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
GEORGE GILDER IS RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK Sorry for the switch up, but these things happen.
GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT RAND PAUL FROM AN UNLIKELY SOURCE The New Republic is about as left leaning as you can get. And they put a photo of Rand Paul on the cover that is less than flattering. But the article itself is actually very good. If the mission was to discredit Rand Paul, they did a lousy job.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS TIF STUFF? This city has lost it's mind and sold it's collective souls to our local University. The Mayor is backing the Tax Increment Financing District for the proposed development on the UofL Foundation's Shelbyhurst property. This is utterly insane. Isn't this the 2nd stab at a Technology Park? What about Nucleus? And to add insult to injury, these is a parcel of land that is completely commercially viable, even as the TIF Fact Sheet clearly states TIF is:
"...designed to channel funding toward the public improvements in distressed or underdeveloped areas where development
would not otherwise occur"
This is not right. It's a taxpayer giveaway to the UofL Foundation for a project that they will make gobs of money from. In an area hardly considered blighted. Why is this right????
UNIONS LOSE AGAIN The National Labor Relations Board, the union and labor loving overreachers, has been smacked down by yet another Appeals Court. On what? Their provision that requires an employer to post that Worker's Rights poster. Two appeals courts have now said the NRLB has overstepped it's bounds. The question is...do they continue to fight or ask PrezBO to issue an Executive Order?
WHAT A SURPRISE, A SPECIAL SESSION! SAID NO ONE EVER I know you'll all be shocked to hear that we are going to have a special session at some point this year to pass the redistricting plans that are being hatched in private outside the public eye. Just like always.
SENATOR RUBIO, PLEASE STOP TALKING PART #2945 Just. Stop. You're killing me right now. John McCain lost the election in 2008, so stop trying to emulate him. Please.
WHY AREN'T PEOPLE GETTING MARRIED? Has Love and Marriage, which used to go together like a horse and carriage, going the way of the dodo bird? The numbers are down and though many blame the recession, I'd like to dig a bit deeper today on why more people are putting off marriage.
A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL For the people who go into homes destroyed for any reason and loot them. I am beginning to think looters should be shot on sight. Period.
THANKFULLY WE WILL CONTINUE THROWING (OUR) GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD The new Energy Secretary is determined to continue pouring more of our tax dollars into propping up solar energy. Except as long as the government is willing to pour money into this there will be no pressure to make it cost efficient. But I guess the Energy Secretary is feeling flush. With our money.
I ALWAYS CALL PROGRESS KENTUCKY A TEA PARTY GROUP Does anyone buy what this dame is selling? She says the IRS used the term "Tea Party" to describe ANY group engaged in political works. Sure. Because everyone thinks of MoveOn.org as a Tea Party group. Sure they do. Uh huh. Yep.