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
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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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PRESSURE FROM ALL SIDES IS GOOD Yesterday, just down the street from here, a group of African American ministers had a press conference to ask for a better contract for the students with the JCTA. This has been a long time coming and I am thrilled that these gentlemen are standing up for the students in their communty against what I'm sure is pressure to conform to the norm. We are working to get Dr. Kevin Cosby on the show this week to discuss it.
MAYOR FISCHER WANTS TO LIMIT SODA PURCHASES WITH FOOD STAMPS At the national mayor's conference, Mayor Bloomberg is busy trying to get everyone to follow his nanny state lead. Though against nanny state policies for free people, I am not adverse to this one. There is a group of mayors who would like the ability to prevent people from buying soda with food stamps. I'm okay with that, because if you are on government assistance, you aren't a free person anyway.
WHY AREN'T PEOPLE GETTING MARRIED? A new study shows marriage is down 5% and people are waiting longer to get married. I think there is good and bad in this study but they gloss over one of the main reasons people are not getting married: government aid that dissuades it. We will discuss in the 10am hour. Oh, and it's all the boomers fault.
A BONUS FOR SCREWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! No one likes the IRS. Except the people who work there who are demanding 70 million dollars in bonuses that should have been cancelled by the sequester. How was your bonus this year? DI
DIDJA READ THE NEW REPUBLIC ARTICLE ON RAND PAUL? Now some conservatives are questioning why he would engage with such a liberal magazine in the first place. I think it's a good thing to do. Especially when you are a man of principles capable of defining those principles. Even though you make take a few shots, the more you can get your thoughts out to those who otherwise might not be exposed to them, the better chance you have of winning those folks over. If you never engage, you never reach them.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT AT WORK? A Gallup survey says 7 of 10 of us hate our jobs or have mentally checked out. This is so very sad to me considering how much time in our lives we spend at work. Do you fall into the 70% or the very lucky 30%? Do we expect too much happiness and gratification from our jobs? Is that realistic?
ABORTION FOR THE CORNER OFFICE This very honest blog posting will make many of you sick. The only reason I link to it is so those of you who are earnestly pro life can see the thought processes that exist when it comes to abortion. A baby simply is an inconvenience to a career path. At least for this woman, she is able to see now as a working mother, the fallacy in that logic. Just not soon enough.
RUBIO TOTALLY SERIOUS ABOUT BORDER SECURITY...UH...NEVERMIND My former sweetheart Marco Rubio showed his true stripes again yesterday by voting NO on increased border security before legalization. Ugh.
PAGING DR. BEN CARSON, PAGING DR. CARSON Last night at the Corydon Tea Party meeting (and thanks for having me!) someone asked what I thought about Dr. Ben Carson. So this morning I did a quick look around to see if I could find out what he's doing now, and found this blog posting. He's still talking about health care reform, which is fantastic. And he doesn't want to be President, which is even better.
NANCY'S SYRIAN FLASHBACK I mentioned this yesterday so I went and found it. Let's not forget Nancy Pelosi, as mere Speaker of the House, going against the wishes the Bush Administration to suck up to President Bashar Assad's government. She legitimized his government against the wishes of the sitting POTUS. She's great at foreign policy, don't you think?