Tag Archives: regulation

25 Feb

My rapidly fading love affair with Wal-Mart

The first time I ever saw a Wal-Mart I was a grad student getting my MBA down in Tallahassee, FL. One opened up down the road from my apartment and I was immediately taken by the big bright stores with … Continue reading

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31 Dec

Memento: The story of liberals who can’t seem to learn from reality…

If you’ve never seen the movie Memento, I would highly recommend it… The main character, Leonard, is suffering from anterograde amnesia – the inability to create new memories – the result of a violent attack. Unable to create new memories, … Continue reading

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1 Oct

Prosperity’s Bible & Einstein’s Definition of Insanity

Albert Einstein defined Insanity thus: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. One has to wonder what Einstein would think of the left’s continued desire to inflict centralized planning on the citizens of the United … Continue reading

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6 Aug

My rather lopsided love/hate relationship with Barack Obama…

Some time ago I was talking with a guy I know and the issue of politics came up followed soon thereafter by the mention of Barack Obama. I instantly said “I hate that guy!” Afterward I wondered if that was … Continue reading

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9 Apr

Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it… Barack Obama pushes sub-prime mortgages… again!

There’s something macabre about an imminent train wreck, you know exactly what is coming but you can’t help but watching. Now imagine that instead of watching that train wreck from atop a building a safe distance away, you’re standing right … Continue reading

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26 Mar

Obamacare – What good is health insurance if you lose the freedom to live your life as you choose?

One of the many reasons conservatives dislike government overreach is because government is so often wrong about so much. And what’s worse, regardless of the magnitude of the government’s failures, citizens are stuck with the consequences of those policies, in … Continue reading

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21 Jan

Life imitates art… Liberals see the world as they imagine it is, not how it actually is

I’ve always been a fan of Van Gogh’s paintings. I similarly like Renoir, and Seurat. Although I like some of Picasso’s early work, most of it I find a bit odd. My favorite artist however is William Adolphe Bouguereau, a 19th … Continue reading

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19 Jan

Democrats’ first step in regulating profits of all businesses [Reader Post]

Dennis Kucinich is arguably one of the most anti-American members of the United States Congress and seems continuously determined to prove it. He has introduced a plan to regulate oil company profits- or, rather to prevent them.

Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a “Reasonable Profits Board” to control gas profits.

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23 Nov

Commerce Clause frivolity: Obamacare, NASA and your unwed pregnant daughter… [Reader Post]

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court agreed to decide the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

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17 Feb

The certification bonanza – Industry uses the state’s police powers to limit competition and line their pockets…[Reader Post]

I constantly write about the evils of government unbound. Most of that time those comments are directed at a federal government that has ventured far beyond the constraints imposed by the 10th Amendment.

Although the federal government’s excess is often the easiest to see, Uncle Sam is far from the only offender in terms of governments growing too large and too powerful. On the contrary, state and local governments can be (and often are) equally guilty. Local governments use various devices such as zoning ordinances, arbitrary fees and various inspection regimes to impose their power the citizenry. One of the most dubious of those devices is called “certification”.

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