.org. This partial list shows the gradual decline in the standard of living for the feudal serfs, although our feudal lords (people in Government, crony capitalists, and wall street banks) are doing quite well thank you.

For The First Time Since Gallop Started Polling, People Say The ‘Biggest Problem’ In America Is ‘The Government‘, at targetliberty.com. We’re starting to crack the bolder about the myth of benevolent Government. Keep swinging the sledge-hammer.

Harvard Professors Are In An Uproar The Healthcare Advice They Gave Us Is Being Applied To Them, at economicpolicyjournal.com. “What! We have to abide by the rules the serfs have to follow! I thought we were a part of the ruling aristocracy!”

Minimum Wage Hike Forces Nonprofit Restaurant To Close, by Michael Saltsman, at economicpolicyjournal.com. I bet the Republican legislators are patting themselves on the back for how charitable they were to minimum wage workers when they raised the minimum wage. I have a math question for them, what’s zero times any number?

The Future Is Changing: South African Man 3D Prints A Working Lawn Mower, at economicpolicyjournal.com. We will not recognize the change that’s coming because we will be living inside the change. It will be incremental and therefore barely recognizable. You don’t notice how you’ve aged if all you do is look in the mirror everyday. But if you look at a picture of yourself from 20 years ago the change is obvious.

2015 Could Finally Be The Year We Can Cut The Cord, by Bryan M. Wolfe, at appadvice.com. Another example of how things are changing. Cable and satellite TV are losing market share because of the advance of technology.

Uber Is Going To Eat Your Children: The Top Tech Trends Of 2015, Kevin Maney, at newsweek.com. The Uber model is being tried in other industries. GlamSquad, BloomThat, and GreenPal are examples.

Towns Close Sledding Hills Because Of Liability Fears, at nydailynews.com. I guess all of us must be held responsible for the actions of particular individuals. This is what happened in the TARP bailout of 2008. Wall street was bailed out of their irresponsible actions by the tax payers.

Acceptance Rates At US Medical  Schools Reveals Discrimination Against Asians And Whites, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Acceptance standards for medical school applicants are being lowered. When you lower standards, you get lower quality. As Thomas Sowell says, “Lowering standards for those unable to meet them only endangers the very benefits those standards produce. Standards do not exist for no reason.”

Sharyl Attkisson Sues Administration Over Computer Hacking, by Howard Kurtz, at foxnews.com. Sharyl Attkisson is a journalist who isn’t going to be intimidated by Government officials. This push back against Government encroachments on our freedoms is hopefully gaining momentum.

The Most Powerful Image About “Radical Muslims” And “Radical Christians“, by Steve Straub, at thefedralistpapers.org. The contrast between the two is 180 degrees apart.

Cartoonists React To Charlie Hebdo Massacre With Ink And Pen: by Steve Straub, at thefederalistpapers.org. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Here are a few examples.

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Must Reads For The Week 9/28/13

September 28, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Bob Shiller Warns “I Am Worried About Bubbles” In Housing, at zerohedge.com. A little late to the party. Read a previous post about this written in May,  A Housing Recovery, Or Just Another Bubble.

Students Faces Possible Year-Long Suspension From School For Playing With Toy Guns At Home, at benswann.com. When will we stand up and say enough of this insanity. They anti gun nuts are trying brainwash a whole generation of school age kids into thinking guns, even toy guns are evil, and that anyone who has a gun as an outcast.

Maryland Parent Arrested For Challenging Common Core, at benswann.com. How dare the peasants question the ruling aristocracy. As Government intervention grows, it needs more force to quell dissent, and intimidate dissenters.

Republicans Now Leading The Push To Tax The Internet, at tammybruce.com. When you look at their track record, do you really believe big Government establishment Republicans want to repeal Obamacare?

Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Starting All Over The World, at zerohedge.com. The countries retirement savings is a huge pile of money that is being eyeballed by Government.

Obama Administration Committing $320 Million to aid Bankrupt Detroit, by Erika Johnsen, at hotair.com. This is a too big to fail city. Do you want to bet that California will be a too big to fail state?

The Late, Great Middle Class, by Victor Davis Hanson, at victorhanson.com, The number of people who receive transfer payments from the Government, whether administrators of the redistribution state of those who receive the payments, is growing , while the number of people funding the administrative state is shrinking.