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Thrifty Government?

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Thrifty Government?

In speeches and press releases, the president has claimed that by assuming greater control over the health care industry, the government will be able to reduce the amount of money Americans spend on health care—while simultaneously improving the quality of care they receive. How do President Obama and the Democrats pushing for health care reform […]

Mr. Mackey on ObamaCare and Freedom

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Mr. Mackey on ObamaCare and Freedom

Supporters of President Obama’s plans for healthcare “reform” have pledged to boycott the grocery chain Whole Foods.  They are in an uproar over an article in the Wall Street Journal written by its CEO, John Mackey. If you haven’t read it yet, you should.  In the piece Mr. Mackey suggests that the cause of today’s […]

A Misinformed Public?

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A Misinformed Public?

Across the country, people have been vehemently protesting Obama’s proposal for health care reform.  Thousands have gathered at town hall meetings to show their representatives that they oppose Congress’s plan to completely overhaul healthcare in America.  Representatives in favor of the current proposals insist that the protests are due to  “people  just getting information that’s flat […]

The (False) Logic of Sacrifice

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The (False) Logic of Sacrifice

In his latest book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, the philosopher Peter Singer claims that you are morally obligated to relieve poverty. Singer offers his readers the following “proof” demonstrating why everyone is immoral if they don’t sacrifice for others. “Premise #1: Suffering and death from lack of food, […]

The Caretaker State?

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The Caretaker State?

“It will be hard,” President Barack Obama acknowledged in a speech earlier this year to Congress.  But he added, “Let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.”  Some years before, then-President George W. Bush said, “…We reached an agreement to reduce pollution […]

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Lowering the Poverty Level to Reduce Poverty

What do liberal New York Times’ contributors do when the percentage of GDP consumed by ever-increasing government spending grows too large to ignore? They replace GDP with a new measurement, of course. One which includes such non-quantifiable values as “ecosystem services” and “regulation of our climate on a global and local scale.” It’ll turn the economic […]

Help Wanted: “Difference” a Plus

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Help Wanted: “Difference” a Plus

Corporate America was once criticized for its alleged culture of conformity and tacit support of “glass ceilings” preventing minority advancement.  Now, a day hardly goes by in any corporate setting without mention of the importance of “diversity.”  Nearly all major companies name diversity as among the central values of their corporate philosophies—PepsiCo strives to “Win […]

Can We Be Brainwashed?

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Can We Be Brainwashed?

Recently President Obama signed into effect a historic piece of legislation that greatly affects the tobacco industry and its customers.  The bill, which President Obama eagerly signed, finally subjugates the tobacco industry to the dictates of the FDA. The FDA now has the authority to regulate the tobacco industry with impunity.  It can dictate the […]

Is Health Care a Right? Answer The Question, Congressmen!

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Is Health Care a Right? Answer The Question, Congressmen!

Of the many specials on health care that have been taking place these past few weeks, this recent PJTV forum should be singularly commended for daring to ask of our political leaders the one question upon which the whole concept of government health care rests: Is health care a right? This crucial question has been […]

The Cost of Being Too Good

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The Cost of Being Too Good

At a time when many companies are struggling to stay profitable, the world’s largest computer processor manufacturer recorded a net profit of $1 billion in its second quarter. Despite this impressive feat, however, the corporation reported a quarterly loss of $398 million, the first loss it has experienced in 21 years. What accounts for the […]

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