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Douglas vs. Storey; Big League vs. Bush League

Bush League

Brothel and TRICster spokesman Kris Thompson took umbrage with my (and Nicole Barde’s) public comment on the Gary Hames Contract item at the Commissioners meeting on June 6th. In her blog (which can be read here) Nicole points out that Kris (a master of deflection), suggested that somehow, because Nicole …

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Whatever You Call This Health Care Mess, It’s Not Insurance

The House of Representatives has just passed a statute it represents as “repealing and replacing Obamacare.” This legislation, now awaiting what promises to be major challenges in gaining the Senate’s approval, does amend certain aspects of the Obamacare setup, but all in all the changes are less than earth-shaking, and …

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The Free Market at work: Fidget Spinning

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinning Explained, Defended, and Celebrated A parent was discussing her child’s obsession with home-made edible slime, feeling some relief that this trend had displaced the annoying bottle-flipping craze of early 2016. Unbeknownst to her, slime is about to be displaced in turn by the newest fashion: fidget spinning.  In …

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History Is on the Side of Tax Cuts

cut taxes

Donald Trump is proving he has a mild grasp oft the economy killing nature of confiscatory tax rates. He cut taxes last week but raised taxes er… tariffs on Canadian Lumber killing 8600 jobs and slowing the American housing market. Ronald Reagan learned from his first hand experience. Tax and …

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The Judy Black Case – Exploitation Is Not Good

exploitation |ˌekˌsploiˈtāSH(ə)n| noun 1 the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work: the exploitation of migrant workers. 2 the action of making use of and benefiting from resources: the Bronze Age saw exploitation of gold deposits. 3 the fact of making use of a situation to gain unfair advantage for …

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Actually, Life Is Pretty Awesome

life is awesome

Life is awesome. In fact, it’s so awesome so constantly that we’ve gotten used to it, and whenever one thing goes wrong, we start complaining and thinking that everything is suddenly terrible. Thus we have the phrase “First World problems.” Naturally we also complain about things that are genuinely bad, …

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The U.N. Has Absolutely No Idea How Economic Growth Works

Reprinted with permission from FEE.org The U.N. Has Absolutely No Idea How Economic Growth Works I’ve been at the United Nations this week for both the 14th Session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters as well as the Special Meeting of ECOSOC on International Cooperation …

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