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What Biologists Don’t Get About Cooperation and Capitalism

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 6:45 am   /   Friends

Competition is an essential part of a capitalist economy. It drives businesses to innovate and to provide consumers with cheaper and better products. If businesses fail to innovate, they go under. The marketplace can be a brutal place – just think of the way in which Netflix disposed of Blockbuster. “Capitalism without failure is like […]

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Consumer Protection Doesn’t Require Government Intervention

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   Friends

Capitalism is a wondrous human institution for the mutual betterment for all in society. Yet, critics often insist that market systems enable sellers to take advantage of buyers, because those on the demand-side often lack the specialized knowledge that suppliers possess, thus, enabling a misrepresentation of what is for sale. However, market competition generates the […]

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Watch Today’s Conference Meeting on the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 5:57 am   /   Friends

This is it—the moment we’ve been waiting for. This afternoon, the open House-Senate conference meeting on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will begin—and it will be live-streamed for all the world to see. More jobs. Fairer taxes. Bigger paychecks. That’s what’s driving this conversation. The current tax code is too long, too complicated, and […]

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Ms. Smith goes to Washington

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 5:46 am   /   Friends

(Scott Johnson) Minnesota Governor Dayton will announce this morning that he has chosen Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to succeed Al Franken in the Senate upon Franken’s resignation. Franken has stated his intention to resign but left the timing vague. Once Dayton makes his announcement this morning I trust that Franken’s departure will follow in due […]

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Time to Understand: Accusations Are Not Convictions

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 4:20 am   /   Friends

by FRANK SALVATO December 13, 2017 To say that the media is knee-jerk and irresponsible is to make the understatement of the millennium. To say that the American people are gullible to their knee-jerk is to speak a sad truth. On no other subject is this more relevant than the matter of sexual harassment claims. […]

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No Neutral Ground: The Problem of Net Neutrality

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 4:00 am   /   Friends

By: Brian Dellinger On November 21, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to revisit its Obama-era internet regulations. It seems likely that the resulting vote will repeal the policies often referred to as net neutrality. The name is, perhaps, misleading; to support net neutrality is to support placing the internet more fully under government supervision. The […]

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President Trump: Gillibrand “Would Do Anything” for My Campaign Contributions

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 3:34 am   /   Friends

by SUSAN JONES December 13, 2017 Scorning the reappearance of his female accusers, President Trump on Tuesday went after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who called for his resignation on Monday. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long […]

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Beyond Immigration

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 2:00 am   /   Friends

(Steven Hayward) I’m for ending chain-immigration as well as having a more robust general immigration policy, but it is not clear that the problem of radical jihadism, as demonstrated once again by the bomber in New York yesterday, is mostly attributable to lax current immigration practice. The real problem is more with home-grown radicalization, which […]

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Strzok-Page texts show hatred of Trump by the two ex-Team Mueller members

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm   /   Friends

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Examiner has obtained hundreds of text messages between Peter Strzok — the agent on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who was demoted for critical messages about President Trump — and his alleged mistress Lisa Page, a lawyer also assigned to the probe. The messages were provided by the Justice Department to […]

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