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Yep, We’re Creatin’ Us Some Jobs Up In Here!


“It’s about jobs!” “We have to grow the economy!” We hear the lament on the news and in speeches every day.  In fact, the news is on in the background as I type and the President just talked about eliminating red tape and regulations.  But the truth is, politicians of both stripes speak with forked […]

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T’was a Big Week for Space – Part 1


Wow.  Statists and collectivists we are in full-blown panic mode on several fronts.  Since their shrillness and predictions of doom, having lost their effect, they have turned to alien invasion as their scare tactic of last resort.  First we have an odd exchange on Fareed Zakaria‘s show where Paul Krugman actually suggests that an invasion […]

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A Lesson for Interviewers


MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer learns the hard way… AGAIN.  You should always know the answer to a question before you ask it in an interview, especially when you believe you have a “gotcha”. For the record: Mo Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on […]

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Proof We Can Cut Spending Everywhere


One suggestion I have made to get us out of the overspending-deficit mess we are in is to stop arguing over where we should cut spending.  We can easily find 10% waste in every single thing government does. So I suggest an across the board 10% reduction in all spending. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

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Who’s Really Responsible for Monopolies?


On my 93.1 WIBC program  Friday 7/1/2011, we detailed the source of most monopolistic behavior in American business.  It’s not evil companies, it’s government control, regulation and meddling in the free market.  In a truly free market, monopolies can only exist for a brief blip in time, usually when a technology or idea is new.  […]

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Devin Leonard

Can We, Should We Save the USPS?


Devin Leonard authored a very thorough look at the issues facing the USPS in Bloomberg Businessweek recently.  We discussed the issues, good, bad and ugly on 93 WIBC on Friday evening. Related Links: The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse Follow Devin Leonard on Twitter

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Dan Mitchell

Interview with Dan Mitchell


I had the pleasure of spending some time on the phone with Cato Institute Senior Fellow and author of the blog, International Liberty, on the show this evening.  We discussed Liberal ideology and deficit reduction, the economic problems in Greece and a recent study that states individualism vs collectivism is the only cultural factor that […]

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Why Americans Are Research Skeptics – Part 1


Two studies came out recently that point out why we are so skeptical about research.  First there’s this gem from the Center for Economic & Policy Research.  No-Vacation Nation goes on for 24 pages describing how little vacation time Americans get compared to workers in the 21 richest countries in the world.  It starts like […]

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Dr. Walter E. Williams

Minimum Wage Fraud: Interview with Dr. Walter Williams


If you still believe the myth that minimum wage increases help those at the bottom of the economic ladder, Unequal Harm: Racial Disparities in the Employment Consequences of Minimum Wage Increases, a new research study by William E. Even of Miami University and David A. Macpherson from Trinity University, will give you some food for thought. […]

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Hank FM helping teach kids entrepreneurship


Hank FM’s Dave O’Brien, IN First Lady Cheri Daniels and Scott Jones, founder of Cha-Cha teaching about becoming an entrepreneur with “Lemonade Day” at the Indianapolis City Market. We need more events like this! About Lemonade Day: Lemonade Day is a free, city-wide initiative designed to teach kids how to start, own and operate their […]

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