Day: January 28, 2015

Portsmouth NH Commission Recommends Eliminating Itself

I’d call this a win for Dan Innis. (SeacoastOnline) PORTMOUTH- In response to Uber ride-sharing drivers now working in the city, the Taxi Commission on Wednesday recommended the elimination of taxi medallions, regulation of taxi fares, city taxi inspections and the Taxi Commission itself. The commission voted unanimously to send a memo to the City …

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I mentioned in our interview with Greg Kline from Red Maryland last Saturday that their new citizen journalism project had inspired me to duplicate something similar here in New Hampshire.  In Maryland, as in New Hampshire, media is pulling the plug on political reporters, not just at the state level, but locally as well.  Fewer …

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Should School Board Members Have To Pay To Access Public School District Documents?

At various school districts in NH there is a growing trend to have elected school board and budget committee members pay thousands of dollars for access to public documents. The NH AG will not get involved and stop this abuse of office by offending superintendents, no surprise. And who in their right mind trusts any …

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Are Stay At Home Parents Robbing the Government of Revenue?

Democrats may not admit this but they believe it all belongs to the government.  All of it. “You didn’t build that” is the bumper-sticker slogan of Marxists everywhere.  You can’t do it without them, you didn’t do it, to which we could add ‘How dare you do it.”  And for the record, any little bit …

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I See Dumb People

ICYMI (AoSHQ) A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk has some additional details on the survey. …

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Notable Quote – David Henderson

Markets teach or encourage at least three virtues: tolerance, honesty, and compassion. – David Henderson (author,  The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey)