Category Archives: Economics

The god That Failed New Orleans

By Thomas E. Brewton Why does much of New Orleans still look as if the 2005 devastation of Hurricane Katrina had occurred just a few weeks ago? Huge areas of New Orleans still are wastelands. New Orleans's liberal-progressive-socialist Senator Mary … Continue reading

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Regulatory Illusion

By Thomas E. Brewton Today's clamor for more regulation of financial institutions to prevent another subprime mortgage meltdown is an exercise in self- deception. Congress, led by Representative Barney Frank, is planning to overhaul regulation of the financial community, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress Salary History

From 1789 to 1815 Congressmen received $6.00 daily, but only on the days they showed up. From 1815 to 1855 Congressmen received a modest salary, compared to the massive salaries of the Congressmen today. In 1855 their salaries increased to … Continue reading

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Ten Simple Truths About Oil

By Alan Caruba Having written about the energy industry and issues now for a long time, I hope I can be forgiven for being enraged by the comments by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) in response to President Bush’s press conference … Continue reading

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Universal Health Insurance: Just Don’t Get Sick

By Alan Caruba Okay, let’s say that President Obama or Hillary is in office and Congress has passed a bill that requires everyone to have health insurance. Gas is up over $4.00 a gallon, food prices are sky high, and, … Continue reading

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Ultra-Rich Cash in on Global Warming Hoax

By Alan Caruba Recently I emailed a gentleman who is highly regarded, nationally and internationally, as one of the top strategic, military and economic long-range thinkers of our times. He is the author of several bestselling books about the way … Continue reading

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Why Is Everyone Lying About Energy?

By Alan Caruba In early March, President Bush, addressing an International Renewable Energy Conference, was widely quoted saying that the United States has to “get off oil.” Earlier he had said that America was “addicted” to oil. These are such … Continue reading

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Energy Morons

By Alan Caruba The ugly little secret of Election 2008 is that it does not matter which candidate becomes your next President because all of them, Democrat and Republican, have energy policies that will keep America moving down the road … Continue reading

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Private Philanthropy is Bad for Socialism

By Thomas E. Brewton The New York Times is distressed that private philanthropists can give money to any charity they choose. Only a socialistic Federal government is capable, says the Times, of making wise decisions about dispensing money to achieve … Continue reading

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Liberals’ Plan to Stimulate Inflation

By Thomas E. Brewton Liberals propose to follow the same game plan that gave us stagflation in the 1970s. As success with the military surge in Iraq increasingly belies their claim that the war is already irretrievably lost, liberals have … Continue reading

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