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
TODAY IT'S ON YOU I am hoping you all have cool stuff to talk about because I'm feeling lazy.
HOLY CRAP, INDIANA That is all.
BUT JUST IN CASE I'm guessing that the hourly retail workers at Juicy Couture in NYC probably voted for Barack Obama. And now they are getting to reap the rewards of that vote. Juicy is cutting worker hours to avoid incurring the outrageous costs of Obamacare. And the workers are demanding "just hours". Seriously. Just hours. And they are directing their anger at Juicy, not Obama. If I had a business that was doing the same thing, I would force all employees to sit through a meeting where I described in great detail what the government is doing to destroy businesses everywhere. Complete with benefit costs from the last few years vs. benefit costs going forward. Break it down to a 5th grade level. And then tell them they can work no more than 21 hours. This blog breaks it all down brilliantly.
NORTH KOREA'S GONE FLAT COLD CRAZY IF you were planning on visiting Austin, TX any time soon, you may want to rethink it. In a picture from crazyville North Korea showing where Kim Young Un is going to strike us like a cobra, Austin made the attack cut. This is getting ridiculous.
WHAT? ANOTHER NEWS STORY ABOUT HOW DIVORCE MESSES UP KIDS? I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you. Two stories in two weeks about how divorce negatively impacts kids. Some of these things will surprise you. Some will not. Read it here.
SCOOTERS WILL KILL YOU this is an interesting article about the motorized scooter boondoggle. I say boondoggle because these companies have created a Medicare gravy train like nothing I've ever seen. And after working with seniors for many years I can tell you this: If you get a scooter, you will be dead in a year. I'll explain today.
HOW MUCH IS CLEAN AIR WORTH TO YOU? Five bucks a gallon? Six bucks a gallon? New EPA rules will drive up the cost of gasoline (to think they won't is ridiculous considering what summer formulations cost vs normal formulations now). So what's your breaking point?
CURRENT GUN CONTROL MEASURES WOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED NEWTOWN The police report released yesterday showed that Adam Lanza wouldn't have been stopped by the assault weapons ban. Several of the guns used would still be allowed.