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The candlemakers’ petition

The arguments presented in the following essay by Frederic Bastiat, written in 1845, are still in use in city halls, county courthouses, school district boardrooms, state capitals, and probably most prominently, Washington

The candlemakers’ petition

The arguments presented in the following essay by Frederic Bastiat, written in 1845, are still in use in city halls, county courthouses, school district boardrooms, state capitals, and probably most prominently, Washington

Cost of an Obama tire job: $900,000

Despite its cost and harm, trade protectionism is popular with President Barack Obama, and with Mitt Romney too.

In Kansas, no E-verify, please

The hope that if we can somehow stop illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs, then unemployed Americans can go back to work, is a false hope. For that and other reasons, I can't join with Kansas conservatives who support E-verify and other harsh anti-immigrant measures.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday December 12, 2011

Today: Kansas budget; Trade protectionism makes us poorer; A new day in politics?; Harm of expanding government explained; Youthful senator to speak; Markets: exploitation or empowerment?

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday October 17, 2011

Today: Government job creation; Wichita City Council; Kansas tax plans; Repealer on tour; Sowell: And then what will happen?; Zuckerman on Obama; The fall of California; Public Sector Inc.; Markets and trade help all.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Thursday April 14, 2011

Today: Kansas State Board of Education vs. Walt Chappell, protest on tax day; tax day tea party events; Steineger, Kansas senator, to address Pachyderms; trade protectionism makes us poorer; city government under control.

Importance of economic freedom explained in Wichita

Yesterday Robert Lawson appeared in Wichita to deliver a lecture titled "Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations." The lecture explained how Lawson and his colleagues calculate the annual "Economic Freedom of the World" index, which ranks most of the countries of the world in how the "policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom." The conclusion is that economic freedom is a vital component of well-being, income, health, and both personal and political freedom.

Obama’s tax increase on tires

There's a reason why some news is released on Friday night. Those making the news hope it won't be noticed.

That's probably why the Obama Administration waited until then to inform the country that it was imposing a tariff on tires imported from China. This tariff will probably protect some American jobs, but it will increase the cost of tires.

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