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Nov 27 2014
 by Bill B. May
POLITICS
 
 

THANKSGIVING

A Lesson In Property Rights And Free

Enterprise

Sartell Prentice Jr. tells us some history of Thanksgiving and in it, the lessons of Liberty become evident.  The Pilgrims were about to starve when they gave up the progressive/communist theories of production.  They then experimented with free enterprise and property rights.  Voila, success.  Why do people ignore these great lessons of history?   I think most people are embarrassed that they have an inner self-interest, despite years of indoctrination from schools, the media, politicians and others who don't want people to respond to their natural impulses. 
The self-interest is wired into our brains just like it is in the animal kingdom.  We can reason with ourselves that we should "share" as we've been taught, but the lesson finally comes out that if we share our things, maybe the others will share with us.  BUT that is self-interest, fundamentally.  We should share because it is in our self-interest.  Simple as all that:  Communism will never work. Yet the elite academicians still think we should try as it would be a better world if we did.   The trials of such approaches have universally failed throughout history.  Quit trying.

Thanksgiving: Turkey, Parades, Shopping

Deals

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
 

MEDICARE ISSUES

Medicare And The Free Market

David R. Henderson saysSome beneficiaries of Medicare, the federal government’s medical insurance system for the elderly, are finding that doctors are unwilling to accept them as patients. According to a study by Sandra L. Decker of the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2011, 17 percent of doctors would not accept new Medicare patients. The problem: Doctors cannot legally charge more for a service than the amount that Medicare pays, and Medicare often pays a low amount. That’s a classic recipe for a shortage of doctors.
He provides a common sense solution.  Let doctors charge what they want.  Medicare pays what it will, the patient pays the rest.  All kinds of difficulties with Medicare will be solved immediately.  Doctors will become available, prices will settle into what the market says they should be, and people will start to realize what fixing a pimple actually costs. 

THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?

Colorado Mastodon Bones Show Ancient

Warmer Earth

A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.

BLACK ISSUES

Ferguson: Click Here To Read The Grand Jury

Documents And Testimony

The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the testimony and evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
 
Several articles posted today on both sides of the Ferguson mess. 
 

NEWSBALANCE

We post many more articles than highlighted on this page.   Some are highly ranked but don't meet my notion of deserving special attention, perhaps because they were covered recently.   I invite you to peruse all the posted articles, or maybe just the liberal onesor the conservative ones
 
 
 
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