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    Oh, Ship. How Supply Chain Delays Will Impact the Holidays.

    The holidays might be a little less warm and cozy if continued supply chain and labor market woes don’t reverse course soon. Those frumpy (but delightfully fuzzy) Santa socks you were waiting to buy and that heady and sultry scotch you wanted to serve your guests might be stuck in a shipping…
    Brooke Medina, October 12, 2021
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    Show Me the Crypto

    The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)  wants to oversee it and China has outlawed it. But North Carolina and a handful of other states might just pave the way for it to flourish. What am I talking about? Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other blockchain currencies are growing in use,…
    Brooke Medina, September 27, 2021
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    Government Drives Up Consumer Costs

    Government is a necessary institution, and I would argue that, when it is fulfilling its constitutionally designated role, it has the capacity for much good. I realize some of my most libertarian friends rally around a battle cry of “Taxation is theft” as they raise their well-worn copy of The Law (a…
    Brooke Medina, September 20, 2021
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    Democrats Prefer Socialism To Capitalism

    Let this sink in.  …
    Donna Martinez, August 12, 2021
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    National Review Praises Space Efforts from Bezos, Branson

    Editors at National Review Online offer kind words about two high-profile entrepreneurial efforts in space exploration. Over the last two weeks, a new frontier in space travel has been opened — not by NASA or the Chinese government, or by an international consortium, but by two billionaires: Richard…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    Changing Young People’s Minds About Socialism

    Samuel Gregg writes for National Review Online about changing popular misconceptions about socialism. Young Americans like socialism. That’s one finding of a new Axios/Momentive poll surveying American attitudes toward topics such as economic inequality, capitalism and socialism, and government’s role in the economy. Among Americans aged 18-24, the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2021
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    Dads, Kids, and Capitalism

    If you read conservative culture commentary with any regularity, you’ll frequently come across an article or two highlighting the critical importance of fathers in the lives of their children. The research continues to confirm that a child’s success is greatly impacted by whether they grow up in a [stable] two-parent…
    Brooke Medina, June 21, 2021
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    Inflation Nation

    If you’re someone who carefully monitors your monthly spending, you’ve witnessed prices going up on a variety of goods, from gas and lumber to staple products like corn and coffee. I don’t know which is worse, last year’s Clorox wipe shortage or today’s coffee bean prices. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.
    Brooke Medina, May 27, 2021