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There, there, my sensitive little college orchid. We know the harsh winds brought by those nasty Republicans down the street may curl your sensitive leaves. But we at Case Western Reserve are here for you. We will protect you. We will make sure that you are OK. Some things are just too beautiful for Republicans.
(From The Daily Caller)
A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter,
Hayek is one of my favorite economists. I have a picture of him in my office.
I have to say that I was saddened by Pope Francis’s recent assertion that “rampant capitalism” is a source of many of the world’s ills.
“They won’t be successful in attracting capital this way,” he said in a telephone interview. “Nobody will trust a government that repeatedly violates laws and doesn’t value contracts.”
On February 3, 1913 Delaware ratified the 16th Amendment to the Constitution which created the income tax. It was a dark day for America yet some see it as a day to be celebrated, or ahem, “commemorated.” Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra at Indiana University is one of these people. In an essay in Bloomberg he explains to us that the income tax was not born from any effort “radically” redistribute of wealth, but in fact from a high minded progressive effort more interested in “balanc(ing) fiscal duties and civic responsibilities.”