Archive for November 2014

“If you like your weak economy, you can keep your weak economy”

The tax tail is wagging the economic dog: Effects of Obamacare on Economic Productivity From a talk given October 24, 2014 at Hillsdale College by University of Chicago Professor of Economics, Casey Mulligan: The key economic concept required to understand the labor market effects of the ACA is what economists call “tax distortions.” Tax distortions…

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Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has message for Obama

This video was posted a few days before last night’s Constitution burning party in Obama’s White House. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones recorded this video message to Obama this past Monday asking for immediate immigration reform. He’s not asking for the sort of open-the-flood-gates reform Obama wants; Sheriff Jones wants the border to be closed…

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Net neutrality hasn’t even been enacted and it’s already stifling innovation

Richard Epstein: This past week, we witnessed the occurrence of two events with the capacity to reshape the Internet for the worst. First, the White House offered a full-throated endorsement “for the strongest possible rules” in support of “net neutrality,” which would prevent telecommunications suppliers from offering their customers priority services in exchange for higher rates. The…

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A Civil Rights’ history that is routinely ignored — on purpose

Juan Williams: Say it Loud: Black, GOP and Proud.  As a black Democrat I have to say: 2014 was a marquee year for black Republicans.  But the reaction from the NAACP and black Democrats has been revulsion. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a member of the Democratic House leadership, dismissed Republican South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s…

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Voodoo Crap Junk Science

Police departments don’t use polygraphs because they don’t know that polygraphs are voodoo crap pseudoscience. They know that. They use polygraphs because they think suspects don’t know it. They think a guilty suspect is more likely to refuse a polygraph. Refusal is possible everywhere, the courts know its junk science and so don’t approve warrants…

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