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Percy Blakeney

"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

Behavioral Economics

You Don’t Need to Vote on That

Behavioral Economics is the study of psychology as it relates to economic decision making processes. That’s quite a mouthful, right? The two most important questions in the field are: Are economists’ assumptions of utility or profit maximization good approximations of real people’s behavior? And, do individuals maximize subjective expected utility? In an ideal world, all …

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Is the Women’s March a Racist Showcase?

Organizers of a Women’s March slated to take place in northern California next month have canceled the event. In announcing cancellation they expressed fear the participants would be “overwhelmingly white.” Why would they announce cancellation of an event for fear of having too much white participation? Wouldn’t the expectation normally be cancellation for lack of …

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Government now controls 50% of all our goods & services

When our nation was founded, we the people allowed the government, all forms of government combined; municipal, county, state and federal, to control about 10 percent of all of the goods and services produced in the American economy, our economy. That status remained true, more or less, for about 150 years. During that period America …

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We Can’t Balance the Budget But We Can Grow Government

What will the new House of Representative bring us? That’s right, and you better believe it. It is called planning to fail. The new U.S. House leadership has big plans for the next two years. More government is better government right? Here’s a preview of what the Democrats intend, besides impeachment hearings, when they take …

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Kirsten Gillibrand

Sexist, Racist Leftist Gillibrand for President… Really?

Don’t you just love it when leading Leftists like Kirsten Gillibrand, senator from New York, lamented the fact that three white men are leading the polls to be her party’s presidential nominee in 2020? It seems there is too much, not just white privilege, but white male privilege. That is nothing, if not both racist …

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Integrity Is A Cornerstone of Character (Take 2)

California Senator Kamala Harris has gone on record asserting she had no knowledge of harassment allegations leveled against her top aide Larry Wallace. The allegations arose from incidents which occurred while Harris was serving as state Attorney General (AG). Now, in a piece by Alexei Koseff December 14, 2018, the Sacramento Bee reports the California …

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democrats and Taxes

Taxing Texting..

To Democrats, everything should be subject to taxation including free speech. California has plans to tax text messaging according to the Bay Area’s Mercury News. The specifics of tax collection are unclear. The likelihood being the tax will be applied as a flat tax with regulators saying it “could be applied retroactively for five years.” …

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