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Watch this student argue for “free” college while demonstrating how cheap her education already has been…

Posted: November 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

This video ^ is 9 minutes long (that’s just a screenshot, you can see the real thing at the bottom of the post). If you can’t handle 9 minutes of stupidity and abject ignorance then don’t watch. I got to the 4 minute mark (having not realized how long the video really was) and literally […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Todd Zywicki: Pitfalls of Consumer-Minded Debt Collector Regulations

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 9:50 am   /   Politics

Tweet In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Mercatus Center senior fellow Todd Zywicki. Zywicki’s new paper, “The Law and Economics of Consumer Debt Collection and Its Regulation,” examines the pitfalls of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s proposals to protect consumers from abuse by debt collection agencies. Sketchy […]

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A Five Minute Crash Course on the Greek Crisis

Posted: November 3, 2015 at 5:00 am   /   Politics

The economic and financial turmoil in Greece has been in and out of headlines frequently over the last few months. The Greeks claim austerity measures have only made things worse, while the EU claims Greece continues to fail the austerity measure put in place to receive future bailouts. In this video, we explain what has […]

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Greece Should Default

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 6:28 am   /   Politics

Newly reelected Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras expects that by early 2017 Greece will be able to access bond markets, from which it has been virtually cut off since it lost investor confidence in 2010. If it is unable to meet this timeline, it will be forced to rely on further bailouts or go bankrupt. […]

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‘Loonie’ Canadians Elect Spendthrift Regime Despite Success with Cutting Spending

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 5:00 am   /   Politics

Last week, Canada elected a new Liberal Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has vowed to massively boost public spending and run several years of deficits, arguing that the “infrastructure deficit” is bigger than the fiscal deficit. He claims that such stimulus spending will spur economic growth. But in the video below, economist Stephen Davies looks […]

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End Impunity for Tax Slackers, Cheaters and Crooks

Posted: October 29, 2015 at 10:38 am   /   Politics

Tweet The Congressional Budget Office just estimated that the federal budget deficit would reach $425 billion this year. That’s an additional $1,300 of debt for each American man, woman and child. The federal government could make a sizeable dent in that figure — without raising taxes or cutting spending — if it simply did a […]

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New York Times’ Solution to Fiscal Problems: Eat the Rich

Posted: October 28, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   Politics

The New York Times came out with an article last weekend claiming how much good raising taxes on the country’s wealthiest could do: [W]hat could a tax-the-rich plan actually achieve? As it turns out, quite a lot… the government could raise large amounts of revenue exclusively from this small group, while still allowing them to […]

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9 Sad little charts about the economy

Posted: October 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

Found these at Free Republic, the source attributed there was the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Some people say there’s a connection to these charts that rhymes with “o blah blah.” But I don’t see it… ;-/ Originally posted at

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Satan in the Oval Office

Posted: August 23, 2015 at 8:03 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Until I was 68 years old, it never occurred to me that I could actually hate someone I had never even met, unless, of course, his name was Stalin or Hitler or had been found guilty of murder, rape or child molestation. But, then, I never dreamed that America would ever elect a president as […]

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