Category Archives: Economic Freedom

Letter to Pope Francis: World Needs Freedom to End Poverty

This is my open letter to Pope Francis that is being published the week of his visit to America.  I share it to shed light on the causes and cures of world poverty. Your Holiness, Pope Francis: Welcome to America! I share your deeply-held concern for the poor of the world.  My concern for global poverty and destitution [...]
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The New Emerging Drone Industry – Will Regulations Keep It from Getting Off the Ground?

Drones are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  They are simply robots that fly and can perform any number of productive tasks such as taking photographs or videos of homes and commercial properties for real estate agents.  Other potential uses include monitoring farm lands and crops, overseeing drilling sites, and tracking construction projects.  Drones can also be [...]
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Congress vs. The President – An Election Mandate and Next Steps

In my opinion, the 2014 elections sent a clear message to Washington. In fact, I think it gave a very powerful and historical mandate to political leaders that can be summarized as follows: 1. America is way off-track. Get America back on track. 2. As Americans, we are distressed over how the nation is being led. [...]
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Sorry Socialists and Progressives … Businesses Create Jobs!

If you listen to at least one public figure, corporations and businesses don’t create jobs.  I’m sorry, socialists and progressives, but businesses do create jobs!  Please look at the empirical evidence, look at the economic data, look at the economic theory that supports a mountain of economic evidence.  No government in the history of the [...]
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America’s Greatest Political and Economic Lesson in the Last 125 Years

What is America’s greatest political and economic lesson in the last 125 years?  Can you guess what it is?  Have you thought about it?  What one lesson would you tell your children and grandchildren about America that stands out over the last century and a quarter? The Wall Street Journal recently took the time and effort [...]
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Will America Erect an Iron Tax Curtain around us to Keep Corporations in?

In a powerful and profound Editorial this week, The Wall Street Journal presents new information from the Tax Foundation that America’s tax burden on businesses is nearly the worst in the industrialized world.  That’s right, America is ranked number 32 out of 34 of industrialized nations that are part of the OECD (Organization for Economic [...]
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In Case Your Taxes aren’t High Enough, Now Suggestions for “Meat Taxes”

Chances are you think your taxes are high enough.  But, just in case your taxes are not high enough, some are now suggesting imposing “meat taxes.” In The Wall Street Journal this week, an article discusses the idea of “meat taxes.”  Why you ask?  It seems like a number of people are concerned that meats contribute [...]
Also posted in Agriculture, Climate Change, Environmental Socialism, Food Industry, Global Warming, Taxes, Uncategorized | Comments closed

How Will America Make Up for those 830,000 Barrels of Lost Oil Each Day?

Well, it happened.  According to a June 20, 2014 editorial in Investor’s Business Daily, the Ottawa government finally made a decision to build a pipeline to Canada’s west coast.  From there, the crude oil will probably be shipped to Asia from a supertanker port. Unfortunately for America, the administration refused to approve Keystone, despite the fact [...]
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What does Uber’s Taxi App say about Taxi Regulations?

Getting a taxi in many cities has now been dramatically changed.  Uber is the mobile app that allows people to order a taxi ride from their mobile phone.  Potential customers need to download the Uber app and open an account.  Then, it takes a few clicks to order a taxi ride.  No need for a [...]
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions – The EPA to Propose 30% Limitations – A Top Story This Week

This week’s top news story seems to be about the EPA proposing a new rule on carbon dioxide emissions.  The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Washington Post are all carrying top news stories on Sunday night, June 1st, on the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions.  According to the WSJ, the EPA will mandate power [...]
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