Monthly Archives : April 2015

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Bernie Sanders: Wrong About Social Security

Post hoc ergo propter hoc… After this, therefore because of this… The original Social Security Act was passed in 1935. A lot has changed in the past 80 years. Sanders wants you to believe that the reduced number of seniors…

0 Comments / 300 View / April 30, 2015

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Should min-wage be enough to finance lifestyle choices?

Is a 2-bedroom apartment an essential entitlement for someone making minimum wage, or is it a luxury? Doesn’t sound like much, but you know who can afford to live in a 2-bedroom apartment? Me. And my family of 4. With…

0 Comments / 34 View / April 30, 2015

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Common Core’s Failing Grade

It’s Common Core testing season for public schools, and many parents in my state of NY are opting their children out of the test. As a parent, taxpayer, and libertarian, I am against the program on several levels. Like many…

0 Comments / 27 View / April 30, 2015

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Of all the voices saying “You can’t,” the loudest is the one in your head.

Social media has been ablaze with talk of the Baltimore riot. What I find astounding is the large number of Social Justice Warriors condoning or celebrating the acts of violence being committed by these rioters. Assuming that the Baltimore police…

0 Comments / 39 View / April 30, 2015

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Can America Afford Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax?

With Tax Day and Tax Freedom Day being over, one would think that the time for dealing with taxes is done. It isn’t, at least in Congress. Apparently, there is a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare,…

0 Comments / 34 View / April 30, 2015

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The contributions of Market Capitalism to economic prosperity

Since WWII, the world has seen the collapse of communism and the expansion of international trade. Since the time of Adam Smith economists have believed that both markets and trade are important contributors to economic growth and ultimately human flourishing….

0 Comments / 355 View / April 29, 2015

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Facing Competition, McDonald’s Increases Minimum Wage

When employers doll out wage increases, the announcement is usually met with appreciation and enthusiasm. For McDonald’s, however, their recent wage increases and new benefits were met with criticism and demands for more. McDonald’s will be raising wages by about…

0 Comments / 30 View / April 27, 2015

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Just say ‘yes’

0 Comments / 33 View / April 26, 2015

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The fantasy of ‘Democratic Socialism’

Democratic socialism is political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a socialist economic system. The socialist party of the United States’ website declares, “We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible.” Similarly, the Democratic Socialists of America states:…

1 Comment / 728 View / April 23, 2015

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By How Much Does Mass Incarceration Reduce Violent Crime, and Should It Be Barred as Public Policy?

Originally posted on February 16, 2015 Violent crime levels are at their lowest in nearly four decades, which is celebratory indeed. The question of why the rates have been on the decline is a more complicated debate. Part of it is because…

0 Comments / 27 View / April 23, 2015