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
I HAVE NEVER ENDORSED A CANDIDATE BEFORE In my 15 years on the air, I have always left it up to my listeners to decide for themselves. I still believe that is the best way to vote, but I also believe that this election is incredibly important and the best chance to change the direction of JCPS for the better. And if I can help make that change by endorsing, I will.
I chose these candidates because I believe they give the best chance for a return to neighborhood schools and also because they are open to the concept of charter schools. Other issues like teacher tenure, alternate options for failing schools, graduation rates and tax increases were also discussed. There isn't one candidate I agree 100% with. Some of them are stronger on these issues than others. But NONE of them is endorsed by the JCTA/Better Schools Kentucky.
District 2: Phil Haming Find his website here.
District 4: Chuck Haddaway Find him on Facebook here.
District 7: Jonathan Robertson Find his website here.
A note about the 7 race. I really like James Sexton. I really like Chris Fell. But my concern about Jim was simply that he was a long time teacher/administrator in JCPS. He is in favor of neighborhood schools and no fan of the union, but I think we need parents who aren't on the school payroll in this go round. Chris Fell has been a leader in the fight for neighborhood schools, literally, as the lead plaintiff in the recent court cases. But I think Chris needs to have developed a more complete plan beyond just the neighborhood schools issue.
Donate to the Bluegrass Fund. They are a new Super PAC formed to counter balance the spending of the JCTA/Better Schools Kentucky. You can find the link to their PayPal account here.