The deadly law of unintended consequences, illegal immigration style

The law of unintended consequences often turns deadly, as it has with illegal immigration.  Via If I Were Marco Rubio: Senator Marco Rubio spent the better part of last year joining together with Democrats to make a bipartisan push for amnesty and comprehensive open borders.  The message to the third world was clear and unambiguous.  … Continue reading The deadly law of unintended consequences, illegal immigration style

The law of unintended consequences, minimum-wage style

Via Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn off the lights? Asian Weekly, a Seattle-area weekly, spoke with several workers who had recently had their hourly wage raised to $15 and experienced the negative consequences of the mandate.“Are you happy with the $15 wage?” I asked the full-time cleaning lady.“It sounds good, but it’s … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences, minimum-wage style

The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again

Only this time, the consequences were easy to predict.  But the Democrats ignored them. Congratulations, Congressional Democrats: you’ve managed to soak the working poor again. Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as banks look for ways … Continue reading The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again

Fair trade and the law of unintended consequences

Some businesses cynically promote “giving” that is more about making us feel good about ourselves than truly helping others.  Think of companies who sell marked up water where a deliberately undefined percentage of the proceeds goes to charity.  Instead of paying an extra 50 cents for a commodity where perhaps a nickel goes to some … Continue reading Fair trade and the law of unintended consequences

More on the law of unintended consequences

Marshall had a great link about the law of unintended consequences and how liberal policies break the law over and over.  One example of many: Consider: with Obama, Reid and Pelosi screaming for the country to accept a ridiculous stimulus package to create jobs jobs jobs — liberals in Chicago are standing in the way of … Continue reading More on the law of unintended consequences

The Law of Unintended Consequences, airline style

The Law of Unintended Consequences is one of those powerful forces you can’t escape.  In big things and small, decisions usual drive additional behaviors and actions that were unanticipated but should have been considered.  The problem is that people – especially politicans – don’t think ahead or don’t understand how people behave.  They assume that … Continue reading The Law of Unintended Consequences, airline style

An overview of Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities

Every Leftist, and especially the Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters, should read and understand Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities.  Sowell wrote for Forbes magazine back in the ’90s, and it was always my favorite column.  He is still brilliant.  Here are some highlights, though the book has so much more that you’ll want to … Continue reading An overview of Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities

Who is better at economics, Leftists or my dogs?

And which group, Leftists or conservatives, truly has the best interests of the poor at heart? Given that the tax bill is about to (hopefully) pass and the Left is in full pants-wetting mode over it, one might ask a couple questions about Leftists, and especially “Christian” Leftists: Are they qualified to opine on economic … Continue reading Who is better at economics, Leftists or my dogs?

Economist Dog

Note: The message here is more important than the title indicates.  I’ll eventually share how Leftists literally fail at basic economic concepts and how that has enormous implications for every aspect of society. I am not making this up: My dog once submitted a college test in Economics and passed. OK, there is a little more … Continue reading Economist Dog

Roundup

This guy is great. He even names names. The United States produced enough energy to supply 84 percent of its needs in 2013 – This is truly great news. While we should always be wary of advocating for the canard of “energy independence”purely for its own sake — because doing so means eschewing the competitive, … Continue reading Roundup

Why conservative views are better

The title may sound a little brash, but if people are honest they’ll concede that they think their views are better.  Otherwise, why would they hold them? So why are conservative views better?  They reflect a much better understanding of reality, specifically  human nature (e.g., original sin) and the Law of Unintended Consequences (things don’t … Continue reading Why conservative views are better

Are you compliant with the EPA unicorns-per-gallon requirement?

OK, technically they aren’t requiring unicorns in your fuel, but they might as well be.  This is exhibit A for this month in the case of why we need need limited government (exhibit B is the ridiculous 16 oz. drink requirement in NY, which would be exhibit A if it were a Federal requirement).  Via EPA … Continue reading Are you compliant with the EPA unicorns-per-gallon requirement?

False teachers want to control your guns

The National Council of Churches and other false teachers want to control your guns, and they do it under the guise of their religion.  See Want Guns In Your Church? The NRA And Their Allies Do for a recent example of their flawed thinking. Like the National Council of Churches, I maintain that: “Present-day violence is made … Continue reading False teachers want to control your guns