The Only Climate Change Threat to Companies – Comes from Government

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Environmentalists have long been called “watermelons” – green on the outside, red on the in. Red – as in Communist. Earth Day – also happens to be Soviet Communist Vladimir Lenin’s birthday. A coincidence, surely. Environmentalism has always been about ending capitalism. Exaggeration? 130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism Not so much. […]

Puerto Rican Protestors May Have a Point – But They Are Making It Very Badly

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There is an environmental protest underway in borderline-bankrupt Puerto Rico. It involves the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the bereft Puerto Rican government – and nasty landfills. As has always been the case, it is only thriving capitalist economies that can afford to care about the environment. Only they have the disposable income available to keep […]

In the Proud Tradition of Leftist Domestic Terrorism…

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Water is wet. The Sun rises in the east. And large swaths of the Left engage in heinous acts of violence in the name of politics. For our purposes here today, we’ll ignore the 94 million or so people Communism has murdered around the world. This is about the domestic Left. We’ll begin just after […]

New York State is Perfecting Governor Andrew Cuomo Cronyism

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Government corruption increases as the size of government increases. The bigger the government’s checkbook and regulatory hammers – the more people will try to bribe politicians to direct where the checks and hammers fall. This is cronyism. You contribute to politicians – and ask for government beneficial treatment. You want government to reward you – […]

Thanksgiving: For the Prospect of Less Government Cronyism

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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the […]

Keep the Lame (Duck) Cronyism out of Contact Lenses

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I may be jinxing myself – but my aging eyes remain pretty good. <Knocks on wood.> So I can, with my untrammeled sight, spot the ridiculous cronyism that abounds all around the ridiculous city that is Washington, D.C. Including when that cronyism adversely affects the contact lens market. I don’t have to use a product […]

The Obama Legacy: If It Lives by ‘Executive Action’ – It Should Die by ‘Executive Action’

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A hallmark – perhaps the hallmark – of the Barack Obama Administration is the “executive action.” The unilateral changes in law – oft major in size and scope – executed by the Executive Branch. Completely devoid of any Legislative Branch participation. After the American people repudiated President Obama’s agenda in the 2010 midterm election – […]