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Archive of posts published in the tag: Cap and Trade

The Economy Could Have Been a Lot Worse

The economy is weak and much of the reason is the growth restraints of Obama Care and the Dodd-Frank bill.  There are health insurance issues and financial issues that need to be addressed with legislation but these bills either addressed…

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Investors Are Not Stupid

The editors of the Wall Street Journal write An Economy Built to Stall-  With a third slowdown in three years, maybe the problem is the policies. 6/12/2012 Excerpt: Maybe Milton Friedman was right that “temporary, targeted” tax cuts don’t change…

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A Destructive Obsession with Unions

While he speaks of yet another jobs plan, this president consistently takes actions to kill jobs.  He is placing the active promotion of unions over job growth. In his fantasy land of fairness this makes sense, but anyone with business…

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Does Stimulus Work?

The government has spent trillions to stimulate the economy. Interest rates are at a record low. Yet American businesses are sitting on top of trillions of dollars of cash, reluctant to spend any of it to grow or hire.  Does…

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Worse than a Tax Increase

Two of my favorite economics blogs are Carpe Diem and Calafia Beach Pundit. Both are rich with information and perspectives from professional and experienced economists. For months both of these writers have highlighted numerous indicators that the economy is bottoming…

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In Search of Political Relevance

I do not pretend to speak for the other voters.  I was fortunate to be traveling during much of October so I missed most of the trash and noise masquerading as campaign information.  I truly do not care about college…

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A Need for Mutiny

It is stunning to see such a reversal in the Democrat’s fortune in the course of one year.  As the electorate sees the hopes and dreams degenerate into deficits and taxes, the administration will be inclined to spin the outcome…

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The Magical Fed

The poor business environment is driving down wages and costs, but inflation looms because of the government’s record deficit.  Record low interest rates are not having the desired effect because the recession is more due to political policies than economic.…

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Left Handed Optimism

Sometimes optimism and contrarianism can complement each other.   Here is a thought. The health care bill is so unpopular and causing such outrage that other damaging proposals like the Union Card Check bill and Cap and Trade may have no…

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Rebel Yid’s Five Most Retweeted Postings of 2009

By far the most retweeted posting I ever posted 50 reasons to Oppose Cap and Trade– great article! http://bit.ly/4bN7D0 10 surprising facts about American Health Care http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649 Now who are the deniers http://bit.ly/7TxYjb Obama’s has the least private sector experience…

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The Second Wave of Unemployment

One of my  colleagues in the steel business has closed his business. Like our business his was started by his father in 1955. Ours was started in 1956.  He had about the same number of employees (70)  a year ago…

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The New American Arrogance

One of the commonly acknowledged grave mistakes of the response to the Depression of 1929 was the Smoot Hawley Tarriff, which largely killed foreign trade in an effort to save domestic jobs.  Not only did it make the depression worse…

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