Tag Archives: Government Dependence

How would you “stimulate” the economy?

As much as I’ve tried not to watch the news any more than I have to, it’s hard to get away from all the talk about Washington’s “stimulus package” and the subsequent unbelievable spending that’s followed in its wake.  President … Continue reading

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Social Security: Strengthened the Country, or Sapped its Initative?

In a recent post, Brad put forth the idea that our country is what it is (extremely strong and extremely powerful) in part because it has effectively blended capitalism and socialism.  As I understand it, he argues that socialism has … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need Public Broadcasting?

Media is one of the most significant forces of the 21st century.  From radio to television to newspapers to movies to magazines to the blogosphere, the average person spends a great deal of time being influenced by the media — … Continue reading

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