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Health Inspection Leads to Recall of 9 Million Pounds of Meat

Posted on February 10, 2014

More than 8.7 million pounds of meat have been recalled from a Northern California company because the plant “processed diseased and unsound animals,” federal officials announced Saturday. “Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or […]

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The IRS Loves When The US Wins Gold In The Olympics

Posted on February 8, 2014

The always insightful Americans For Tax Reform have an article up today breaking down the IRS’s plans for taxing our Olympic athletes should they receive a medal. Now I don’t know how much people know about Olympic athletes, but the majority of them make virtually nothing for the thousands of hours they put in training […]

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When It Comes to Pot Prohibition, Obama’s Rhetoric Confuses

Written by John Odermatt on January 24, 2014


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In David Remnick’s recent New Yorker interview with President Obama he quoted the President as saying: I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. […]

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Economics Laureates in Favor of Raising the Minimum Wage

Written by Robert Murphy on January 16, 2014

Minimum Wage

The Economic Policy Institute has released a letter signed by 75 economists–including 7 winners of the Nobel (Memorial) Prize in economics–calling for the federal government to raise the national minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016. In this post I want to explain how this is possible, and why I […]

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Murdered at 63: Brazil’s Government Kills the VW Van

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2013

On December 31, the Volkswagen Corporation will cease production of the VW van in Brazil, the last nation where it is still being produced. Why? Because of new regulations imposed by the government. The driver of a VW Kombi sits in front of the front axle. From now on, that’s not allowed in Brazil. The […]

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Secret Car Comparments? You Go to Jail!

Written by John Odermatt on November 22, 2013

Apparently, the Ohio Legislature has lost their minds. The busy bodies in the Ohio Legislature figured they could stay one step ahead of drug dealers if they criminalized the secret compartments in cars that aid in the clandestine operations of drug traffickers. The legislation, which passed the State Senate and House overwhelmingly in June 2012, […]

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Red Tape Strangulation: 3,600 New Federal Rules in 2013

Posted on November 19, 2013

Here is a report on new rules published in the Federal Register. This may hit 3,400 this year, and 77,000 pages.  Here is a report. Last week, 66 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 78 new final rules the previous week. That’s the equivalent of a new regulation every two […]

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“Any Felony Convictions?” It’s Illegal to Ask.

Written by John Odermatt on November 15, 2013

Liberals never seem to learn from their prior mistakes. It is hard to find a better example of a liberal disaster in the United States than Michigan. The “Great Lakes State” symbolizes the destruction that results from massive intervention by the State. The state of Michigan is a graveyard littered with formerly productive companies that […]

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