Government wastes your time and money with its paperwork and red tape (But what are you going to do about it?)

Government is massive. It is inefficient. It is wasteful. It bullies. It over regulates. It hinders commerce. It is the fundamental component of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism can not happen without government. The bigger the government the more crony.

Laws should be simple and straightforward. They should be few. They should be transparent.

To the degree that laws are not simple and straightforward, to the degree that they are many and not few, to the degree that laws are not transparent,

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The Ugly Truth About A $15 Minimum Wage

It’s a truth so many don’t want to see and it is entirely understandable why they don’t want to see it. Raising the minimum wage far above the natural wage rate for a minimum wage job will create job losses. Jobs will be cut. Hours will be cut. Positions will be automated. Some businesses will just close down.

Basically the unskilled worker is stuck. On the one hand the (minimum) wage he or she is getting may not be enough to pay the bills.

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Ex-Im Is Back In Business, Boeing Cuts 4,000 Jobs Anyway (Company threatened job cuts last year if it lost its Export-Import Bank subsidy)

Flying high in the crony skies.

So nice that Boeing, now with its huge taxpayer underwritten subsidy in hand thanks to many Republicans who abandoned the free market to support crony capitalism, slashes a bunch of jobs. The company had threatened to slash jobs if it didn’t get an Ex-Im renewal, but in the end it got rid of thousands of jobs anyway.

Crony capitalists do not operate on good faith or anything close to it. Remember this for the future.

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Sorry, But The Real Unemployment Rate Is 9.8%, Not 5%

The government wants to create a perception, a “reality,” which does not conform to reality. If one tells the public that the sky is red long enough, over and over, they (or a significant portion of the population) will come to believe that the sky is indeed red. At least for a while. The politicians want you to believe!

We are puttering along. The drop in gas prices has given some people breathing room while it has also caused serious economic pressure in fracking country.

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Rubio’s Failure: How Our Broken Economy Fuels Voter Rage

Rubio post-mortems miss the point. In the end, it is just more fall-out from crony capitalism.

None of the post-mortems of Rubio’s campaign I have seen mention the real reason why the young senator, so articulate, so successful, recently touted as the future of his party, never got launch speed in his campaign for the presidency. It is actually Senator Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) handiwork, aided and abetted by Rubio’s misjudgment.

Shortly after the 2012 election, the GOP was worrying about Romney’s poor showing among Hispanics.

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China (The Ultimate Crony Capitalist State) to lay off five to six million workers

Without knowing the specifics it is probably pretty safe to say that laying off 5-6 million state workers in China, the Ultimate Cony Capitalist State is probably necessary. Saying that, one has to consider the disruption to these people’s lives and what that might mean politically. Even in a country of 1.3 billion people 5-6 million workers is a pretty big chunk. What do these people do? Presumably many bought living quarters in the great Chinese property bubble.

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Another bit of the college bubble pops: Ernst and Young says hires no longer need a college degree, ‘no evidence’ university equals success

Recently Penguin Publishing did the same thing and the “no college required” trend is a trend which is picking up steam in the working world. It’s about time. There are many qualified candidates out there who are marginalized simply because they lack a college degree.

As we’ve said before, college can hold much value. It was valuable for me that is for sure. However, the cult of college has long been out of control. Many many people who go to college these days shouldn’t really be there.

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Why are people angry? They feel that no matter what the powerful always get what they want, the TPP, the bailouts, the Ex-Im Bank, the Omnibus

The USA IS an exceptional country. We are SUPPOSED to be different from the rest of the world. This is SUPPOSED to be a place where the citizenry is respected. Some people, powerful people, have forgotten this. They should be reminded.

One of the reasons there is so much unease in the country (and in the world) is because everyday people feel completely marginalized by the powers that be. There is a sense that everyday people are now just observers,

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