Month: June 2012

Obamacare

Here’s What’s Great About the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision

In the Ronald Reagan movie Kings Row, Reagan plays Drake McHugh, whose legs are sawn off by a sadistic, class-conscious doctor. Everyone remembers the line “Where’s the rest of me?” No remembers what happens after that. I’ll fill you in. McHugh’s best friend, a psychiatrist, decides to tell McHugh (Reagan) the truth: his legs were …

Economics and Economy

Business Insider Has No Idea Where Money Comes From

I love some things about Business Insider.  Mostly its great headlines. Unfortunately, sometimes its writers show an ignorance of basic economics in their rush to catapult Obama to a second term.  Joe Weisenthal is just the latest example. Joe tries to claim that economic recovery in the US is retarded by loss of public sector …

Economics and Economy

Richard Florida Has the Relationship Between Home Ownership and Growth All Wrong

In a column intended to attract readers, not to promote hard economics, Rotman University economist Richard Florida declares that home ownership is terrible for the US Economy. The problem is, like many economists, Florida’s understanding of home ownership is 180 degrees ass-backwards.  Florida thinks that home ownership is supposed to cause economic growth. Instead of …

Action, Obamacare

Obamacare Ruling Comes Down This Week, and We’re Having a Tea Party

Pack clothes, flags, and signs for an Obamacare Tea Party at Forest Park on Art Hill this week.  The rally will begin at 7:00 PM on the day the Supreme Court rules. We don’t know the day, but we do know the time: 7:00 pm in Forest Park on Art Hill (map below). The most …

Limited Government

Here’s One Way the Government’s Making Medicine Worse in America

I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important.  Here’s what is: It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system.   In the old days, the doctor took notes.  Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, …

Activism, Economics and Economy

You’ll Never Guess Who’s About to Become Obama’s Biggest Nightmare

In 2008, we heard all about the youth movement for Obama.  We heard that the enormous Millennial Generation, born between 1982 and 2001, would destroy the GOP and everything America once stood for–like jobs, family, faith, and hard work.  And when Obama won, many believed the tales of the Obama Youth. But many were wrong. …