Economics

Underreported story of the week: American-Mexican bilateral trade deal

“…Both the U.S. and Mexico have removed trade barriers, eliminated tariffs and subsidies…” My, my – it looks like the use of tariffs as an economic tool (when wielded correctly) is actually having a positive result.  As a Free Trader, if nationally based and anti-free trade tariffs and subsidies are eliminated, this can only be …

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There’s a reason why NH ranks much higher than Maine

Reformatted, emphasis mine: “…The compilation data is stunning. In many of the selected reports, Maine lagged far behind New Hampshire for competitiveness for new industry, tax burden, cost of doing business, workforce education, infrastructure, regulatory environment and labor supply. New Hampshire came in, nationally, as the 15th best state in terms of business climate and …

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Notable Quote – Jacob Viner

Beyond, moreover, its material benefits, it is clear that for Adam Smith laissez faire had ethical or moral value in that it left to the individual unimpaired “liberty” to which he had a natural right. It is quite probable, therefore, that Adam Smith would have rejected an extensive program of state regulation of economic enterprise …

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Data Point – Tired of all that WINNING! yet? Hardest hit: Obama

IF true, that would be 2.5 times MORE than Obama’s “get used to the 2% new normal as it will never change” economic results.  For those Progressives that are mathematically and economically challenged (I know, I used to tutor them back in the day in college), this is YUUGGGEEE!  Now if we can only freeze …

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And another SJW at work (that is, making herself feel good about herself) but…

…hurting the ones she professes to believe to be oppressed and MUST be set free by Government Decree (emphasis mine): Actress Sarah Jessica Parker recently held a gala to raise funds for the One Fair Wage campaign which is designed to raise wages for those in the restaurant industry.  Some tickets went for $50,000 and each …

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Notable Quote – Prof. Don Broudreau

Economic competition is the most reliable and incorruptible form of regulation. If in free markets that are unsullied by government favoritism an airline mistreats its passengers or a bank is careless with its customers’ deposits, the market punishes these firms with losses and, if they don’t mend their ways, with bankruptcy. In other words, when …

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Quick Thought – Another view of “Neal Kurk’s Assault on the Truth” – Amelia M Keane is economically illiterate

Ed does a good job at taking apart NH State Rep (and House Finance Chair) Neil Kurk who deliberately wanted SB193 to fail and used all kinds of #FullOfShiff reasons to deliberately state untrue (IMHO) crap to persuade the ignorant-of-the-real-workings of the bill. You’d think that he’d think the whole thing over even if just …

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Obamacare claims more victims: Juicy Couture. Clueless employees, though

Capitalism is easy to understand; here are Skip’s Rules: Rule Number 1: The company owns the job.  Not you.  While good employers care about their employees, the Company comes first, long term. Rule Number 2: Companies exist to make a profit. You have their job until you no longer help them make a profit. Rule …

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Todd I. Selig – Economic Ignoramus or Just Deceptive?

Porous condoms, bustiered moobed construction workers, medieval royal exclamations with a dash of Dorothy skipping rubies down the golden road all at the expense of some poor statist once-a-plebe trying to ply more cash from the pockets of his neighbors to meet his illusory expectation of what should be done and pretending to solve a …

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