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Sharing perspectives on key social, economic and political issues of the day

Good article in the Irish Times…

Posted by blogbymurph on October 9, 2016

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http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/ann-mcelhinney-making-a-film-about-abortion-in-the-us-opened-my-eyes-1.2820642

 

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Everything is amazing and know one is happy…

Posted by blogbymurph on July 9, 2016

If the advances of the last 20 years had magically happened all at once, we would be in awe of those technological miracles. But when those same monumental innovations take place gradually but consistently over several decades, we sometimes lose sight of how transformative and amazing those technological gains really are.

Full AEI article here

 

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The Spoiled Children of Capitalism

Posted by blogbymurph on April 23, 2016

A classic from Jonah Goldberg from 2008, more relevant today…

Capitalism is the greatest system ever created for alleviating general human misery, and yet it breeds ingratitude.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/225186/spoiled-children-capitalism-jonah-goldberg

 

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Capitalism v Socialism

Posted by blogbymurph on April 23, 2016

Good video.  Mark Matson makes some good points…

  • a Capitalist asks “how can I create benefit or create value for others?”
  • a Socialist asks “how can I confiscate money created by others and distribute to myself and my power base?”
  • Socialism is the most destructive form of government and economic structure ever created. Karl Marx did more damage to mankind than anyone who ever existed.

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This week’s recap…

Posted by blogbymurph on February 27, 2016

  • Rubio destroyed Trump at Thursday nights debate.  Enjoyed watching.  Finally Marco understands that the only way to beat Trump is through non-stop ridicule.  Expose the clown.
  • Good to also see Cruz join in, but his attacks on the “establishment” and “Washington Cartel” are getting old.  He needs to focus on Trump if he wants to win.
  • Trump’s compliant controlled media elites covered the Christie endorsement as the lead story on Friday versus Trump’s pathetic debate performance.  Rubio and Cruz hammered Donald all night.  Trump was clearly rattled, looked shaken, sounded incoherent.  The unraveling of Trump was the story!
  • MSM continues to provide Trump free air time.  Every cable news channel interrupted regular programming Friday night to broadcast a Trump campaign event.  If this clown actually wins, they will regret being  his surrogates.
  • This should scare the hell out of the MSM: Trump pledges to curb press freedom libel laws
  • I will end on the Biggest Loser of the Week:  Chris Christie.  Three strikes and you’re out in my book – he’s done politically if Trump doesn’t win.
    1. Tough to forget the extended hugging with Obama
    2. Even tougher to forgive him for high-fiving Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones.  It looked pathetic and unmanly, plus no one likes the Dallas Cowboys.
    3. Trump’s lackey, flunky, manservant

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The Politics of Envy…

Posted by blogbymurph on February 13, 2016

When I hear complaints about income inequality, I recall a quote from George Will:

Envy is the only one of the seven deadly sins that doesn’t give even a moments pleasure.

How true.  Bernie and Hillary continue to preach income inequality.  They look to bring out the worst in people in an attempt to insight class warfare.  They ignore the simple truth that Free Markets and Capitalism have lifted mankind from thousands of years of gut-wrenching poverty.  Why would anyone want to turn back time and hand over their economic freedom to government bureaucrats?

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Learn more about Economics at the American Enterprise Institute.

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For those who feel the Bern…

Posted by blogbymurph on February 8, 2016

Learn the basics about Democratic Socialism…

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Klaven video on Public Sector Unions

Posted by blogbymurph on February 6, 2016

This is an oldie but still relevant given that public sector unions put Democratic PA Governor Tom Wolf in office.  No wonder we are still at a budget impasse…

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I don’t often agree with Howard Dean, but…

Posted by blogbymurph on February 6, 2016

Dean was right in calling out Labor Unions as Super Pacs, but he is probably the worst surrogate ever.  Great to watch this bunch implode.

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Inspiring words from former President Reagan…

Posted by blogbymurph on January 31, 2016

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