Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Notable Quote – Patrick McLaughlin, Matt Mitchell, Anne Philpot

by Skip November 14, 2017

Occupational licensing is ostensibly intended to protect the public from unsafe and low-quality service, but there is little evidence this intention is realized. Rather, there is a growing consensus among economists that these rules serve to protect incumbent providers from competition by creating barriers for new entrants that lead to higher prices for consumers. – […]

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“The Rise of Socialism is Absurd”

by Skip November 14, 2017

Given that Millennials are seemingly on a death match towards embracing Socialism, a word from a very, very wise Economics Nobel Prize winner is applicable: It isn’t about the economic system; it IS about human nature. (H/T:

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Data Point – while the rest of the world may need the Paris Accord, we don’t need no stinkin’ Accord

by Skip November 14, 2017

Words are just hot air in this regard.  That’s what they all have.  We, on the other hand, have results: Just eyeballing it here but it seems we’ve reduced our CO2 emissions by more than the rest of them combined. (H/T: NewsBusters)

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The difference between Libertarians and Statist/Progressive Totalitarians

by Skip November 14, 2017

A lady by the name of Jilletta Jarvis is running for Governor of NH and had a Letter to the Editor printed in the Concord Monitor (I do have to give credit to our local Pravda in doing so for a person completely antithetical to their political stances).  In it I read no real surprises […]

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And Progressives actually think people read their signs…

by Skip November 14, 2017

And this is why Progressivism / Socialism / Communism will never work. They believe they can (and should) “evolve” the rest of us to their standards to the point of ignoring the real nature ofhuman nature.  They can’t accept they don’t know enough (without government coercion) how to do so and ignore it when others […]

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Local Media Reports a Majority of “NH Residents Support Gas Tax Increase” When They Don’t

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

In two separate reports feeding off the same research, Fosters.com and the New Hampshire Business Review lead with headlines declaring support for a gas tax increase in New Hampshire. “UNH research: NH residents support gas tax hike.” But do they? Nope. In fact, according to the cited report, a majority oppose them. The NHBR article […]

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Three US Carrier Groups Out for Some “Exercise”

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

  Three F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 115, fly in formation over the aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Nimitz and their strike groups along with ships from the South Korean Navy as they transit the Western Pacific, Nov. 12, 2017. The strike groups are […]

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Self-induced harm

by Skip November 14, 2017

It’s their own fault and they’ve done it to themselves.  What’s worse, they hate the idea of being held accountable, in ANY way, for reducing their taxpayers to being just ATM machines.  In that they are doing a great job because it’s not like they are solving their real problems (e.g., wanting to spend $60 […]

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