By M.D. Kittle
[Madison, Wis...] Nic Ruffi, at the age of 12, has already learned what entrepreneurs everywhere know: Stifling regulation stops start-ups.
The Wausau tween wanted to do something more with his summer vacation than play video games and hang out. He wanted a job. He wanted to make money.
The answer: ice cream. Nic planned to sell frozen sweet treats on his three-wheeled bicycle.
His parents, owners of Ruffi Law Offices in Wausau, decided to check in with the regulators first before Nic proceeded with his ice cream American Dream. For his troubles, the would-be entrepreneur received a thick commercial vendor registration packet, replete with various rules and regulations. Nic would have to have his bicycle and his ice cream cooler inspected by the city health department, a $60 fee, and pay a permit fee - $75 for six months, $100 for a year.
But in order to get the permit, Nic's parents would have to take out an insurance policy for $1 million in liability, at a premium cost of $500. And the city required it be named as an additional insured party on the policy. Apparently the city was concerned about the possible carnage caused by a kid selling Fudgsicles from the back of his bike. Full Story....Here
By Hans Fiene
To feed their addiction, outrage addicts have embraced the following idiotic syllogism: ˜I am mad at people who say X. I am mad at you. Therefore you said X.
President Trump continues to receive scorn over his assertion last year that vote fraud accounted for Hillary Clinton's raw vote majority. Democrats and their shills are unanimous in denouncing the "false claims." (The Amazon Washington Post recently called it a "zombie claim.") When the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was announced, it was denounced as a waste, an attempt to intimidate minorities, and a scheme to violate privacy, which has caused states to refuse to release public data requested by the commission. Its investigator, J. Christian Adams, is being vilified. Even Republicans expressed reluctance to Politico over the investigation.
They really, really don't want anyone looking closely at vote fraud. They claim there is none of any significance.
That must be why this report from Chicago City Wire has been so thoroughly ignored by the mainstream media:
By A.J. Hutson
For the insurance industry, a truly wonderful thing happened in the late 1970s. It was called stagflation
The stagflation of the late 1970s/early 1980s was a period of stagnant recessionary economy plagued with high unemployment and alarmingly high interest rates. It was an unplanned hardship for the country and its working people. But it was a boon for most insurance companies.
The new players would actually benefit from increasing regulation because as market premiums went up, so did the funds available to generate investment income. And so the health insurance industry was both a primary cause and a primary beneficiary of the system we have today. Full Story....Here
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt, well-known for his theory of moral foundations, argues that one of the most effective ways to sway an ideological counterpart to your side is to speak their moral language. He asserts that liberals and conservatives respond more favorably to arguments that appeal to specific virtues: The latter are more sympathetic to loyalty-based arguments while the former prefer fairness-based arguments. It's a useful way to understand our fellow man, but in the debate over school choice, the stubborn appeal to fairness can hold back the cause of badly needed reform.
There is a critical difference between school choice and most welfare programs. Social-welfare programs are redistributive taking from those of means and giving to those without. School-choice programs are different. In their purest form, they take money that is earmarked for a student in a public school and transfer it to an alternative private school that the students parents believe will provide a better education. The money is spent regardless of where a students parents decide to send him to school. Full Story....Here