Economy Plods on As Fed Sows The Seeds of Destruction

March 27th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

The seasonally adjusted headline number for February Industrial Production crushed economists' expectations, coming in at a month to month gain of 0.6% versus the pros' guesstimate +0.1%.

Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition readers weren't surprised because throughout February we had seen that Federal withholding tax data was showing exceptionally strong gains year to year. That told us that the dour forecasts of clueless economists who were watching the weather, rather than real time hard data, were wrong. We had a good idea that the subsequently released data would surprise on the upside.

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Obamacare: To Enroll Or Not To Enroll? That Is The Question

March 26th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, AAPS Online

The March 31 deadline for enrolling in Obamacare looms over the undecided. Millions of Americans have lost their private health insurance policies because they do not comply with the costly, expanded requirements of the new healthcare law.

Congressman Mike Rogers asked a poignant question: "Why punish the 85% who have earned healthcare coverage under their employer to cover the 15% who do not?" But punishment is exactly what Democrats who voted for Obamacare have done.

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The U.S. vs. Russia: JFK vs. Khrushchev, Again?

March 26th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by

Throughout human history, some leaders are remembered for their achievements (e.g. Deng Xiaoping), while others for their mistakes (e.g. George W. Bush), and still others for both (e.g. Mao Zedong).

What about Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy? Both of them should be remembered for their grave mistakes!

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Three Book Reviews Cover 100 Years

March 25th, 2014
in Op Ed

Individual Unemployment, Aggregate UnImagination and Cultural Inadequacy

by Roger Erickson, Mike Norman Economics Blogspot

Here are three imteresting references on why a job guarantee is common sense from 1892, 1943 and 1987.

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How One Bad Legal Decision Can Beget an Endless Series of Bad Legal Decisions

March 25th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell, www.nofica.com

American law relies heavily on precedent. Later decisions are linked to earlier decisions by a chain of logic that can extend through many decades, all the way back to the Constitution and even earlier.

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