Monthly Archives: August 2011

EPA and Cement: Why we lose jobs

EPA and Cement: Why we lose jobs  By Arthur Middleton Hughes  The recession came about because of problems in the housing industry.  The recession has lasted as long as it has because the Federal government has made things worse: first … Continue reading

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The Global Warming Hoax: How soon we forget

The Global Warming Hoax: How Soon We Forget By F. Swemson Nobody has ever offered a more succinct indictment of the global warming hoax than H. L. Mencken, who said: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the … Continue reading

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Can economists predict the future?

[Interventionists] are pleased to think that by proceeding experimentally and therefore “scientifically” they will succeed in fitting together in piecemeal fashion a desirable order by choosing for each particular desired result what science shows them to be the most appropriate … Continue reading

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Get America Working Again

Obama ran on a platform of “Hope and Change”.  After he was elected that we found that hope and change meant a trillion dollar stimulus program, Obama Care, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, a halt in drilling, massive EPA regulations on … Continue reading

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How to solve the unemployment problem in America

There are two theories for solving our current unemployment problem:  Free Market (Austrian) Macroeconomic (Keynesian) One works, the other doesn’t.     The first concentrates on the problem:  Employers are not hiring.     The second concentrates on the symptom: People are … Continue reading

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The dangers that face our welfare state

By Arthur Middleton Hughes Federal disability — about $170 billion per year — is intended for those with medical conditions so severe they can’t work at any job. Today, so many people claim to fit that definition that 17.9 million … Continue reading

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How customers decide what to buy

It is human dreams and goals which provide the motive force for market processes. Economics depends, for its understanding of market processes, upon the alert purposefulness, the purposeful alertness, of human beings. In these processes the controlling principle is goal-motivated … Continue reading

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How money supports civilization

Who possesses much silver may be happy; Who possesses much barley may be glad; But he who has nothing at all may sleep. –  Sumerian Proverb  2500 B. C. If you were going to pack a suitcase with things you … Continue reading

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What the Fed is doing to our money

There is no justification in history for the existing position of a government monopoly of issuing money. It has never been proposed on the ground that government will give us better money than anybody else could. It has always, since … Continue reading

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