Category Archives: Current Issues

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

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What Would Happen If CEOs Slashed Their Salaries To Zero?

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

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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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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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