Report from Louisiana: On Christmas Shopping

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In Louisiana this week it is both Fall and Christmas: the first weekend of December brought mild temperatures and sunny days as residents emerged from their houses to decorate with lights and position giant inflatable snow globes and penguins on their front lawns.  It’s Christmas in the South, y’all. The … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: On Christmas Shopping

Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

I Spoke to Gerard Hasenhuetti about his book Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice at the Catholic Marketing Network event in Lancaster PA Make sure you don't miss what he had to say about socialism. If you're a regular reader it will make you smile. You can buy his book or … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Gerard Hasenhuetti Compassionate Capitalism The Intersection of Economic Growth and Social Justice

Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

I was planning to write a piece this morning on the Arab threats that if we recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel they would not make peace with them (as opposed to the every other reason that they have not made peace with Israel over the last 70 years) when I got a phone … Continue reading Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

Mayim Bialik not withstanding there is a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving for Americans and those lucky enough to come here. And one of the things we have to be thankful for is Capitalism perfectly Illustrated by of all things rotisserie chickens sold by Market Basket stores. If you go to any Market … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

For the most part, I endorse Thomas Carlyle's description of economics as the dismal science. I have to add the "most part" qualifier after meeting and working with an economist who with her husband - also an economist - has developed the Family Prosperity Index. Measures like gross domestic product have value, but fail in … Continue reading Prosperity by the Numbers: the Family Prosperity Index

Free Trade, the GOP, and the Part of 1984 that is Often Forgotten

Hillary Clinton represents an existential threat to the nation. She would perpetuate the liberal dumbing down of America, attempt to load the courts with more leftists, and redefine our unalienable rights to match the progressive agenda. Under no circumstances would I endorse or even remotely consider voting for her. That's the preface necessary to set the … Continue reading Free Trade, the GOP, and the Part of 1984 that is Often Forgotten

Isaiah Crowell knows his math

Jon Sable: My finders fee is 30% Client: That's pretty steep! Jon Sable: Depends on how you look at it. I've always figured that 70% of something is worth more that 100% of nothing. John Sable, Freelance #11 Maggie the Cat 1984 Cleveland Browns running back Isiah Crowell has a history of bad decision making … Continue reading Isaiah Crowell knows his math

The Market Basket Movie Food Fight, Review + Voices of Viewers

Today I saw the Market Basket Movie food fight, several thought: The Movie focused a lot on the distribution crew, which makes sense, they took the biggest risks and without their willingness to take the big hit, none of this stuff works. The film talked a bit about the June vs December business, thoughts to … Continue reading The Market Basket Movie Food Fight, Review + Voices of Viewers

Jonathan Gruber Accidently Teaches a Vital Conservative Lesson

Just after the election I made the point that the reason the Earned Sick Time ballot question (Question 4) passed while the Gas Tax (Question 1) & the bottle bill (Question 2) did not was because consumers didn't see the costs of the former directly while they saw the costs of the latter. Most voters … Continue reading Jonathan Gruber Accidently Teaches a Vital Conservative Lesson

…Ace of Spades gets his answer in dollars & cents

I noted today, as has Stacy McCain that true believers in Barack Obama are alive and well. In so noting however he repeats a question raised by Ace of Spades on the subject And the Liberal Chattering Classes are facing a question now: "Will my reputation and sense of pride survive Obama's incompetence?" And: "How … Continue reading …Ace of Spades gets his answer in dollars & cents

How Politics Works: Marco Rubio & AFP

Last week I was on a conference call with Americans for Prosperity. they put out their scorecard rating each member of congress. It's an elegant card of excellent use if you want to see exactly how your congressman or Senator did last session. You can pull your information based on the categories that mean the … Continue reading How Politics Works: Marco Rubio & AFP

Higher Education Bubble: Humanities v. Community College

In the National Review, Heather MacDonald laughs at the New York Times for it's hand-wringing and pearl-clutching over the idea of rural teenagers using their high school degrees to make good money without first going to college.   Teenagers are making an economically rational decision to work for several years, learn a skill, and earn very good … Continue reading Higher Education Bubble: Humanities v. Community College

They don’t want citizens they want Serfs

That's what I take away from this line via Glenn from the Wall street Journal: "What I find reprehensible beyond belief is that the people pushing [high-density housing] themselves live in single-family homes and often drive very fancy cars, but want everyone else to live like my grandmother did in Brownsville in Brooklyn in the … Continue reading They don’t want citizens they want Serfs

It seems the Daily Caller was right about Greg Sargent

They said that he will print anything Media Matters will give him, and look who is still leading the drumbeat vs Rush on Memeorandum ten days later: Think Progress and.....Greg Sargent. Meanwhile as large chunks of the left talk to themselves some members of the left (via legal insurrection and my under the fedora column) … Continue reading It seems the Daily Caller was right about Greg Sargent

Santorum’s Catholic Problem

According to CNN, Rick Santorum, devout Catholic extraordinaire, has failed to win the Catholic vote.  This is apparently an indictment of Rick Santorum, and not of the shoddy exit polling that enables people to self-identify as Catholics when they haven't graced the door of a church in years.  Of course, some of the problem is … Continue reading Santorum’s Catholic Problem

The occupy movement finds its Dream Company

With the reverses in popularity the occupy movement has suffered lately, I'm sure they are happy to see this story of the average consumer moving away from big banks to a different kind of "cash" card: Linda Black, the first person I walk up to, is happy to show off her blue plastic. Like others, … Continue reading The occupy movement finds its Dream Company

“When you build a factory….”

Last week, Elizabeth Warren infamously described the collectivist mentality: WARREN: I hear all this, "You know, well, this is class warfare. This is whatever." No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you! But I want to be clear: You moved … Continue reading “When you build a factory….”

They told me that if I voted for John McCain, young women would be forced to sell their bodies to pay the rent….

...and they were right! An attorney in her mid-thirties has resorted to topless dancing to make ends meet while she goes back to grad school and gets a degree.  The legal job market is a mess and will not recover for a long time; the profession is also rather overcrowded, so many JDs never even … Continue reading They told me that if I voted for John McCain, young women would be forced to sell their bodies to pay the rent….

Romney ignores “fact-checkers”, speaks the truth

According to CNN.com, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeated his campaign line that President Obama has made the economy worse in New Hampshire Monday, a sentiment that has received criticism from those on the left and independent fact-checkers. "The recession is deeper because of our president, it's seen an anemic recovery because of our president," … Continue reading Romney ignores “fact-checkers”, speaks the truth