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May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Health Care Robert May 1 min read

John C. Goodman writes:  This CEO Solved His Company’s Healthcare Problems Without Washington .  “You can’t do anything about the cost or quality of health care if you don’t know what’s happening,” Harris Rosen told me. He was casually dressed, sitting in an office he shares with a large Labrador retriever and a fluffy white poodle. For 40 years Rosen has sat at the same desk,…

 

San Francisco’s Parental Leave Law Is Bad for Business

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Economics, Labor Robert May 1 min read

Abigail R. Hall Blanco writes: San Francisco has become the first city to mandate full pay for parents who take leave on the birth or adoption of a child. According to the legislation, lost pay is the primary reason workers fail to take advantage of existing California law that enables them to receive 55 percent of their wages (and up to 70 percent beginning in 2018)…

 

Capitalism rejected by majority of adults under 30

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Democracy, Economics, Government, Politics Bill B. May 1 min read

Michael F. Haverluck writes:  With the self-proclaimed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) being the hands-down favorite for young Americans looking for a Democratic presidential candidate, the results from a recent survey confirms this Leftist bent, showing that more than half of American adults under 30 reject capitalism. The study conducted by Harvard University was a shocker for many Americans, showing that capitalism is dying in…

 

Democracy’s Death Spiral

John C. Goodman writes:  On Monday, Puerto Rico missed a payment on $422 million worth of bonds. If the United States doesn’t come to the rescue, this will be only the first of many defaults to come. In all, the island has $72 billion in debt and an additional $46 billion in unfunded pension liabilities — totaling more than the country’s annual GDP. As debt…

 

Treasury’s Fannie and Freddie rip-off

May 5th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Government, National Debt Robert May 1 min read

George F. Will writes:  Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervision. Today’s example, involving the government’s expropriation of hundreds of billions of dollars, features three sets of unsympathetic actors — a grasping federal government, a few hedge funds nimble at exploiting the commingling of government and the private sector, and two anomalous institutions…

 

Justice Dept.: No ‘sufficient justification’ for delay in benefits to fallen first responders

Apr 27th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Crime and Police Actions William Nissen 1 min read
  • The Justice Department is processing just over half of death, disability and education benefit claims from police and firefighters within a year’s time — all despite a series of reports issued over the last decade that highlight inefficiency in the process and an infusion of cash meant to resolve backlogs.
 

Four Reasons Why Government Spending Is Even Worse Than Taxes

Ryan McMaken says:  Every year around tax time, we’re reminded of the pain of the income tax. We’re reminded not just of the wealth that is taken, but also of all the time and energy that must be expended helping the federal government estimate just how much they should take from us this year.  

 

Apple Is On Your Side

Feb 22nd, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Government Robert May 1 min read

Katie Kieffer writes: Obama’s order for Apple to let him hack your iPhone is not about fighting terror—it’s about iPhone dominion. This is the equivalent of gun control except in the tech sector. Terrorism is one of the top two issues concerning Americans, including Millennials. You deserve to know why and how Obama’s attack on Apple’s encryption technology threatens your safety.  

 

Donald Trump’s Record of Business Failures and Bluster

Feb 18th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Elections, Politics Robert May 1 min read

J. Christian Adams writes:  Trump earns support from Americans who think he has a Midas touch and will use his business skills to fix the mess President Obama has created. But a closer look at Trump’s record reveals his success story is just that — a story. How many of his supporters know about Trump University? Trump Air? Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump ties, or…