The failure to grow up

From National Review: Generation Free Lunch? A new study suggests Millennials haven’t learned the value of hard work. by Heather Wilhelm | September 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM | @heatherwilhelm A new study suggests Millennials haven’t learned the value of hard work. Last week, an eleven-year-old hero meticulously pushed his way into the national spotlight, …

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It’s time to help our own people!

From The Washington Post: Mexico needs help now. Can President Trump overcome his grudges and provide it? After a devastating earthquake, it’s time for solidarity. By León Krauze1 | September 20, 2017 | 11:58 AM Early in the morning of Sept. 19, 1985, a ferocious earthquake shook Mexico City. For almost two minutes, the wobbly …

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Very little of substance has been different during the first nine months of the Trump Administration than it would have been had Hillary Clinton won the election

Heather Long tweeted: Investors sure aren't worried about much… they keep brushing off hurricanes, North Korea nukes, the Fed and DC politics https://t.co/j8qmInOzs6 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) September 20, 2017 The truth is that I’d brush off those things, too. North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles? It’s a really bad thing that they have …

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Where Amazon should locate their new headquarters

From The New York Times: Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By Emily Badger, Qouctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller | September 9, 2017 Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 8 — The New Republic calls for more socialism, just as socialism has killed Venezuela

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom once said: Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they’re now trying to control …

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Governor Bevin gets it right

Prospects for liberal arts graduates were already waning following the 1994 and 2001 recessions, and the 2008-9 recession really killed them. Businesses which used to hire French Literature graduates into entry-level management positions are now looking for grads with a more closely related degree. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Bevin implores universities to cut programs that …

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For Democrats, the solution is always higher taxes

From ABC News in Houston: Residents not thrilled about mayor’s proposed property tax hike By Jeff Ehling | Updated September 12, 2017 | 6:42 AM CDT HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Many Houston residents are still dealing with flood damaged homes and wondering how much it will cost them to get back to normal. On top …

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The success of socialism: Part 7 — Venezuela is near collapse

I “know” Patrick Gillespie only due to a very brief correspondence, via Twitter personal messaging, after I criticized an article of his. He defended his position, but retained a courteous tone, which I appreciated. From CNN’s digital politics e-zine, State: Venezuela’s dreams are dying The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. By Patrick Gillespie | …

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Economics 101: Raising the debt ceiling does not matter; the federal government cannot run out of money! Unconventional thinking

From The Washington Post: Trump didn’t solve the debt ceiling crisis. He just delayed it By Heather Long | September 6, 2017 |  4:46 PM EDT John Chambers thought of himself as a quiet, nerdy guy until he started receiving death threats in 2011. The next thing he knew, his Gmail account was hacked and …

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The August jobs report

From The Washington Post: Job growth slumps in August By Danielle Paquette | September 1 at 8:31 AM Job growth lagged in August, with the economy adding a lower-than-projected 156,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 4.4 percent. Average hourly wages rose 3 cents last month to $26.39, up 2.5 percent from …

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