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
THE PRESIDENT TAKES ACTION Action which is widely thought to be completely ineffective, with a few exceptions, of preventing the next horrific crime. His 23 Executive orders are here, but I still can't find them exactly written out, just summarized. He's asked Congress to do things that should not pass the House. Here is the official overview of the plan. I can't find one thing on this list that would have stopped Sandy Hook. However, I do see some things that could have prevented Fast and Furious, so I guess that's something.
DUPER OR DUPEE? The story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his fake, dead girlfriend is fascinating. There remains some confusion about whether this kid was the victim of a terrible hoax or perpetrated a terrible hoax. Either way, this is what happens when the media is sloppy because they fall in love with the notion of a story, especially in sports. From what I can tell, I feel sorry for this kid. Unless he did it, then he's a jerk.
SHOULD WE HOLD STATE SCHOOLS ACCOUNTABLE TOO? Jack Conway is trying to make his run for Governor on the backs of for profit schools. His main bone of contention is the job placement rates they give potential students to sign up for the programs. If a school is lying about how valuable it's degrees are in getting a job right after you graduate, I'm all for clarification. But shouldn't ALL universities release how many of the students who graduate get jobs in the fields they study? I think that's a swell idea. This article shows some business schools with MBA grads unemployed at rates of 65 to 78 percent. Seems someone is taking advanatage of students just trying to get ahead. Including UK which showed 50% of MBA grads unemployed at graduation and 38.6% still unemployed 3 months later. And I bet the MBA they got was more expensive.
More in a bit, gotta get The Q ready for school!