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
CONGRATS TO U OF L MEN AND WOMEN! Both were victorious yesterday! Thankfully I did not see Kevin Ware's injury (I surely would have puked) and I think the entire nation said a prayer for his quick recovery from an awful, awful leg break. But an emotional crushing of the Dukeys ensued after he left the game, something that had to make him smile through the pain. On to Atlanta for the men!
And the WOMEN took out the #1 seed super awesome Baylor Bears to move on to Oklahoma City for the Regional Final for a chance to make it to the Women's Final Four. I'm not saying Coach Jeff Walz coming on the show is why they won, but I will say he DID come on the show Friday and then they pulled off the upset Sunday. You do the math. I'll have Bryan track him down today, just in case. Next up: Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday.
OPENING DAY FOR THE LOUISVILLE BATS IS ALMOST HERE! Thursday marks opening day for the Louisville Bats season. GM Greg Galliette will be in at 11 to talk about the team and what kind of tomfoolery they have planned for the kids. Have you got your tickets yet? No? Get them by clicking here.
WE'RE SO SPECIAL A TAKEOVER CAN'T WORK? That's the impression I got from a lengthy article in the C-J yesterday about the Department of Education "taking over" the turnaround plans for failing schools in other areas. From what I'm reading, the only difference between a "takeover" and what we have now is there is no union contract nonsense. When will the union get out of the way and let kids learn? And why are there teachers in failing schools who DARE to say they don't have do something that should help them be better teachers because the contract won't allow it? They should be fired. Seriously.
RAND PAUL HEARTS MITCH MCCONNELL In a move bound to upset Tea Partiers, Rand Paul is supporting Mitch McConnell's re election. There is a group of Tea Partiers, lead noisily by John Kemper, who are sending out lots of press releases every time Mitch McConnell does something they disapprove of. They are "vetting" possible challengers to Senator McConnell. Which is fine. But I know John Kemper wants to run against Mitch, so it seems a little suspect that he is sending out all the press releases on "behalf" of Tea Party groups. I asked Rand Paul some time ago about his support of Mitch McConnell. I'll tell you what he said today.
THIS DUDE IS NOT HAPPY He was Ronald Reagan's Budget Director, but don't expect the Gipper to get off lightly in this scathing piece that appeared in the New York Times. And you know what? I think he's right. And it's about time people who are in the know come clean about what a disaster we have as our government, on both sides of the aisle.
KENTUCKY DEMS PUT THE KIBOSH ON ASHLEY JUDD? This is entirely feasible. I think once the new car smell of a fancy Hollywood actress running wore off, establishment Dems were not going to be happy. And apparently they weren't. Isn't it funny how there aren't news stories about fracturing in the Democrat party over this. Probably because Ashley Judd isn't a part of the Kentucky political framework. Which is why her candidacy was a joke from the get-go.