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Friday, April 28, 2006

Gasoline Price-Gouging?

Oil companies are not, as angry consumers believe, generating higher profits by gouging at the gasoline pump.  Demanding that your political representatives impose windfall taxes or price controls will guarantee even higher pump prices long into the future.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/28 at 04:01 PM
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Socialism Corrupts Human Nature

The welfare-state brings out the worst in people, making society into a selfish, every-man-for-himself scramble to get “entitlements.”  As government intervention depresses incomes toward equality, economic production declines, and people become equally poor.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fascism vs. Economic Liberty

Readers who object to characterizing liberal Republicans and Democrats as fascists simply don’t understand the meaning of the term.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Hillary Wants Fascist Corporatism

In her recent address to the Economic Club of Chicago, Senator Hillary Clinton advocated a version of the New Deal’s state-corporatism that was patterned on Mussolini’s fascist Italy of the 1920s.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Gasoline-Price Dishonesty

High gasoline prices are painful.  But liberal Republicans and Democrats making an economics problem into a political issue won’t change the underlying realities that drive prices higher.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/22 at 09:52 PM
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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Iranian Hard-Rock Realities

We may be between a rock and a hard place in confronting Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/15 at 07:44 PM
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The Fed, Campaign Finance Reform, and Budget Deficits

Federal budgets will not be balanced and campaign finance reform will remain a sham so long as the Federal Reserve is free to manufacture money at the whim of politicians.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/15 at 05:36 PM
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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Las Vegas and the Fed

Prudent investors planning for the long term don’t gamble by putting every penny in the stock market.  Why then are we willing to gamble the nation’s future on speculative monetary policy?

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 04/13 at 04:45 PM
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Easter:  Time for Anti-Christian Propaganda

The news splash about the Gospel of Judas is another example of the mainstream liberal media’s carefully timing front-page “news” that is years old in order to achieve maximum anti-Christian public opinion impact.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

An Extraordinary Acknowledgment

Sunday’s editorial in the Washington Post, a liberal, mainstream-media journal, actually supports President Bush’s case.