Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt Click here to download a pdf
Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy By the Rev. Robert Sirico Is written so well and so conversationally it is a very easy read. Buy it on Amazon here.
WEBSITES AND BLOGS I LOVE! Click on the name to get there.
BY THE NUMBERS BLOG This is my nerd friend David's blog about economics. You've heard him on the show and now you can read his stuff too!
BLUEGRASS INSTITUTE Free market solutions for Kentucky
MICHELLE MALKIN Great blog site with interesting links
BREITBART.COM Even dead he's still shaking things up from the grave
BLUEGRASS POLITICS If you are glutton for punishment
AS IF WE DON'T HAVE GOVERNMENT IN OUR BUSINESS ENOUGH MetroCouncil is hell bent on leather on making you conform to how they want you to live. Now it's about garbage. Council is mulling "innovative" (read: expensive and inconvenient) ways to force you and your family to reduce, reuse, and recycle. From giving you a smaller garbage can (seriously) to picking food waste for compost (because I'm sure in some neighborhood cans of food garbage won't be torn up by animals) they are trying to figure out ways to force you to their will. Somehow, this is about an income stream. Somehow, I just don't know how yet.
HERE COMES THE PUSH FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K Jeez I wish parents would do their jobs. Because we have large numbers of children heading to Kindergarten unprepared, we are about to see a push for universal pre-k. Mark my words, it's coming. Check some of the spending and participation rates for Pre-K now. And then consider that the state isn't even educating those children well now. From the Kentucky Department of Education website:
Pre-kindergarten (preschool) children enrolled in state‑funded programs
25,119 (includes children who meet eligibility criteria and children served through district funds or tuition)
Number of students enrolled in Kentucky Head Start programs
Pre-kindergarten state budget
$71.3 million [FY 2013]
WE HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM IN EASTERN KENTUCKY We all know that. But it would seem that the taxpayers are footing the bill for it. Medicaid patients are getting a ton of narcotics prescribed in Eastern Kentucky. And we are paying for it in a million different ways.
BUT THIS IS WAY SCARIER TO ME And poor children are being doped up too. Especially minority children. Children on Medicaid are being given ADHD and serious antipsychotic drugs at alarming rates. I am afraid this is happening for two very different reasons. I will explain today.
VIDEO? WHAT VIDEO? The State Department has changed it's account of what happened in Benghazi. Now they say it was a calculated attack and there was no spontaneous protest. And today someone is going to have to explain why the Administration kept pushing the completely false and irresponsible protest angle.