Archive for August 2015

Another view on Trump

Many attribute Donald Trump’s recent political ascendancy as a reaction to the elite establishment of the Republican party showing a distaste for conservatism and its own conservative voters. While it’s true that disaffected Republican voters are strong Trump supporters, as Peggy Noonan seems to have just now realized to her shock and amazement, Angelo Codevilla…

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Why the insurance industry wanted Obamacare

Obamacare gives big windfall to insurance companies as quality of healthcare declines. Estimates for 2016 show that insurance companies around the country are seeking premium rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under Obamacare turned out to be sicker than expected. Not only are insurance companies shifting more costs…

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Carbon credits = carbon scam

Carbon Offsets Dramatically Increased Carbon Emissions. That’s the finding of a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute, which investigated carbon credits used to offset greenhouse gas emissions under a UN scheme. As one of the co-authors of the report put it, issuing these credits “was like printing money.” The BBC reports: As a result of…

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Search for truth

“Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.” —H.L. Mencken On college campuses in America the truth is considered hate speech and must be suppressed. by the speech police.

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Minimum wage laws hurt low-wage workers

Minimum wage laws reduce employment. By making it illegal for anyone to work for less than say, ten dollars per hour, government makes those who would only be employable at $8, $9, or $9.99 per hour unemployed. When those worth less than the mandated minimum are shut out of the labor market they lose the opportunity to gain skills…

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Good News For Single Geezers

Millennial  women are dating older men, sometimes men twice their age.  Here’s why: There have never been more advantages to relationships with older men, precisely because Tinder and its ilk have made dating feel impossible to those of us who don’t want to participate in the battle of who-cares-less. Reach back two decades and you are…

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The counter argument against drug legalization

This will be the Cliff Notes version. The arguments in favor of drug legalization are based on two basic themes. The “Liberty” argument and the “Cut Out the Middle Man” argument. The liberty argument is that since we all own our own bodies nobody, neither the government nor anyone else has the right to decide…

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