Category Archives: Economics

Barack…You’re 30% Right, but 100% Wrong!

“90 percent of this game is mental, the other half is physical”—Yogi Berra Like the fuzzy-math Team Obama uses to tell us that so many millions of jobs have been “saved or created” due to stimulus funds.  Like the strange … Continue reading

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It’s really about controlling our lives

“Low carbon fuel standards” mean higher costs, few environmental benefits and less liberty by Paul Driessen Within days, Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to bring sweeping energy and climate legislation to the Senate floor. He won't call it cap-and-trade or … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Ages — Words And Language Versus Thoughts And Ideas

Political language is designed to be deceptive. People need to do a better job of "looking past" the words and try to get to the ideas that the words represent. The words, themselves, are often designed to hide the real … Continue reading

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The right to choose – for farmers in Haiti

Anti-corporate activists pervert “social justice” and perpetuate poverty in Haiti by Paul Driessen The Monsanto Company is learning a valuable lesson in Haiti: no good deed goes unpunished at the hands of radical anti-corporate elements of Western society. Like so … Continue reading

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Wrong Again

By Thomas E. Brewton Senator Charles Schumer is either an economic ignoramus, or he is just performing the usual Democrat/Socialist Party obeisance to the welfare state and labor union extortion. New York's Senator Charles Schumer wants to impose a punitive … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Econometric Computer Models

By Thomas E. Brewton Computer models were the tools employed to inflate the subprime mortgage balloon that precipitated collapse of our financial markets.  And the same sorts of inherently faulty computer models are generating proclamations that President Obama’s near-trillion-dollar stimulus … Continue reading

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$8.6 Billion of Stimulus Plan Earmarked for Pet Causes of Environmental Activists Should Be Jettisoned

$8.6 Billion of Stimulus Plan Earmarked for Pet Causes of Environmental Activists Should Be Jettisoned Washington, D.C. – At least $8.6 billion of President Obama’s proposed $1.2 trillion stimulus plan is meant to fund dubious special interest policy initiatives of … Continue reading

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Securing the Future, Not Aborting It

Why was a massive expansion of family planning (which inevitably includes abortion promotion) contained in a bill that is supposed to jump start the economy? Consider that according to the Social Security Administration, in 1950 there were 16.5 workers for … Continue reading

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Labor Union Perspective

By Thomas E. Brewton As the proposed trade agreement with Colombia reveals, labor unions are organizations of self-centered greed, which disingenuously cloak themselves with pretense of God, country, and mom's apple pie. President Bush, by calling for Congressional approval of … Continue reading

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Obama’s Excremental Economics

  By Thomas E. Brewton As prolongation of the 1930s Depression and stagflation in the 1970s demonstrated, Senator Obama’s announced policies are a prescription for economic disaster. Keynesian economic doctrine, not under that name, but in substance, is back in … Continue reading

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