Cartoon Economic Policy →
What can Care Bears, Wile E. Coyote, and South Park’s underwear gnomes teach us about economic policy? Quite a bit, actually.
Evil Insurance Companies? →
It’s the myth of the moment: there’s no competition in health insurance!
Show me your papers. →
Sean Penn, Chavista →
Shocker: Stimulus Money Awarded to Democratic... →
Young adult premiums will increase 17% under... →
Or, to put it in simpler terms, they’re getting f***ed by the same people who pushed the “F*** the Vote” campaign and the Democrats. Had the younger voters taken the time to learn something about risk pools, insurance, and the experience of Massachusetts and Maine using the same kind of mandates, they’d have told Rock the Vote to f*** off. They still have the opportunity to deliver...
Hypocrisy on Dissent →
That Didn't Take Long →
Politically motivated promises to stand firm for someone’s inalienable right to their favorite taxpayer-funded benefits don’t mean much when you’re flat out of money.
The Disappearing Blood Stain →
How New Orleans prosecutors nearly killed a man by withholding evidence…
Henry Waxman's War on Accounting →
Accounting basics: when a company experiences what accountants call “a material adverse impact” on its expected future earnings, and those changes affect an item that is already on the balance sheet, the company is required to record the negative impact—“to take the charge against earnings”—as soon as it knows that the change is reasonably likely to occur....
If the government has the right to judge the extent of its own powers, it will...– Thomas E. Woods
What about Financial Reform? →
Only one kind of “regulation” will work in finance: the freedom of financial institutions to invest [in order to] make profits. However, should they incur losses, they must face the consequences on their own and not have taxpayers cover their losses.
The Real Cost of Government Schools →
L.A. Unified’s Stated Per Pupil Spending = $10,053. L.A. Unified’s Actual Per Pupil Spending = $25,208. Where would you send your child with even half of that $25k?
The Green and Tyrannical Isle →
Basically, take all of America’s worst faults, ramp them up by about 50 percent, and you have the UK, where all the worst freedom-destroying tactics, laws, and abuses are tried out before export to the United States.
The Right to Work →
Competition is better than government at protecting consumers from shoddy work.
Let him who would move the world, first move himself.– Socrates
Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate…...– Andrew Mellon
[S]pending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but a...– Thomas Jefferson
The Rich Can't Pay for ObamaCare →
The president intends to squeeze an extra $1.2 trillion over 10 years from a tiny sliver of taxpayers who already pay more than half of all individual taxes. It won’t work.
Deathbed of Keynesian Economics Will Be in U.K. →
Cell Phones and Ingratitude →
The Number of Congressional Staff Is the Real... →
Produce more meat! Eat more veggies! →
Congress is now considering the “Healthy School Meals Act,” which would give schools extra money for serving kids more fruits and veggies. Politicians in Washington think they know better than individual schools what food should be served. But bloated government breeds many contractions: These are the same politicians who set our farm policy, which gives massive subsidies to meat...
Hollow recovery →
So far, the recovery has been not only “jobless,” but hollow - like a piñata with no candy inside.
"Change" is Not New →
Genuine science is the opposite of dogmatism, but that does not keep dogmatists from invoking the name of science in order to shut off debate.
Paying For Health Care the Hard Way →
(Almost) Free at Last! →
The Tax Foundation calculates that Tax Freedom Day for the typical American in 2010 is April 9th…
The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to...– Ludwig von Mises
Green Movement, Incompetence, Proving Very... →
'Dangerous' Rand Paul →
"Even bankruptcy may not be enough to break the... →
Firearms Deaths Fall As Gun Restrictions Ease →
ObamaCare and Unions →
Don’t Do Unto Me as I Do Unto You →
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) is upset that a handful of protestors peacefully demonstrated, against his vote for Obamacare, outside of his home.
Just Give Us The Earmark Data →
Sign the petition.
Arrow on Collective Rationality →
Social good, as in the determination of a just income distribution, is an abstraction of some kind from the individual values of the members of the society. But this abstraction can only be based on interpersonally observed behavior, as in market purchases or voting, not on the full range of an individual’s feelings. As is by now well known, attempts to form social judgments by aggregating...
Thoughts on Five-Day Mail →
With health bill, Obama has sown the seeds of a... →
NYT Weeps: Obama Lied About Coverage Now for... →
Okay, so the Times doesn’t say “lie” and it strongly implies that this is somehow insurers’ fault. But the options are really quite limited.
Dog Bites Man: Congressional Leaders Don't... →
And so it begins. As many folks predicted, the passage of so-called “health care reform” has sent the signal to major US corporations that their insurance costs will be rising.
Nullification Is the Cure →
The past decade was a virtually unbroken series of assaults on civil and...– David Boaz
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that...– Adlai Stevenson
“Citizen, be careful what you wish for; the government just might give it to you good and hard.” - Robert Higgs
Wishful Thinking on Health Care →
For a century the foundation of medicine in the United States has steadily shifted from cooperation and competition to compulsion and management through government power.
Klinging to Hope →
Arnold Kling’s op-ed on the political significance of March 21, 2010 – the day Obamacare succeeded in Congress – deserves a lot of light of day.
I believe we have a one party system in this country, called the big-government...– Andrew Napolitano
Nothing Outside the State: Part II →