Monthly Archives: December 2010

An off century

Larry Elder reviews 50 years of Liberal policies — from taxes to welfare, education, gun control, minimum wage, affirmative action, and Obamacare — and concludes, “Any party can have a bad half-century.” Read the whole thing. Advertisements

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Incentives matter

Michael Barone on what the 2010 Census reveals: The great engine of growth in America is not the Northeast Megalopolis, which was growing faster than average in the mid-20th century, or California, which grew lustily in the succeeding half-century. It … Continue reading

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They never learn

TaxProf: Oregon raised its income tax on the richest 2% of its residents last year to fix its budget hole, but now the state treasury admits it collected nearly one-third less revenue than the bean counters projected. … In 2009 … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

Thomas Sowell: One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery is that politicians and the media are both focused on how government can make the economy recover, rather than on how it can let the economy recover. One of the … Continue reading

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But I thought poverty causes crime?

CSM: As new FBI crime figures point out, property crimes, murder, rape, and arson all plunged in the first six months of 2010 – some would say counterintuitively – even as unemployment and hard times hit communities from coast to … Continue reading

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A lost decade in education

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: History is usually made by a small group of passionate people. On Dec. 7, history was made by a small group of parents in Compton, Calif. Their children attend McKinley Elementary School – a school that … Continue reading

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The unAmerican dream

I haven’t paid attention to the details of the DREAM Act because I’m against rewarding illegal behavior, and no matter what kind of package it comes in, that’s what Harry Reid is selling. (If it didn’t reward illegal behavior, illegals … Continue reading

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