Classic Locker Room Import (page 8)

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    Borders highlights Walter Williams and Milton Friedman on unions

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update features a video debate on the role of labor unions and free markets in protecting workers’ interests: Williams and Friedman have no trouble with the idea that markets create wealth and that government-enabled unions are essentially a labor cartel…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Paying for medical care

    We haven’t talked about Dr. Brian Forrest and his Access Halthcare practice in a while, but his cash-only service has attracted patients. It has also gained attention from other family doctors and now the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News. At Access Healthcare in Apex, N.C., for…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Yes, water carriers, we are broke

    Reason TV explodes the statist sophistry of Moore, Maddow, the New York Times, and other voices of kleptocracy. Some highlights: Here are federal deficit projections from President Barack Obama’s own proposed 2012 budget. He predicts that the red ink will continue to flow for as long he may…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Hey Rick, charter schools are public schools

    From our friends on the far left: State House members and an array of education officials from across the state ? including state Superintendent June Atkinson ? promoted an alternative to the charter school deregulation bill that has passed the Senate in a press event this afternoon. In leading…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    The problem of corporatism

    You’ve read Roy Cordato’s description that President Obama isn’t anti-business, he’s anti-free market. To find more evidence backing Roy’s assertion, try reading Timothy Carney‘s chapter in the new book Back On The Road To Serfdom, edited by Thomas Woods and inspired by…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    Thomas Sowell on labor unions

    Thomas Sowell has a superb column today on the mythology surrounding labor unions. They want people to think they’re all about helping workers live better, which occurs all at the expense of plutocratic stockholders. Unions are businesses (non-profit, but businesses nevertheless) that make lots of money for their…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    York turns the political clock back 20 years

    As political pundits of all stripes discuss the difficulty Republicans will face in trying to unseat President Obama next year, Byron York of the Washington Examiner urges them to remember the lessons of 1991.  “Will anybody run against George Bush in 1992?” asked Juan Williams…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011
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    The real truth behind North Carolina’s charter school cap

    Courtesy of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC):…
    Locker Room contributor, March 8, 2011