Percy Blakeney

James Madison vs AOC

The Effect of Self Interest Motivation on Income Redistribution There is a transitional gain that occurs when self-interested individuals secure a flow of benefits to be redistributed their way. The flow of benefits gets capitalized into assets with the transfer. Recipients receive only a normal rate of return on their now more highly valued assets. …

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Constitutional Structure Matters To Balance of Power

Where we started: When the founders designed our system of government, they were focused on creating gridlock. That is the heart of balancing of power in our government. They intentionally made our system one whose legitimacy originates from popular support of the governed. When something is controversial in our society it is difficult to change …

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Redistribution: Helping the Poor

Why do Redistribution? A substantial amount of redistribution goes to the average Americans rather than the poor. Government redistribution programs are generally ineffective ways to provide benefits to the poor. They are designed to produce political support for the interest groups receiving the benefits from the programs. Think about Planned Parenthood. How does redistribution work? …

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Many Dems were for a wall before it became Trump’s wall

Sometimes a squabble is about a principle, a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption. Other times it is about a principal, a person who has controlling authority or is in a leading position. Occasionally a squabble is about principle on one side and principal on the other. Such is the case with respect to …

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Survey Of Islamic Beliefs and Practices

Introduction The three Pew Research surveys compiled and analyzed by the Muslim Global Demographic Project encompass about 1.1 billion Muslims. That is about two-thirds of the global Muslim population. Those Muslims live in 39 countries. Not every country was polled in all of the survey questions. What follows is a compilation of the studies’ findings. …

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A Broad Based Study Of Islamic Beliefs and Practices

Introduction Have you ever wanted to know what Muslims beliefs about Islam are? There are many different sects. Sunni’s make up about 85%, Shi’ites about 10%, Sufis, Baha’is, Ahmadiyyas, Druze, Alevis, and `Alawis together make up the rest of Dar al Islam, the Muslim world. Well wait no longer the information has been extracted, compiled …

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Why Is Redistribution Needed?

Redistribution by government is primarily the result of interest groups using the political process to have resources transferred their way. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, this is independent of whether redistribution has an eye toward inequality reduction or not. We have reached a point where we are satisfied with justifications for …

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Part III: Will Market Competition Solve These Issues?

Who Done it? Luigi Zingales is an Italian born MIT doctorate, now Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of two widely reviewed books: “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” and “Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity”. Economic and financial journals have published his work extensively. He has …

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Part II: Big Tech Differences

Who Done it? Luigi Zingales is an Italian born MIT doctorate, now a Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of two widely reviewed books: “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” and “Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity”. His work has been published extensively in economics and financial …

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