Category: Politics

On The Politics Of Welfare…

“A program to lift by transfers and preferences the incomes of less diligent groups is politically divisive-and very unlikely because it incurs the bitter resistance of the real working class. In addition, such an effort breaks the psychological link between effort and reward, which is crucial to long-run upward mobility. Because effective work consists not …

The Minimum Wage Cage

“As the price increases, the quantity demanded falls.” Since last Tuesday night, five states have increased the minimum wage: South Dakota (+$1.25), Nebraska ($0.75), Illinois ($1.75), Arkansas ($0.25) and Alaska ($1.00). Many were thrilled with the Republican victory……yet also thrilled at a Democratic wage hike. Now Democrats, in light of this success, …

Discrimination Continues Despite Virginia Gay Marriage

As of October 6, 2014, Virginia began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as the Supreme Court passed on hearing the State’s case. Virginia wasted no time in its preparations and the first “couple” applied that afternoon. Andi Miller, co-president of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) stated, …

Ebola Is Here: Avoid The Two Extremes

Ebola In The U.S. So Ebola has reached the U.S. The first confirmed case in Dallas made its way to the headlines, now children who were in contact with this man are being sought out. Parents are now pulling their kids from schools. Is there a need to sound the alarm? …

Immigration: 7 Questions for Christians

Immigration Restriction and Border Control When it comes to the current immigration debate in D.C. and among Americans nationwide, the opinions abound. But for those who consider themselves first Christians, and, in addition, Conservative, we must be careful to filter through the media misrepresentations and seek out what the Bible …

An Investment?

Interesting that so many people think of Social Security as an investment program (a fund you pay into that you can draw from later) instead of what it really is, a “tax and spend wealth transfer” (the tax that you are forced to pay now goes to pay the elderly …

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