Author Archives: corriefoos

Walmart and Food Safety

A recent missive to a friend–  I want to draw your attention to a small segment of a recent podcast on EconTalk, dealing with WalMart.  You have been critical of Walmart in the past, for not paying workers well enough … Continue reading

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Tamny: Middle Class Tax Cuts Will Not Help the Middle Class

In Tamny’s March 3rd piece in Real Clear Markets, he takes issue with Hudson Institute fellow Jeffrey Anderson and his belief in middle class tax relief as the source of better economic times. Key Tamny points, all government spending is … Continue reading

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Let Jordan Speith Keep His Money!

Tamny in RealClearMarkets, Key points: If wealth redistribution is truly the goal, then the ideal scenario would be one in which Spieth holds on to as much of his Masters paycheck as possible. Assuming what seems observably untrue, that Spieth … Continue reading

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‘The Wrecking Crew’ and Lessons about Economics

Love this article on economic lessons from the music industry of the 50s and 60s.  As illustrated in Tamny’s book, Popular Economics, far from a dismal science, the lessons of economics surround us. http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2015/04/19/the-economic-story-behind-the-wrecking-crew-beach-boys-and-beatles/        

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Government Is A Lousy Investor

John Tamny makes the point in his Forbes article, Oct 29, 2014, that even the savviest investors in the world would become blithering idiots when it comes their investments if they were in Government service, whether as politicians or bureaucrats. … Continue reading

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Democracy is the Worst Form of Government…

One of the most famous quotes on democracy is attributed to Winston Churchill: Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” (from a House of Commons speech … Continue reading

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Piketty

Jonah Goldberg, Commentary Magazine, July 1, 2014 Edition, entitled “Mr. Piketty’s Big Book of Marxiness.”  

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The Law, by Frederic Bastiat

“The Law” a classic libertarian statement is provided courtesy of FEE (Foundation for Economic Education).  

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What Would Happen If CEOs Slashed Their Salaries To Zero?

Dan Fastenberg, August 15, 2013, aol.com blogsite, This article links to the website of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) providing more detail of the study.

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GDP

from Café Hayek, November 25, 2013, Don Boudreaux letter to the New Yorker… James Surowiecki correctly argues that GDP – a statistic based on the premise that “the more stuff we’re producing for sale, the better off we are” – underestimates today’s … Continue reading

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