Opinions on the Economy

Was the U.S. a victim of an economic 9/11 in 2008?

Tuesday, Mar, 01 at 12:16 pm,

Was the U.S. a victim of an economic 9/11 in 2008? Bill Gertz has an article running in this morning’s Washington Times, “Financial terrorism suspected in ’08 economic crash,” on a report prepared by the Department of Defense in June 2009.

Unions vs. the Right to Work

Monday, Feb, 28 at 10:08 am,

ROBERT BARRO – How ironic that Wisconsin has become ground zero for the battle between taxpayers and public- employee labor unions. Wisconsin was the first state to allow collective bargaining for government workers (in 1959), following a tradition where it was the first to introduce a personal income tax (in 1911, before the introduction of the current form of individual income tax in 1913 by the federal government).

Why Arab turmoil could mean an orgy of bloodletting and rocketing oil prices rather than a Utopian world order

Saturday, Feb, 26 at 12:11 pm,

Even by the repressive standards of Middle Eastern autocrats, Colonel Gaddafi has long cut a brutally capricious figure. But while nobody who remembers the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher or the appalling slaughter at Lockerbie will mourn Gaddafi’s downfall, this year’s tumultuous events in North Africa could mark a shocking and seismic shift in the balance of power.

What Do We Do When The Oil Runs Out?

Saturday, Feb, 26 at 11:50 am,

Time is running out on cheap petroleum fuels. Recent research states that we have little more than 40 years of steadily decreasing supplies of that type of energy while concurrently its price grows prohibitively high. Then it’s no more cheap oil. Then what?

Conflict-Loving Unions Now Want Collaboration?

Thursday, Feb, 17 at 12:15 pm,

Kyle Olson – After years of obstructing efforts to reform public education, the nation’s teacher unions are using this week’s national education conference in Denver to push for a spirit of “collaboration” among education reformers and teacher unions.

The California Green Debauch

Wednesday, Feb, 16 at 11:28 am,

George Gilder | What was once the indispensable state is now an asylum of decline that threatens to drag the rest of America down with it.

The Kochs vs. Soros: Free markets vs. state coercion

Monday, Jan, 31 at 11:14 am,

Palm Springs, California -At the front gates of the Rancho Las Palmas resort, a few hundred liberals rallied Sunday against "corporate greed" and polluters. They chanted for the arrest of billionaires Charles and David Koch, and their ire was also directed at the other free market-oriented businessmen invited here by the Koch brothers to discuss free markets and electoral strategies.

How Public Unions Took Taxpayers Hostage

Tuesday, Jan, 25 at 10:22 am,

FRED SIEGEL – The turbulent years of the 1960s and '70s are best known by the headline-grabbing civil rights and women's rights movements. But there was another "rights" movement, largely overlooked, that has also had a profound effect on American life.

Leave the Economy Alone!

Monday, Jan, 24 at 9:45 am,

Thomas Sowell says economic downturn will end faster with less government intervention. While you may need a fork lift to get it on your night stand, Thomas Sowell’s most recent edition of his popular guide to economics, “Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to Economics,” will aptly navigate all — from laymen to experts — through the treacherous subject that has seemingly stumped many as of late.

O-America in Decline: Slips to #9 in Economic Freedom

Monday, Jan, 24 at 9:27 am,

Capitalism has created the highest standard of living ever known on earth. The evidence is incontrovertible. The contrast between West and East Berlin is the latest demonstration, like a laboratory experiment for all to see. Yet those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism. Man’s well-being is not their goal. Ayn Rand, Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal

Rep. Ryan: We Are on the Path to ‘Debt Ruin’

Friday, Jan, 07 at 12:00 pm,

One day after assuming office as new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke out in an unscripted conversation about Republican plans to shrink the federal budget, lower taxes, tackle runaway entitlement programs, and seek tax reform.

GAS TO HIT $5/GALLON IN 2011?

Monday, Jan, 03 at 1:11 pm,

Obama continues offshore drilling ban in favor of wind farms. With OPEC targeting $100/barrel oil as OPEC oil ministers gathered last week for a meeting in Cairo, 2011 may see oil challenge the $148/barrel all-time high reached in July 2008.

The 25 Percent Solution

Monday, Dec, 27 at 1:18 pm,

Ed Driscoll – "Only 4% of American films are made by women. In Iran it's 25%," an ad by international banking firm HSBC claims. But HSBC's bizarre ad propping up the mullahs is but one of a growing number of overtly politicized ads from once-staid financial institutions.

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