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Trump Steals The Union Vote

From Peggy Noonan at The Wall Street Journal, Trump Tries to Build a ‘Different Party’: The lengthy, public and early meeting with the union leaders was, among other things, first-class, primo political pocket-picking. The Trump White House was showing the Democratic…

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Between the Worker and the Factory Door

from Kevin Williamson at The National Review, What Makes American Workers Great: Workers get paid more because they produce more, not because there’s some coddled predatory halfwit threatening to pass out picket signs. Investment, not union extortion, is what turbocharges…

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Very Selective Outrage over Citizens United

From Mark Hemingway in Reason Magazine, When Open Government Slams Shut: excerpt: Consider the case of organized labor. For all of the Democratic Party’s grandstanding about campaign finance transparency, documenting their biggest fund raising source turns out to be difficult…

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Public Workers vs the Public

Amity Shlaes reviews “Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences” by Daniel DiSalvo in the Wall Street Journal: Excerpts: The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. Since 2009, membership in unions such as the American Federation of State,…

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More on the Minimum Wage

from The Federalist, 11 Facts About The Minimum Wage That President Obama Forgot To Mention:  3) Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Under The Age Of 25 According to federal data, over 55 percent of all federal minimum wage workers are…

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The Ruthless Concentration of Power

Daniel Greenfield writes in Sultan Knish, Government Money, 3/17/13 Excerpts: How much money has flowed from the Obama Administration to its friends in the private sector in just the last year alone? And how much of that money was used…

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Why The Rating Agencies Failed

One factor that undoubtedly influenced the rating agencies was the way they were compensated. For years, the agencies had charged the buyers of the bonds for rating the bonds, a system encouraged by S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch and that led…

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Kennedy Vs Krugman

 In The New York Times, Nobel prize winning fool (a growing breed) Paul Krugman writes the Twinkie Manifesto, 11/18/12. In the article Krugman suggests we return to the tax rates of the 1950 when the highest bracket was 91% and…

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The Public Union Experiment

Jeff Jacoby writes The end nears for a 50-year mistake, 6/10/12. Excerpts: The second harbinger was the plunge in public-employee union membership. The most important of Walker’s reforms, the change Big Labor had fought most bitterly, was ending the automatic…

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Not Just a Wisconsin Victory

I wrote in today’s American Thinker, Why I Sent Money to Scott Walker Excerpt: Scott Walker won because he showed results: a balanced budget and lower taxes.  He did not blame the previous administration for the mess he inherited.  Walker…

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Unions’ Dirty Little Secret

John Fund writes in The National Review Online, If Walker Wins, What Are the Lessons? 6/4/12 A Walker victory will expose for all to see the dirty little secret of the power of public-sector unions in America: It depends on…

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Too Politically Big To Fail

The GM bailout is touted as a huge success for progressive government bailout of failed capitalist ideology.  None of the GOP candidates seem capable of challenging this view.  Everything comes at a cost and the cost of this bailout is…

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Devolving Unions

The history of unions in the American workforce is wrapped up in their quest for political power. Originally unions sought equality in the workforce with the holders of the capital that employed them.  Unifying was a natural choice.  But their…

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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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My Bias

One of the joys of the internet is that you are no longer limited to the tastes and bias of a media elite.  One can focus on the stories, issues and perspectives that interest you and not what a selected…

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Regulatory Myths

A theme I have visited frequently in this blog is the myth that more regulations make us safer or fairer. Often I point out that complex rules and regulation favor established big businesses at the expensive of smaller companies that…

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A Blueprint for a Free City- Sandy Springs, GA

Reason shows how a city got it right. Sandy Springs had a great opportunity and did not waste it.  They broke from the bloated Atlanta government bureaucracy and set up their own city, privatizing most of its services, avoiding public unions…

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The Icarus Unions

My first personal experience with unions thirty years ago was an eye opener. The union campaign against our company was built on lies and intimidation.  They got our employees to vote for the union by promising them that they would…

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Decertifying the State Employee Unions

Mitch Daniels, governor of Indiana, is one of the rising stars of the reinvigorated Republican party. He is fiscally conservative, and has taken innovative action to put his state in the black. Like Chris Christie of New Jersey Mitch is…

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