To Fix The Minimum Wage, Take an Example From The Federal Government
Make Companies Invest In Low Wage Areas A lot of people demand that employers pay a Living Wage. They generally seek to impose such a wage by hiking the minimum wage that employers are legally allowed to pay to some premium. This, they believe, will make employees have a better life. The tactic fails for two reasons. If the wage is | Read More »
Les Miserables – The Tragedy of Poverty and The Clintons
Politicians Claiming Poverty “You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it’s been | Read More »
General Motors Continues to Invest American Tax Dollars Overseas
The World Cup ended in a tight contest between Argentina and Germany on Sunday, but even after what was by most accounts an exciting tournament, the American enthusiasm gap between football and futbol remains considerable. It was noteworthy, then, when the iconic American car brand Chevrolet inked a $70 million sponsorship deal with English Premier League giant Manchester United. The Chevy logo will now grace the front of | Read More »
Could a Banking Crisis in Portugal Spread Across Europe?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the collapse of Portugal’s Espirito Santo bank, what it means for the country’s banking system and if a crisis in Portugal could spread across Europe.
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Jesse Jackson and Why We Should Not “Just Find” $4Bn “For The Children.”
Poor Rev. Jesse Jackson. Chicago, Il is too violent for him. Therefore somebody needs to “just find” $4Bn. It’s for the children. He explains below. “If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson. Those children | Read More »
Are We Headed for a Big Recession?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the possibility of a pending recession, the big Dow bubble and the troubles facing consumers.
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Elizabeth Warren, The Cursus Honorum, and Ballgames That Are Rigged
After The Fools Comes The Flood I may well be guilty of a loathsome, scurvy and iniquitous sin. I have voiced profound intellectual disrespect for both the academic efforts of Ward Churchill and the economic ideas (if any) of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Heck, I don’t even like Dan Snyder! That’s how bigoted I am against fake Indians. I guess we all | Read More »
Are We Headed for Another Recession?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the sharp negative revision to Q1 GDP, if we are headed for a recession and the SCOTUS ruling on cell phone privacy.
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The Deadskins and The Death of Property Rights
Property Rights Thrown For A Loss! What inventor or entrepreneur is EVER going to trust the patent office, let alone come up with a new invention ever again?HT: Captain Capitalism Well, well, well, The Thinking People are once more offended. What’s new? They don’t like Anthropogenic CO2 pollution either. I therefore offend them by breathing. Judging from the recent PTO decision | Read More »
European Bank Goes Negative on Key Interest Rates
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the jobs report from Friday, the ECB’s decision to institute negative interest rates and what that policy will mean for Europe.
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Taxes, Texas and The Unforgiving Laws of Physics
Cause and Efect “It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to | Read More »
What will the GOP do about the Latest Cap and Trade Scheme?
It is has been noted in recent years that a good percentage of Americans do not pay income taxes. However, we must remember that all Americans incur the cost of the hidden tax of regulations. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), burdensome regulations drain $1.86 trillion from the private economy every year. The tab is $15,000 per family, more than many families pay in | Read More »
With Abortions & Crime At All Time High, Detroit Approaches Third World Status.
Detroit is often heralded by small government proponents as a perfect example of an over-involved government pushing themselves into the culture of a successful city and creating a state of dependence which eventually collapses in on itself. In other words, a great example of why big government fails. But this is really only a partial explanation of the issue. The real issue in America and the | Read More »
The New Alabama Attracts Remington Firearms
A group of New York State lawmakers are upset that Remington Manufacturing is moving two weaponry assembly lines to Huntsville, AL. The Bushmaster and R1 handguns will now be manufactured in Huntsville rather than in Ilion, NY. They are upset at the State of New York for creating a climate that discourages firearms manufacturers from producing there. The political climate regarding 2nd Amendment issues did | Read More »
Gun Stores, Credit Ratings And The 2nd Amendment
I’m not a weapons expert myself. The last time I fired was years ago on a US Army range. I’m not necessarily the RS.com go-to guy on 2nd Amendment Issues. However, I do like the other nine amendments in The Bill of Rights just fine, and therefore am more than willing to have 2nd Amendment Defenders’ backs when the government deliberately oversteps their authority to | Read More »