Category Archive: The Economy

A Few Quick Thoughts on Keystone XL

Last night, the Senate defeated an effort to push through the Keystone XL pipeline project. This was ostensibly an effort to save Mary Landrieu’s seat in Louisiana. But I doubt passage would saved her.

I’m finding the arguments against Keystone XL severely wanting. Critics points out that most of the jobs created will be temporary. But those same critics insist that we should engage in massive stimulus spending to create … temporary jobs in … Read more

If you think Obama didn’t know this…

And by “this” I mean his threat to implement a vastly unpopular amnesty program – amongst voters of both parties – to buy votes from illegal aliens that would then be able to suck at the government’s teat and become dependents the democrat party could count on, that Black Jesus claims he will do by executive order if the wrascally republicans don’t do what he wants – despite the outcome of the last elections, where … Read more

Of course they are his allies on this!

For now, that is. Yeah, health insurers are stepping up to help Obama defend the despicable Obamacare law, and that should surprise no one. The law is terrible for consumers, but great for both government that wants to get its mitts into the health insurance decision making process and money, as well as a financial boon – at least in the short term – to the evil insurance companies that the left created this … Read more

The Latest From the Keynesian Front

A couple of years ago, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instituted a program that made Keynesians everywhere wer their pants with joy. Abenomic consisted of fiscal stimulus (i.e., spending), quantitative easement (aka inflation) and structural reform. The result?

Japan is now in a recession. Oh, and their debt is up 230% of the GDP.

Now doubtless the Keynesians will have explanations for it. Keynesianism can never fail; it can only be failed. The Hoover … Read more

Slackers on the rise

Frankly I am surprised that as many as 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth have admitted that they don’t want a job, in a system that’s clearly bloated and inefficient, robbing the productive to buy votes, and that tragically favors receiving assistance over working.

You eventually will run out of productive people willing to be fleeced, as the recent election results here in the US show. Those altruistic do-gooders the left counts … Read more

Forced charity is still bullshit

The new pope is making the case that caring for the poor doesn’t make you a communist, and he is right. What can be argued makes you a communist, or if you want to be pedantic and stick to the definition that communism means the state owns everything, what it makes you is a collectivist douchebag, is when you expect government to do it after it uses force to confiscate the earnings of others, … Read more

It sucks to have a shitty religion

Just yesterday, because my company announced changes to our benefit enrollment plans and opened up enrollment this week, I was having a discussion with a hard core lefty and Obama supporter about the fact that the costs have yet again gone up, the plan offerings have gone down, and providers have yet again been restricted. In addition to now making every employee with healthcare that has a spouse with access to her own plan (from … Read more

Those that experience true Progressive paradise on earth

Sooner than later, if given the opportunity, will gravitate back towards capitalism, and that’s despite the inequality and unfairness, as this survey of support for a free market, especially amongst those that have firsthand experience with collectivism points out.

Despite the fact that most people are very concerned about the gap between the rich and the poor in their country, majorities across the globe are willing to accept some inequality to have a free market

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Protectors of the little people, indeed….

As someone that lives in a blue state and has seen the hypocrisy of the collectivist that pretend to do the shit they do to protect the little people from the “evil Korporashuns and their desire to actually serve shareholders over acting as bank accounts for social justice warriors” and the “evil wealthy that never pay enough taxes”, I am not surprised to find out that the truth is quite differentRead more

No bad news for the demcorats until after the election…

The sycophants in the media, in order to protect the democrats and this criminal administration in particular, are also holding off on a lot of information that would be detrimental to the collectivist powers that be. Picking a replacement for that criminal Eric Holder? Not until after the election. The Secret Service scandals? Not until after the election. The whole Ebola disaster that’s unwinding right now as the CDC crashes & burns and the powers … Read more

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