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 TWO BOMBERS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, AND ONE IS DEAD Can't say I'm broken up about that. The two brothers hail from Chechnya. Why would anyone from Chechnya have a beef with us? I have no clue, except Chechnya is a predominantly Muslim country. Can anyone else think of a reason? If they were separatists, they would've attacked Russia. At least authorities have said these men are terrorists. Say a prayer that the other brother is caught without killing anyone else. I can't imagine what it's like living in Boston right now. Wow, just wow. We will have to wait to see what these two wastes of human flesh leave behind to ferret out a motive.
WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU National Review's Jonah Goldberg is one of my favorites. And this column shows exactly how I feel about the legend of Barack Obama as a master politician. It's a pipedream.
SO EMPLOYEES OF THE TEAMSTERS DECIDED TO UNIONIZE? How is this possible? How can this be? Unions look out for the little guy, why would folks hired to organize OTHER workers possibly need to unionize? And isn't it ironic that the head of the Teamsters is trying to quash the burgeoning union within a union? I'm so in love with this story I might marry it.
WHY GUN CONTROL FAILED Great column that breaks it down. I totally agree with all this reasoning.
WHO DO YOU TRUST? In trying to impugn a report by actuaries on how much health care costs will rise, Al Franken went to great lengths to show that the actuaries worked for health insurance companies. As if that's an indictment. So the people who are paid by private companies to forecast what future liabilities might be so the company can plan accordingly should not be listened to. However, a washed up comedian with absolutely no experience in the health insurance field is an authority. If we were talking about global warming, a report by scientists who make their living studying global warming would simply be called a "consensus". Oh and by the way, if you buy an individual policy, you are screwed.