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$15 Minimum Wage = $8 Big Mac Meal

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Liberal Democrats are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour. They claim that it will help millions of Americans to provide for their families and require less government assistance. The argument looks

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AT&T and Verizon think Slow Internet is “Fast Enough”

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The common understanding among big-government proponents (which includes pretty much anyone who has ever voted Republican or Democrat) is that the civil government actually protects its citizens from greedy corporate interests. But what if regulation is actually one of the

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Obama Narrative Falls Apart: Fed Reveals Rich Got Richer Under Obama while the Poor Lost Money

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“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin Reason bounces off liberals like bullets off Superman. They are impervious to any form of logic, which is why, despite their deeply flawed philosophy,

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Why $15 An Hour To Flip Patties Is Outrageous

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“…I also think that there is an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country.” – Ashton Kutcher I’m not sure just where the entitlement mentality comes from, but it’s something

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Market Bulls More Optimistic Than Ever … Uh-Oh

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Nassim Taleb tells a little parable in his excellent book Black Swan. It’s a moral tale about the Thanksgiving turkey. For months leading up to Thanksgiving, it is singled out for good treatment. It is pampered and well-fed by its

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Will Democrats Destroy Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery in November?

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Republican Scott Walker is no stranger to controversy. He was elected to the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010 on the campaign promised of cutting the state’s deficit and balancing the budget and he did just that. After being sworn into

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Federal Reserve Blames Stagnant Economy on Money “Hoarding”

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Inflation is not as high as it “should” be. In spite of the fact that the Federal Reserve has pumped $4.5 trillion dollars of non-existent money into the economy and has held its interest rates at zero percent for six

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Taxi Cabs vs Uber: How Too Much Government Regulation Kills Our Economy

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“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” – Milton Friedman It’s not wholly the fault of Barack Obama that we, as a society, have advanced further into a socialist mindset, but the

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Don’t Raise Minimum Wage, Just Fix the Currency

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With all the talk about minimum wage, most people miss the real culprit for the rising cost of living: inflation. Does it really matter if you make $20 an hour, if every dollar you earn is worth ten cents? Of

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High Taxes Lead to Cigarette Black Market

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Liberals and other big government types think that by heavily taxing certain things, it’ll serve as a disincentive for people to buy those particular things. Like gasoline. The feds want higher gas taxes to “wean” people off dirty fossil fuels

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Should We Place A Moratorium On All Immigration?

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Some ideas are radical, and others only seem radical. But why are some ideas considered radical in the first place?

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Millennials Not Buying Homes

Millennials and Home Ownership

Since they began keeping records, home ownership has never been lower among Americans younger than thirty-five. Which means that millennials are investing less and less in property. Why is this? You probably already knew that millennials are more likely than any

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