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As my Kos signature has said for most of my increasingly lengthy membership in this esteemed venue: Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free. And I always love to step ...
by dweb8231
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 02:44 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
The Arizona Chamber has decided to take a run at capping rates on legal funding in Arizona to push its agenda of banning legal funding as a cornerstone of its tort reform movement. Yet ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Feb 07, 2015 at 08:37 PM PST with 5 Recommends
According to the jacket blurb, THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our ...
by hlsmlane
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 06:42 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Well, it would probably end up being a pretty short 'party' -- just ask the state of Georgia, when they tried this trick a few years ago ... Georgia’s New Immigration Law Leading To Crops Rotting ...
by jamess
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 06:01 PM PST with 12 Recommends
That Chicken just didn't turn itself into a tasty 3-Piece Dinner, now did it? [...] Spanish predominates, but is not the only foreign language. Lao is heard from a couple in the corner, and a ...
by jamess
Comment Count 83 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 12:29 AM PST with 11 Recommends
President Obama proposed executive action on immigration, is measured, thoughtful and even Economically-based. So much so that he's hardly getting a "ringing endorsement" from the beneficiaries of ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 03:26 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Convicted felon, adulterer, pathological liar and right-wing shill Dinesh D'Souza has spent years preaching the virtues of the 'free market' and its 'invisible hand'. The fact that D'Souza and his ...
by Retroactive Genius
Comment Count 180 comments on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 04:37 AM PDT with 366 Recommends
Many Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have been waging a war on themselves for awhile to prove that they really do not have free market/free enterprise/anti-regulation principles, or at ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:01 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Now that Comcast is apparently going to be merging with Time Warner, net neutrality is dead, and vertical integration is all the rage, it's worth remembering the glorious benefit Americans are ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 02:54 PM PST with 75 Recommends
Big Insurance versus Legal Funding 2014, Round 3 (also know as "she turned me into a newt...") If you are ready to see how a model bill turns into a law at the state level, this Wednesday morning ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM PST with 0 Recommends
One has to love Republicans when they trip over each other to contradict their own principals. Governor Pence of Indiana took a bold stance by making his third executive order not to introduce any ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 05:36 AM PST with 1 Recommend
A report on 89.3FM KPCC (The Marketplace) tonight in Los Angeles created a dramatic shift in my attitudes towards the ultimate end game of Obamacare. For many months now my excitement about the ACA ...
by ConservativeBrainTrust
Comment Count 117 comments on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 11:50 PM PST with 55 Recommends
US Chamber and Big Insurance want free markets and limited government for themselves, but attack Legal Funding industry with price controls and onerous regulation I have promised to explain more ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 06:53 PM PST with 8 Recommends
How does an advocacy group have both an Institute for Legal Reform (IFLR) and a National Chamber Litigation Center? One group that attempts to weaken consumer rights and access to the court system, ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 09:07 AM PST with 5 Recommends
The real problem with 'Obamacare' (aka ACA) -- It's still not a 'single payer' vital 'public service' for all who need it. "The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 08:51 AM PST with 9 Recommends
In a capitalist society such as the United States, the economic principle of "free markets" and "supply-and demand" compliments the theory that consumers are "job creators", just as jobs that pay a ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Originally published in Blogspot 07/12/2012 Abstract arguments over the role of government in the marketplace are meaningless unless they apply to the realities of actual life. Listening to ...
by 1stilkairs
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 10:16 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
While growing up during the Vietnam War and Nixon era, as a much younger man, I used to be very anti-government. I was an ignorant, naive and rebellious "anti-establishment" radical. At the time, I ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Big news on the labor front. Yesterday, port workers in Hong Kong ended a 40-day strike after winning a 9.8% pay increase. This came after an initial demand for a 20% increase, which was ...
by aguadito
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:59 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
We, the CEOs of the United States, as the job creators, will always fully commit to: Continue to primarily support Republicans, as they better protect the interests of the largest banks and multi-...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:50 AM PDT with 6 Recommends