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
CHRIS TOBE KNOWS ABOUT THE PENSION SYSTEM And his new book about how screwed Kentucky's pension system is a must read. The collapse is imminent even as politicians in the State Legislature crow about how they solved the pension problem. They didn't even sniff a solution. This book should be required reading for every member of the House and Senate. I'll have Chris on at 10am today to discuss it. Find the book at Carmichael's and in Frankfort at Poor Richards. Or click here for the website.
THE HEADLINE IS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG BShank is facing a removal hearing for misusing taxpayer dollars. The headline of this story is exactly what's wrong with so many in positions of power. She has no idea what her job is.
ANOTHER STATE ANNOUNCES INCREASES IN HEALTH INSURANCE Florida is the latest state to announce significant increases in health insurance premiums because of Obamacare. At least there's is only 30-40% instead of the whopping increase Indiana faces.
FUN WITH ASHES! When I die, I am going to cremated and turned into an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Seriously. It's a thing. But if you've got a music lover in your life, check this out. For the record, I think this is awesome.
SARAH PALIN IS HOLDING HER BREATH Waiting for an apology from Democrats who wrongly lambasted her for pointing out the rationing board/death panels in Obamacare. And now Howard Dean is on record agreeing with her.
POT IS BAD FOR KIDS. It's my thinking that anything a kid introduces into their bodies while their brains are still developing is a bad thing. Pot is no different. Just like kids shouldn't drink alcohol, or use other drugs, they shouldn't use pot. This study shows just that. Interesting though that on adult brains, there was not a significant impact.
THIS IS JUST FOR ME The Real Houswives of New Jersey is one of my least favorite of the ridiculous Bravo TV franchise, mostly because of how annoying the women are. Now the most annoying woman has been indicted. You know why? Living beyond her means and lying to do it. Nothing good comes from showing off.
HOW MUCH IS A JOB IN FAST FOOD WORTH? There are strikes in New York today at fast food workers DEMAND $15 an hour for making fries. No offense to anyone working in fast food, but it isn't rocket science and if you don't like the money then get a marketable skill and do something else. Fast food is an entry level job. Period. You think the McDouble is a dollar because the workers are getting rich?
I HATE MISLEADING HEADLINES And this one got me. "Average Americans working less than their parents did" got me thinking, how is this possible? Well, it is if you only consider the average work week for any JOB. Which is different than the average work week for any PERSON. More part time jobs don't mean people work less, it just means they work less at any ONE job.
DO YOU GIVE YOUR KID AN ALLOWANCE? I never got one, but I'd like to use this as a tool to teach The Q about money. Is this an outdated concept or do people still do this?
THIS IS JUST SO GROSS. SO GROSS. Need new teeth? Researchers in China have grown new teeth. Out of urine.
ONE SLUSH FUND JUST ABOUT BITES THE DUST Of course I refer to the BP Oil Slush Fund of 20 billion dollars. It was demanded by the government to bribe compensate business owners who were damaged by the oil spill. And it's almost gone. Seriously. 20 billion doesn't go as far as it used to.
SO THIS PEACE PROCESS SHOULD GO WELL Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian State will be 100% Israeli free. Imagine if Israel took that stance about Palestinians. But it's okay because libs love Palestinians.