Politics & Government

Gratuitous use of the military for profit is hypocrisy

The classic herd mentality of Madison Avenue and its follow-the-leader approach to advertising has hit a new low with its gratuitous use of service men and women. One hopes the bottom has been hit with a television ad that depicted a wounded serviceman, with a prosthetic leg from the knee down, at an animal rescue shelter with his girlfriend picking ...

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Jobs Guarantee is just too good to be true (and it’s not…)

I will try to arrest my cynicism and give this jobs guarantee a fair shake. But it is hard. One can understand a grocery store giving you a guarantee that your milk will be fresh for a week or so. That is good. However, when the government gets mixed up in the business cycle, deleterious events are likely to unfold. ...

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Left Usurps Modern Monetary Theory for Socialist Agenda

Everyone from politicians and economists to ill-informed college students are discussing the merits of what is referred to as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). While the theory is nothing new, it has been adopted by those that are very new, the socialists among us. I don’t know about you, but I immediately get hot flashes when I see the likes of ...

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The Economic Irony of Medicare for All

The three-fold message that Fidel Castro enunciated in January of 1959 when his rebels took control of Cuba, included one-part healthcare. The remainder was to eradicate poverty and educate the masses. Sound familiar? Yet within three years, he had declared conclusively, “I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be until the last day of my life.” Within four, he was harboring Soviet ...

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ECB Follows China’s Lead Creates New Stimulus

In a surprise move, the European Central Bank announced a new stimulus package at its policy meeting on Thursday. The ECB announced no changes to the rates and it signaled that it will hold interest rates where they are for the rest of 2019. This is almost a complete reversal from what the bank’s stated policy was just three months ...

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Universities Teach Political Bias

The Young America’s Foundation has published its 2018-2019 Comedy & Tragedy Report, and it is shocking. Colleges and universities in the United States are teaching classes based on liberal and socialistic dogma that flies in the face of the free exchange of diverse viewpoints that is the hallmark of our nation’s way of life. Or, at least, it used to ...

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Has President Trump Cried Wolf One Too Many Times?

It is clear that President Trump pays a great deal of attention to the stock market. He has made numerous comments about the market over the last few years, and usually it is regarding how well it is doing. Personally, I like the fact that he is aware of what is going on in the market, being that I am ...

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Isn’t Anyone Worried About the Federal Debt Anymore?

I have expressed in previous articles that I consider myself to be politically agnostic. I don’t believe either Democrats or Republicans have my best interest in mind. I have felt this way for a number of years now and the current political environment isn’t doing anything to change my mind. One of the issues I have with the parties is ...

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Income Inequality is what made America Great

Don’t take my word for it. Just ask anyone who has come to America from a socialist country. The irony of income inequality is lost on those who propose the likes of the “Green New Deal.” I will not name names, because you already know the usual suspects. I will group them together for purposes of this story and simply ...

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Chinese Central Bank tries to Alleviate Major Credit Problems

In an innocuous release from the Chinese Central Bank several days ago, it is apparent that the mounting credit crisis is getting the attention of the Chinese government. The Peoples’ Bank of China (PBOC) is attempting to tweak its monetary strategy regarding the management of its reserve requirements. Facing the pressure of a slowdown in the Chinese economy and dissatisfaction ...

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