Hilda Solis has worked for labor unions for her entire career. Therefore when President Obama appointed her to be Labor Secretary it was tantamount to giving a federal department to union special interests. That was only the start of what has turned out to be five and a half years of crony capitalism at the highest level.
I typically don’t post podcasts unless the interviewer is featuring ACC. However in this case I will make an exception.
Submitted for your enjoyment, and education Tom Woods (a favorite here) interviews economist Joshua Hall who wrote a book on economics using examples from the Simpsons. As I love both economics and the Simpsons I felt obliged to share with you. Enjoy.
Trickle down government is pretty much always a bad idea. Pour taxpayer money into giant firms and watch that money’s usefulness evaporate. It warps the economy. It creates inefficiencies and stifles jobs. (Despite what we are told.)
I say let her keep $5k plus travel expenses. Or since she’s speaking at the University of Nevada Las Vegas maybe she’d prefer casino chips and a comped room at the Monte Carlo.
You know, I’ll bet neither Dick Gephardt nor Haley Barbour can dunk. I liked the dream team with Michael Jordan on it much more.
Harry Reid, always good for a Senate floor soundbite. In this one he explains that politics is a game controlled by billionaires but that the Dems don’t have any billionaire sponsors.
Rickards is a guy I listen to. This is an interesting talk.
The term “neo-conservative” or “neocon” is often thrown around but few have a real grasp of the school of thought.
Basically it is a big government “conservative” position. Neoconservatism does not fear government and government expansion the way traditional or “paleoconservatives” do. Neocons believe, like progressives, that the state should be used to craft a better society. (At home and abroad.) It can be argued well that neo-conservatives are a branch of the progressive tradition in this country.