This election revealed that one of the issues that American’s care deeply about is jobs. In the past two decades we have seen a dramatic and devastating change in the job out look for most citizens. Twenty days from now will be the twenty-third anniversary of the implementation the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA). The history of this agreement is grim. Public Citizen has published a report that details the wreckage of just the first twenty years of NAFTA.Read more ›
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Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work.Read more ›
According to the megaphones of the Progressive-controlled media, the Obama economy is booming. For the investor class, it has been a rising tide that lifts all yachts or as it is expressed in Bloomberg, “When President Barack Obama was elected in November 2008, the U.S. economy was shrinking at a rate unmatched since World War II. In the seven years between then and his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, global investors have enjoyed stellar results from the rapidly expanding Obama economy.”Read more ›
Are there really “moral responsibilities” to be regarded in an election? In fact, there are and one of the most rudimentary of them all is the need to elect people who are basically honest. Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty in the handling of her emails and her role in the lies fostered immediately following the slaughter of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi. These should be clues enough for the nation to doubt Clinton, but the real clincher about Hillary’s dishonesty requires only an ordinary calculator and not inside information from the State Department.Read more ›
If we want to have free trade, let’s have it — with enforceable agreements. By ignoring trade barriers like currency manipulation, the WTO and IMF are pushing the world further away from the goal of free trade and justifying actions by individual nations to protect domestic producers, which becomes the most likely outcome. Escalation seems inevitable. In the end, everyone will lose.Read more ›
The business that ride-hailing firms like Uber, and its smaller rival Lyft, challenge is a highly regulated business — the taxi business — that is tightly controlled by the cities in which they operate. These are government-controlled monopolies designed to limit competition.Read more ›
Is there any way to stop this train wreck before we hit the wall? Can we rein in Washington and stop the money borrowed from the future that the best and the brightest are spending? What do you think? I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering the question.Read more ›