Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
1. Government can provide you with absolutely nothing except that which it has first taken from somebody else.2. A government big enough to give you want you want, is big enough to take everything you have.3. A free people are not economically equal, and an economically equal people are not free.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is really all you need to know about the government's stupid Cash for Clunkers program. GMU Economics professor Russ Roberts shows how easy this blogging thing must be for a true professional. See here.
Imagine you’re a member of Congress. You’re a fan of the Cash for Clunkers program. You discover that the $1 billion that Congress budgeted for the program has been spent in FOUR DAYS. The program is now out of money. What do you do?
A. Realize that $4500 per clunker was too big a subsidy and that you can achieve the same effects with a much smaller amount.
B. Worry that maybe there is some fraud in the program and that some of the cash isn’t going to clunkers
C. Increase the budget by $2 billion
The correct answer for clunkheads is C, of course. That’s the wise choice when you are spending other people’s money. What fun that must be!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
A very personal story from Ilana Mercer . . .
"Code Blue, intensive care unit," "Code Blue, intensive care unit!"
When the Code-Blue alarm sounded over the hospital's loudspeaker system, my husband and I knew it sounded for our daughter. It was 11 p.m. The hallways of the British Columbia hospital were dark. Only one emergency operating theatre was in use. She was in it. The skeletal staff came running. Resuscitation carts were rushed toward the theatre.
My own heart nearly stopped, because she is my heart.
The rest of the story can be found here.