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
I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEEN A MONTH SINCE A FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY Oh wait, it almost has been. I hope you guys make it a great one!
AND SO IT BEGINS Alison Grimes is off to a less than auspicious start after her fumbling announcement (which she is taking a mulligan on at some point with a new "official launch") but she's trying to recover by beginning to distance herself from President Obama. Unfortunately, she did support him in 2012 (I don't know if anyone cared enough in 2008 to ask her, but it stands to reason she supported him then too) by being a delegate to the DNC. And the local media is all over itself reporting how the coal industry supported her in her run for Secretary of State. But last I checked, Sec of State does not set the agenda for energy in this country, and we all know the coal industry is not in love with the Democrats in charge who are trying to put them out of business. I think it will be interesting to see if they stick to party line votes or really consider who will look out for their best interests.
BUT SHE ALSO UNVEILED HER STRATEGY Which is to claim bullying. I'm sick to death of grown people claiming they are being bullied. For criminy's sake, this is politics, not cotillion. She also was rather indignant about how seriously she takes her job as Sec of State. I guess it's just not serious enough to finish out her term like she promised during the campaign.
BRING THE GOVERNOR'S RACE INTO THE MODERN ERA John David Dyche nails it with this column on why early slates are bad for our governor's race.
CHUPACABRA IN LOUISVILLE! Okay, maybe not, but still mysterious creature attacks local dogs, so I'm going with chupacabra.
DEMOCRAT RULE COMES HOME TO ROOST If you want a case study in what happens when Democrats rule a municipality for too long, look at Detroit. Democrat run since 1962, it's now the largest municipality in history to declare bankruptcy. We'll see how...or if they bounce back. The reason you should care? The pension system is broke and eventually the Supreme Court will decide who gets paid or not. Kentucky's pension system is a wreck so this could have serious ramifications for our retirees in the future.
I THOUGHT LIBS LOVED SCIENCE? The Obama administration is continuing to support biofuels, even as most are beginning to realize they aren't a good idea. Aside from driving up world food prices and not being green AT ALL, they aren't any more cost effective now then they were when subsidies first started. And yet, the science loving POTUS says he's gonna keep pouring money down the rat hole. Hey, it's not HIS money, so who cares, right?
BUT WHAT ABOUT WHITE HISPANICS? Chris Matthews is speaking for all white people now. Except those of us who find him to be a no talent a** clown.