Archive for February, 2011

Last Rites for The Rule of Law

Elgin Hushbeck -

Reading through Donald Rumsfeld’ recent memoir, Known and Unknown, only heighten my concern for the increasing problems of the growing breakdown of the Rule of Law, but not the ones  Rumsfeld’s critics might think.  The common myth is that the Bush administration ignored the law and instead, went it alone in cowboy fashion. Nothing could [...]

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Profits II

Elgin Hushbeck -

In part I, I addressed the left’s attack on the profits of ‘Big’ business.    Yet the left has a far more fundamental objection to profits, even profits that would otherwise be considered reasonable.  Profits result when the amount paid is greater than the cost. Thus from the left’s perspective, they are always inherently wasteful at [...]

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A Proposal

Elgin Hushbeck -

Considerable turmoil had emerged in Wisconsin over the cuts and changes Governor Walker has proposed for union state workers.  At the core is the belief that unionized public employees have created an unsustainable situation.  While most people understand the problems that business monopolies cause, they fail to realize that a union is really nothing more [...]

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Economic Laws are not Optional

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As Republicans struggled last week to make even modest cuts and Obama proposes a $3.73 trillion Federal budget with a record high deficit of $1.65 trillion, one point often gets ignored.   Many politicians delude themselves into thinking that the only pain that they really need to concern themselves with is the pain that will come [...]

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Self-Centered Bias

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In an otherwise good article at Politico on How President Obama plays media like a fiddle authors John Harris and Jim Vandehei attempt to refute the notion that “the vast majority of reporters at mainstream news organization are liberals.” After creating a straw man of the conservative belief, they go on to claim that instead [...]

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Judicial Activism?

Elgin Hushbeck -

In a lawsuit brought by 26 states, a Florida judge ruled President Obama’s health care law unconstitutional.  A post by Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor, quickly labeled the ruling an act of “judicial activism.”  For many conservatives, this sounds very strange, yet this is a perfect example of the difference [...]

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