The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing, editing, cinematography, music, pacing, and script are all superb. The movie has an eclectic range […]

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Unemployment is Unimportant Only if People are Merely Animals

As it turns out, the unemployment rates are awful in this country, especially for the black community. Leftists look at the stats and it doesn’t seem like they care that much. And I think I understand why. Leftists have a basically materialist perspective on human existence, which is heavily influenced by evolutionary anthropology and biological […]

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No One Really Wants States’ Rights Because No One Really Wants Local Accountability

It’s that simple. States’ Rights advocates all over the country talk about how states have no authority or power and how the federal government has subsumed powers that do not properly belong to it in the Constitution. But the most important piece of this discussion revolves around taxation, and it’s where even some of the […]

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Social Security Will Not Get Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016

People on Social Security “benefits” will not see a cost-of-living increase in 2016. This is only the third time since 1975 that this has happened, and Social Security recipients are not happy about it for obvious reasons: The annual cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is based on the government’s measure of inflation. This year’s […]

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The Strange Link Between Obamacare and Food Stamps

Ever since Obamacare has been implemented, food stamp usage has increased, seemingly disconnected from the “improving” economy: In most affected states, the enrollment increases were not huge, ranging from 1 percent to 6 percent over two years, according to an Associated Press analysis. The sole exception was Nevada, where enrollment shot up 14 percent. The […]

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Why is Feeding the Poor Illegal?

Many individuals are being ticketed for feeding the poor in their cities. The story from San Antonio of Chef Joan Cheever is an illuminating example: On the night she was ticketed, Chef Joan Cheever’s menu included fresh vegetable soup, lamb meatballs over wheat pasta, braised Southern greens, and a salad with roasted beets. She plans […]

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Most Welfare Recipients Already Have Jobs?

In a recent report, it was found that most recipients of welfare have jobs. But those jobs just don’t pay enough for people to survive: The study found that 56% of federal and state dollars spent between 2009 and 2011 on welfare programs — including Medicaid, food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit — flowed to working […]

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