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Gas Lines v. Cancelled Insurance Policies

From Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Real Clear Markets, November 12, 2013, “Gas Lines and Cancelled Health Insurance Policies” The real story is that the Administration estimated that nearly 100 million Americans would lose their health insurance, and yet the president feigns surprise … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Nonsense, Dominick Armentano

Recently published in Washington Times, and currently at the Independent Institute, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, “Minimum Wage, Maximum Nonsense” Excerpts: …Question: What likely happens when we increase the price of beer, vacation rentals, books, newspapers or almost anything, while holding … Continue reading

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Tamny Admonition: Keep your class warrior hands off small business!

John Tamny article, Oct 6, 2013, “Sorry Class Warriors, Small Businesses Are Not The Backbone Of The U.S. Economy.” Key Points: Taking nothing away from small businesses, in most instances they’re merely an effect of the big businesses around which … Continue reading

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Tamny to GOP: Own it with Pride!

John Tamny in Real Clear Markets, October 1, 2013, “The GOP Should Aggressively Seek Credit For the Shutdown.” Highlights: …what’s the point of the Republican Party if it’s not regularly shutting down the federal government?  As the ‘responsible stewards of … Continue reading

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Obamacare

  Andrew Johnson, National Review Online, October 1, 2013, “100 Unintended Consequences of Obamacare.”    

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Links to Articles on Minimum Wage

Mark Skousen, Eagle Daily Investor, Sept. 26, 2013, “Minimum Wage Minimizes Job Growth”,  http://www.eagledailyinvestor.com/2013/09/26/minimum-wage-minimizes-job-growth Skousen links to a July 2013 study done by Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West of Texas A&M University, which concludes “that job growth declines significantly in … Continue reading

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Art Carden on Minimum Wage and McDonald’s Workers

From Art Carden in Forbes, July 30, 2013, “Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald’s Workers?”    

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Matt Ridley, More Wealth Taxes Are Coming?

From his New York Times article, July 20, 2013, “Wealth Taxes: A Future Battleground” Key points, Wealth has accumulated faster than income in recent decades While a review of ‘debt to GDP’ can reveal scary numbers, looking alternatively at ‘debt … Continue reading

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The Unions and Detroit–Not the Problem?

John Tamny’s piece in Forbes, July 21, 2013, entitled “The Unions Didn’t Bankrupt Detroit, But Great American Cars Did,” provides an interesting take on the issue, using Silicon Valley as a contrast. Tamny spends time recounting the damage done to … Continue reading

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John Tamny on Education–It’s Not About Knowledge!

From Forbes, June 9, 2013, “Online Education Will Be the Next ‘Bubble’ to Pop.” …college is not about learning much as we might wish it were. Online education would erase traditional schooling if learning were truly the purpose of attending … Continue reading

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