Another one bites the dust!

It’s hardly a surprise that the economic policies of President Obama haven’t gotten the county out of the economic doldrums; he and his administration have proved themselves to be absolutely rotten capitalist investors: Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production By Steve Everly | The Kansas City Star | April 4, 2014 Smith Electric Vehicles, a …

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Economics 101: Would you like fries with that?

I suppose that, technically, a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies is the same as a BA in History or Economics, but the obvious question is: for what does it prepare a student after college? Graduate school, I suppose, to become a Mistress of Arts or even a Doctor of Philosophy in Gender Studies, and …

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The American left are pro-choice on exactly one thing

Via Donald Douglas, I saw this gem concerning Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA): Boxer: Why doesn’t Hobby Lobby oppose Viagra? posted at 12:41 pm on March 25, 2014 by Ed Morrissey Behold one of the most chronically misinformed members of the US Senate surprising utterly no one with the extent of her insight into the Hobby …

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Another solar energy company is failing

Normally, when quoting from newspaper articles, I try — not always successfully — to limit myself to the first four paragraphs. Donald Douglas, on the other hand, frequently quotes more, and considering that the original source is The New York Times, which limits non-subscribers to ten free article views a month, I think that I’ll …

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We told you so!

Breitbart notes the troubles in the Windy City: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Warns of Doubled Property Taxes to Fund Spiraling Pension Costs by Warner Todd Huston 12 Mar 2014 1236 Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments …

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$30 trillion in stimulus

Patterico noted this article by David Howden is Chair of the Department of Business and Economics, and professor of economics at St. Louis University, at its Madrid Campus, Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, and winner of the Mises Institute’s Douglas E. French Prize: Where’s the Austerity? Global debt now …

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Economics 101: When government is friendly to business, business gets done and jobs are created

From, believe it or not, The Washington Post: Texas isn’t just leading the nation in job growth — it’s doing it more equitably, too By NIRAJ CHOKSHI | March 7 at 6:00 am Underestimate Texas at your own peril. You might be inclined to think that the Lone Star state is bad at creating good jobs. …

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I’m sure that it’s all George Bush’s fault!

From Gallup: More Americans Worse Off Financially Than a Year Ago Yet most expect to be better off within a year by Andrew Dugan WASHINGTON, D.C. – More Americans, 42%, say they are financially worse off now than they were a year ago, reversing the lower levels found over the past two years. Just more …

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Oops!

From The New York Times: U.S. Economy’s Growth Was Slower in Fourth Quarter By Nelson D Schwartz, February 28, 2014 The economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter of 2013 than first thought, weighed down by disappointing retail sales, inventory adjustments and a less robust trade balance. The Commerce Department said Friday …

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