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.
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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
DID WE VOTE TO EXPAND GAMING AND I MISSED IT? Can we all end the charade when it comes to gambling in this state? The latest sin tax suggestion to come from the Democrats in the House. They want the Commonwealth to run a keno game and to expand instant racing, which is utterly unconstitutional. If this is a reasonable solution to the Democrats I have two questions: do you have any respect for the Kentucky Constitution and if so, where does it start? We have a Democrat Governor who created a rather large expensive new agency with the stroke of an Executive Order, bypassing the Legislature and a Democrat controlled House talking about illegally expanding gaming to solve budget woes. Why is this okay with Kentuckians? Anyone? Anyone? Going to slam my head on the wall now.
TAKING A STAND OR POLITICAL THEATER? When I initially read this, I started to dismiss this as political theater. But then I reread it and had a different thought. Maybe this nullification will be itself nullified by the Supreme Court, but shouldn't we support a challenge to an ever expanding Federal Government when we can? Especially one that has merit. The worst part about this is I have no expectation that the House will even take the bill up. Because Steve Beshear can't get enough federal money fast enough, and if he has to make sure it never comes out of the House I bet he does. So we have one foot on the brakes and one hand on the teets in this government. And it's no wonder this state is a hot mess.
SELLING THE PRESIDENCY At least Bill Clinton just sold nights in the Lincoln Bedroom. If you donate enough money to President "Transparency" Obama's 501(c)4 money machine, you get to meet with him quarterly. Let's see, his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met with him in January 2012 and then NEVER AGAIN before disbanding in January 2013. But if you've got 500k to donate you get a QUARTERLY meeting with the leader of the free world. PrezBO was too busy to come to the situatiom room when Americans were getting slaughtered in Benghazi, but if you've got half a mil, he's got time for YOU! At least they've ended the charade. But think about this: what, exactly, is President Obama raising money for? Another campaign?
THIS MAN HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL The reason I'm sharing this there is no doubt in my mind that when his jig is up in Lexington he will simply relocate his offensive road show somewhere else. This guy pretends to be mentally disabled and uses that to shake people down for money. Scumbag. Make sure you look at the picture.
WOULD YOU BE SO PRINCIPLED? OR ANNOYING? I have a love/hate relationship with The Smiths and their lead singer Morrissey. The lyrics can be absolutely amazing but you have to listen to Morrissey's whiny drone to get them. I have to say though, this makes me laugh out loud at the utter snobbery and self importance.
NO WORK AT HOME FOR YOU! In a move that surprised me not at all, the new female CEO who had a baby and took no real maternity leave has ended the practice of work at home for Yahoo employees. Working for superwomen is a real bear because they are so driven and passionate they don't understand why everyone can't be like them. Of course I'm sure with her salary a nanny makes things much easier. Is it fair to set up a paradigm of working at home and then yank it away?
PEARLS OF WISDOM: ASHLEY JUDD STYLE Is it wrong that I am salivating at the thought of Ashley Judd jumping into the Senate race? Especially with articles like this one from the Daily Caller that are already unearthing some really awesome quotes from Ms. Judd? Here's hoping her ego trumps sense.