Post Tagged with: "free market"

The Ag Subsidy From a Different Angle

The Ag Subsidy From a Different Angle

What to do about agricultural subsidies has been a question which has bewitched limited government groups for decades. The obvious response — get rid of them — sounds right to the ear, but in practice this approach has run up against a buzz saw from members representing many of the very red states that have formed the core of conservative support in Congress.

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The Republican Crony Capitalism Problem

The Republican Crony Capitalism Problem

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) recently spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the problem the Republican Party has with “crony capitalism.” Crony capitalism isn’t really capitalism at all, but rather is more akin to a benevolent fascism where politicians protect and reward their friends and donors in the business community for the financial support of those friends and donors.

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Fannie Mae Headquarters (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Leftists Miss David Brat on Financial Meltdown

Writing for Mother Jones, Molly Redden and David Corn try to discredit Brat’s critique of government policies that led to the financial crisis. But those pesky historical facts don’t line up well with their contention.

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Liberalism Costs You…And Not Just Freedom

Liberalism Costs You…And Not Just Freedom

Most thinking, rational people know that liberalism costs us freedom, in that it promotes big-government statism that tries to regulate all manner of legitimate and moral activities. But did you know that liberalism hits your wallet as well?

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Chamber of Commerce: Just Another Nest-Feathering Vulture Group

Chamber of Commerce: Just Another Nest-Feathering Vulture Group

As if we really needed any more evidence that the Chamber of Commerce is no longer a group deserving of being known as conservative, the Chamber’s endorsement of illegal immigration amnesty should remove all doubt.

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USMC choke hold (what the federal government is doing to the "free"market)

U.S. Regulatory Costs Equivalent to the World’s #10 Economy

Many of us have long known that federal mandates and regulations are stifling the productivity and prosperity of the American economy. But a new report reveals that the impact is absolutely staggering.

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Senator Mike Lee Fighting Against the ‘Black Hole’ of Corporatism

Senator Mike Lee Fighting Against the ‘Black Hole’ of Corporatism

“Like a black hole, cronyism bends the economy toward the state, inexorably shifting wealth and opportunity from the public to policymakers. The more power government amasses, the more privileges are bestowed on the government’s friends, the more businesses invest in influence instead of innovation, the more advantages accrue to the biggest special interests with the most to spend on politics and the most to lose from fair competition.”

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Pro-Markets or Pro-Business?

Pro-Markets or Pro-Business?

It’s no secret that the Republican Party has for some time been coping with an multifaceted identity crisis. If ever Republicans had an opportunity to educate Americans on the vast difference between the virtues of free market capitalism versus the vices of crony capitalism, and if ever there was a time for the GOP to renew its commitment to the former, this is it.

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Motherhood: Women and Wages

Motherhood: Women and Wages

“[T]here is the issue of marriage and children. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that single women who have never married earned 96 percent of men’s earnings in 2012.The supposed pay gap appears when marriage and children enter the picture,” said American Enterprise Institute’s Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs. It is stating the obvious. Women have babies, and when they do, a significant percentage of them leave the labor force.

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Ashamed of the Drumbeat of Discrimination

Ashamed of the Drumbeat of Discrimination

From today’s Rapid City Journal, another person who understands what Governor Dennis Daugaard and his fellow RINOS don’t or don’t want to understand: freedom.

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