Daily Archives: March 7, 2012
Hans Bader writes about a case in Michigan that is very illuminating. A 24 year-old woman wins a million in the state lottery, but goes right on collecting Food Stamps. She feels “kinda” entitled because, you see, she isn’t working and has lots of bills to pay.
In the latest issue of Time magazine, Rana Foroohar argues that the way to fix marriage in the United States is to fix the economy, and that one of the ways to accomplish that end is through state-subsidized birth control. If you can’t see the correlation between stable family relationships, economic well being, and the proliferation ofContinue Reading
While there is much talk but little action about school lunch cheating in North Carolina, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking the issue more seriously. Christie has issued an executive order creating a task force to investigate fraud in the free and reduced-price lunch program. Bloomberg reports: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is lookingContinue Reading
That he spends $2.5 million on a lobbying effort to get Congress to change the law so his company can avoid $643 million in taxes. Ira Stoll has the details here. I’m glad Buffett got that win. Better that Berkshire Hathaway uses the money than Congress blows it. The trouble is that Buffett keeps sayingContinue Reading
Tad DeHaven writes here about the money lavished on companies that were going to make electric vehicles in Elkhart, Indiana. Poof! Oh, but doesn’t the government have to give these companies “a chance?” No. We have capital markets for that. When people stand to lose their own money, they are far less likely to squanderContinue Reading
The House Select Committee on Education Reform will meet today at 1 pm on the campus of Wake Tech. The agenda has been posted on the NCGA website. Topics to be covered include the following: Deaf Students’ Bill of Rights Implementing Florida’s Advanced Placement Initiative in North Carolina Articulation Issues in Higher Education Nanofibers forContinue Reading
…you generally believe that employers are greedy, exploiting, SOBs but in response to an increase in the minimum wage they will just give all their minimum wage workers pay increases without laying any of them off or continue with their future hiring plans as if nothing has changed.