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
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WHAT KIND OF HOT MESS IS THIS? So there is a contractor who owns some land they want to develop but they are cash poor because the African American Cultural Center owes them 1.4 million including interest. So they want the city to step in? I feel for them, as it appears to me that the AACC has blown through roughly 17 million bucks and still can't repay a loan to Fifth Third Bank or pay the judgment owed the contractor. But hey, they are still getting $130,000 of our money to throw down the rabbit hole that is this "center". It's time to fish or cut bait on this money pit.
SO WHY AREN'T THEY PUBLIC AGAIN? David Nicklies apparently asked why the JCTA contract can't be negotiated in public. And I'm shocked that the Board had no answer.
SO LONG, SENATOR RUBIO, IT WAS NICE LIKING YOU Senator Marco Rubio has been trying desperately to convince everyone within earshot that he wouldn't support an immigration bill that didn't do enforcement first. Until he went on Univision, where he told a much different story. What a disappointment he is to me.
THE STUPID IS STRONG IN THESE ONES This could only happen in California. Until other places follow suit.
I'LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT Pardon me for not getting excited about the new investigative reporting unit at the local NPR station. I hope it works. I hope they dig deep without fear. But knowing what I know about inherent bias at the local NPR station, I will need to see fair reporting on a wide variety of issues before I feel great about this.
I WANT A WACKO BIRD TSHIRT I've never been prouder of Rand Paul than when I read articles like this one. Using the arcane Senate rules to force sunshine onto the old codgers who have used those rules to avoid it is simply brilliant. I love that our Senator is one of the three doing it.
SNOOPING IS JUST ALRIGHT WITH ME I talked yesterday about the divide in the country about Big Brother snooping on our cell phone records and I'm somewhat dismayed to find I was more right than I knew. A majority thinks it's just fine for the government to assume guilt rather than innoncence. I wonder if they'd feel the same if it were our local police force gathering the same info. Somehow I doubt it.
I ROLL VIP I hate crowds. I love theme parks. You see my conundrum. Enter the VIP package at Universal. Which I will save my pennies to participate in because I hate crowds and love theme parks, especially Islands of Adventure. Is this elitist? Yes. But it's still something attainable to people who can afford an $80 ticket to Universal. And I'll be rolling VIP when I go there and leaving the great unwashed masses behind.
PAYCHECK FAIRNESS COMPARISONS AREN'T FAIR? John Yarmouth and other Democrats have latched onto the Paycheck Fairness Act as proof the Republicans don't care about women. But in doing so, they willfully choose to ignore more accurate comparisons that factor in women working flexible schedules and leaving the workplace for stretches to care for children.