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
BLUEGRASS MONDAY TODAY AT 10AM I wonder what Jim Waters has to share with us today?
THANKS BEARNO'S AND HEITZMANS! Bearno's by the Bridge and Heitzman's Bakery made our Polar Plunge Saturday a little more special by providing us with doughnuts and danish pre-plunge and pizza post-plunge. They helped make Saturday a great day!
CONGRATS TO JENNIFER LAWRENCE! Louisville can now lay claim to an Oscar winner! And to think I didn't watch a second of the Oscars and don't feel like I missed anything. But hey, our girl won!
I'M SICK TO DEATH OF SEQUESTER HISTRIONICS At this point, the White House has a lot to lose right now if the Sequester goes through. Mostly because according to them, all hell is going to break loose if it goes into effect. If all hell does NOT break loose, as I would imagine it will not, they are left with histrionic egg all over POTUS' face. A girl can only hope. The real kicker here is that just because the cuts are being ordered in a haphazard fashion doesn't mean they have to administered in a haphazard fashion. All of these departments have known these cuts COULD happen and they had plenty of time to come up with a plan. The fact our government seems to be incapable of planning for such situations is a whole other problem, but not my problem. The Herald-Leader and C-J both had "the sky is falling in Kentucky" stories over the weekend. Go read them if you need a good eye roll moment. But apparently I'm not the only one.
YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY EXPANDING MEDICAID IS IRRESPONSIBLE? See the above blog post. Guvnah Steve Beshear has already started the creation of a huge government agency with an executive order. What other large state agency was started with an Executive Order? None you say? Oh, but it's FEDERAL dollars you say? What happens when the Feds run out of money? It can't happen you say? See the above blog posting and get back to me on that.
NO SODA FOR YOU! Mayor Bloomberg is at it again, saving New Yorkers from themselves one picture of soda at a time. No more two liters of soda delivered with your pizza. No more sodas larger than 16 ounces. This is going to do two things: jack up prices for consumers and create a lot more trash. Well played, Mayor, well played.
IT'S NOT PEOPLE, IT'S HORSEMEAT! Ikea has delicious Swedish Meatballs in their snack bars. And they are made of horsemeat. AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH.