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The economic equality that liberals say they want has been attained before. It was called 18th and 19th century Europe and the equality consisted of equally-shared misery..
When the money drains away, the power to control events drains away with it. So the Brits learned in 1939. So we are learning in 2012.
If we bought groceries in America the way we buy health care, the cost for food would explode and most of our political debate would be centered on finding some policy to deal with high food prices.
Assuming that the purpose of a health care industry is to prolong and improve human life, legislating away money as the economic mechanism for clearing the market and substituting in its place time is the worst possible allocation of resources.
posted on: Aug 2, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
If you harbor any doubt as to how far we have strayed from the founding vision look no further than the story involving the fast food chain Chik-fil-A.
posted on: Jul 26, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with a chorus from the media and the far Left, is using the occasion of the senseless murders in Aurora, Colorado to again call for greater restrictions on gun ownership.
posted on: Jul 19, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Everything that government does and every benefit that the government provides – every highway, every bridge, every dam, every naval vessel, every fighter jet, every Humvee, every public school, every firefighter and every police officer – comes from the fruits of the success of the American people.
posted on: Jul 12, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Two items hit the news on the same day this week. First, San Bernadino became the third California city in less than a month to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Second, CNBC has again ranked Texas as the number one state for business.
posted on: Jun 28, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
The healthcare debate springs from the false premise that only the government can ensure “access” to health care. Nothing that the Supreme Court said changes the fact that we are debating the wrong things.
posted on: Jun 21, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
America’s entire $15 trillion economy stands on the shoulders of men and women who run, nurture and, when necessary, act as blood donors to the small businesses they themselves started -- a fact to which the Obama administration is utterly blind.
posted on: Jun 14, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Only someone with a faculty lounge worldview could say with a straight face that the problem facing the economy derives from the fact that state and local governments need more money from the federal government in order to hire more government workers.
posted on: Jun 7, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Interrupted from time to time by brief and usually mild recessions, since World War II the American economy grew at such a rapid clip that politicians were largely insulated from having to make difficult choices. That day may be over.
posted on: May 31, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would make it illegal for convenience stores, restaurants, theaters and other food-selling venues to sell sugared soft drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. This is necessary, says Nanny Bloomberg, to curb the growing obesity problem in the Big Apple.
posted on: May 24, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Today in America tens of thousands of cosseted and unaccountable bureaucrats, all safely beyond the reach of those we elect at the ballot box, have become the determinants of economic activity.
posted on: May 17, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
The government has borrowed money over your signature and made promises in your name to the point that your household now owes $520,000.