Economics 101: Government cannot really control the economy, but it can waste a lot trying!

From The Wall Street Journal: Basic Costs Squeeze Families Health Care, Cellphones Eat Up Income, Leaving Less for Things Like Movies, Clothes By Ryan Knutson and Theo Francis | Updated Dec. 1, 2014 7:29 p.m. ET The American middle class has absorbed a steep increase in the cost of health care and other necessities as …

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The “Working Class” is deserting the Democrats

We have said it many times before: the Democrats cannot be both the party of the working man and the party of the nonworking man! From Gallup polls: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites by Frank Newport PRINCETON, N.J. — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far …

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I will not . . .

. . . go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving day. Our Thanksgiving dinner is postponed until Sunday, because that’s the next day that no one in the family has to work. It’s perfectly understandable that my wife has to work today: she’s a registered nurse, and hospitals can’t close down for the holidays. But when I …

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Economics 101: In the end, only results matter, and the results of liberal economics are failure

From the Sacramento Bee: Census Bureau: California still has highest U.S. poverty rate By Dan Walters | dwalters@sacbee.com | 10/16/2014 11:25 AM | 10/17/2014 9:46 AM California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader …

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Economics 101: Eventually, you have to pay your bills!

Via msnmoney: Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized Reuters | By Michelle Conlin | October 14, 2014 NEW YORK – Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them …

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Economics 101: Maybe going on strike for higher wages when your jobs are already being replaced by robots isn’t the wisest idea

From USA Today: Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY 6:47 p.m. EDT September 4, 2014 The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate. Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West …

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Economics 101: Labor Day and the American economy under President Obama

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off By Jane M Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:08 AM When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby.His ex-wife, living in Texas, …

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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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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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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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