Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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Making some sense on welfare in New Mexico

From the Associated Press, via MSN Money: State proposes work requirement for food stamps By Barry Massey SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration proposes to re-impose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps. Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for …

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Education spending in Philadelphia

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Study says more money hasn’t helped Philadelphia schools Martha Woodall, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:07 AM The day after state legislators canceled a vote on a cigarette tax to benefit Philadelphia schools, a Harrisburg think tank released a report that said the additional money the …

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Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? Feb Post – Update July to 15 – An Epidemic?

First Question – I’m noticing more of the same type news that does not bode well. Military Officers, Border invasion, again with bankers. A trend ………………… Update – Add 6 to the List Is there a Banker’s Plague that is unreported, or is there a Sinister plot Banker Deaths Climb to 15: Goldman Sachs Managing …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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There are some good people at Lowe’s!

From msn.com VA a no show; store workers fix vet’s wheelchair By Verena Dobnik of Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair. The 62-year-old Vietnam veteran …

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Another unintended consequence?

From The Wall Street Journal: The Full-Time Scandal of Part-Time America Fewer than half of U.S. adults are working full time. Why? Slow growth and the perverse incentives of ObamaCare. By Mortimer Zuckerman | July 13, 2014 6:47 p.m. ET There has been a distinctive odor of hype lately about the national jobs report for …

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Economics 101: Amazon.com has made me wealthier

No, not through site advertising; I don’t even make a pittance there. But Saturday night I bought The Particles of the Universe by Jeff Yee, for a whopping 99¢, with no sales tax, delivered to my Tablet in seconds. If I had bought the same book, printed, it would have meant at least $8.95 for …

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Once again, in the states led by Republicans, the economy is getting better faster than in the states led by the Democrats

From The Wall Street Journal: North Carolina Got It Right on Unemployment Benefits Unemployment in the Tar Heel State dropped by 17% in the second half of 2013 after extended benefits expired. By John Hood | July 4, 2014 5:33 p.m. ET Raleigh, N.C. — A year ago, North Carolina became the first state in …

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Economics 101: #Obamacare : making the inexpensive cost more Updated!

The original article was published last November, but in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., I wished to revisit it, and bring it up to date. First, the original article: _________________________________________ After seeing the ad to the right on several sites — The Lonely Conservative, Sister Toldjah and …

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