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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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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Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse?

Better than the last one: Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? February 27, 2014 by Wayne Allyn Root Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Something very big and very bad is happening. Prominent bankers are dying in droves. Have you ever heard of eight bankers committing suicide in a …

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Economics 101: When you increase costs on businesses, they must pass those increased costs onto their customers

We have previously pointed out that you cannot add 30 to 40 million people who could not afford insurance coverage before health insurance, maintain high quality for those covered, and still cut costs. 1 The Next Shoe To Drop: Obamacare Will Increase The Cost Of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Avik Roy, Forbes Staff Yesterday, the Obama Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a six-page report predicting that Obamacare could cause premiums …

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Economics 101: The CBO estimates that raising the minimum wage will cost jobs

Our now-banned commenter was always trumpeting, “CBO! CBO! CBO!” telling us that the Congressional Budget Office had estimated that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would save us money in the long run . . . right up until they revised their estimates, and have now said that the PP&ACA will cost the economy …

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Economics 101: Who didn’t see this coming?

Remember how we were told that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would lower health insurance costs due to competition? From The Wall Street Journal: For Many, Few Health-Plan Choices, High Premiums on Online Exchanges Analysis Shows Americans in Poorer Counties Have Limited Options on Health-Care Exchanges By Timothy W Martin and Christopher Weaver …

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Economics 101: The more that government tries to run businesses, the more it fouls up.

From The Wall Street Journal: Health-Law Mandate Put Off Again No Fines for Most Employers Until 2016 as Firms Pressure White House in Wake of Troubled Rollout By Louise Radnofsky and Theo Francis | Updated Feb. 10, 2014 8:53 p.m. ET Most employers won’t face a fine next year if they fail to offer workers …

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