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  • Those Rotten Rich People Behaving Badly Again

    The Left loves to berate the “rich” for not paying their “fair share” and for simply being rotten meanies who’ve won life’s lottery and don’t give a darn about the rest of us. Wrong. A firm that follows the habits of those with $30 million or more in assets shows…
    donnamartinez, December 11, 2014
  • “kicking some workers to the curb in order to pay other workers more.”

    I often wonder why those who argue for increasing the minimum wage are so dismissive of the people who will be hurt by their plan. There’s no doubt that hiking the wages for some will be a benefit to that group. But what about the people who won’t be hired…
    donnamartinez, December 10, 2014
  • If It’s OK In Higher Ed, Why Isn’t It OK In K-12?

    Ask folks why they think about the K-12 public school system and you’re likely to hear it’s a mostly one-size-fits-all system that doesn’t allow a whole lot of options. Ask folks what they think about colleges and universities, and lack of choices rarely makes the list of complaints. In a…
    donnamartinez, December 9, 2014
  • Ladies, Do You Really Want To Be A Quota?

    Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women’s Forum takes a look at Germany’s new draft law that would force companies to appoint women to three of 10 supervisory board seats. I find it highly offensive that in 2014, this patronizing action is even considered. Are women so weak, so…
    donnamartinez, December 8, 2014
  • What Burgers and Schools Have In Common

    Infuse an industry with competition and you’ll quickly find that businesses have to improve their game. McDonald’s is having trouble — big trouble — with sales. So what has the CEO done? He’s working his you-know-what off to find innovative products that appeal to more people and to compete…
    donnamartinez, December 8, 2014
  • Reality Bites: Job-Killing EPA Regulations Lead To Plant Closures

    Think it’s rhetoric when we talk about the job-killing impact of over-regulation? It’s not, and here’s a prime example. Thanks to the EPA’s rules, power plants are closing. What does that mean for the workers? It’s obvious. The Institute for Energy Research, in its latest report, predicts more than…
    donnamartinez, December 5, 2014
  • How About Fewer Regulatory Hoops For All Of Them?

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports on a regulatory fight that’s brewing over new, technology-based competition for rides and rooms. Taxi drivers, for example, face regulatory hoops. The new competitors don’t face all the same rules and costs. Predictably, some are calling  for the new services to be brought into the…
    donnamartinez, December 4, 2014
  • “students are likely to mistake historical interpretation for historical consensus”

    The latest education controversy in our state involves the AP History course that was revised recently by the College Board. Critics say  it’s biased and doesn’t adequately explore the principles upon which our country was founded and/or the historical documents that reveal those principles. This week the controversy came to…
    donnamartinez, December 4, 2014