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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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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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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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Contract Negotiation the Union Way…

Posted by blogbymurph on November 23, 2014

This should be interesting.  Governor-elect Tom Wolf will be sitting across the negotiating table with his largest campaign donors (to the tune of 2.7 million dollars).  You have to wonder who will represent the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.  We have serious challenges ahead of us — such as the underfunded Pension System — and neither Wolf or the government unions admit there is a problem.

More from TribLIVE here

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Government Unions Spent $2.7 million to get Tom Wolf Elected PA Governor…

Posted by blogbymurph on November 23, 2014

Don’t expect any real reform (Education or Pension) out of Harrisburg anytime soon.  Newly elected Governor Tom Wolf owes a big debt to government unions, and the rest of us will pay the price.  Taxpayer dollars support the collection of union dues, which are used to buy influence in Harrisburg.  Time to end this practice by supporting Paycheck Protection.

Check out the facts from the Commonwealth Foundation here

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