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“Maximum Facts About the Minimum Wage”

I’m against a Government-mandated minimum wage. The agreement between two people about the remuneration for one’s talents and time and that of the person paying that remuneration should remain between those two people.

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Are You Part of the Top 1%?

Inspired by Skip’s recent Notable Quote post from Café Hayek, I got to thinking about the basic differences between a free market economic system and socialism.

We Are At War To Be ‘We The People’ Again

Notable Quote – for both Bruce Currie and Jeanne Dietsch

The Left is smitten, even in love with the word “greed,” but always directed toward Capitalists. They use it to smear the true meaning behind capitalism, which is in the service of others. If a Capitalist isn’t serving someone else’s needs, he isn’t going to sell products and will go broke.

Affordable Housing?

by NH State Rep Mike Sylvia  | We hear a lot lately about the need for affordable housing. Depending upon the context and the perspective, affordable housing can mean different things to different people.

Budgets

Tales from the BudComm: where either the Selectmen or the Town Administrator aren’t hep with a Free Marketplace

“Actually, the town has MADE it their issue.“ Tonite was the organizational meeting for the Budget Committee – and the last year of my last term per my promise to TMEW (The Most Esteemed Wife).  Pretty much a time to quickly review the minutes of the last meeting, vote for Chair and Vice-Chair, and sign …

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Eco-Socialism

DISQUS Doodlings: “If we want to make better decisions or do things in our society’s self-interest, we need to be tricked into doing them”

Yeah, Treehugger time again: “Environmentalists aren’t voting. This plan could help”. Environmentalists are shockingly bad at voting. During the 2014 midterm, only 21 percent of environmentalist registered voters actually voted, compared to 44 percent of general registered voters. Environmental problems are, by their very “nature,” large-scale problems that require large-scale solutions. That’s why voting is so important — the government …

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In New Hampshire, you pay more for electricity thanks to legislators

BY ANDREW CLINE  (reformatted, emphasis mine  – Skip) In a market, consumers have numerous opportunities to pay more for products or services they value, even if lower-cost alternatives are available. Consider how the market for beer works. While most people buy low-cost, mass-produced beers, hipsters and beer snobs can enjoy artisanal IPAs, provided they’re willing to pay …

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