Ralph R. Reiland

Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:00

Germans, Greeks, and Flying Crockery

“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt,” advised Benjamin Franklin.

That’s not how the Greeks seem to see things, where Franklin’s advice on borrowing and debt is likely to be swapped for an ethos that’s more in tune with short-term satisfaction and long-run deficits.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 17:30

"Doesn't Work and Can't Be Fired"

Government ineptitude extends to most every major federal bureaucracy.

Just when you think it can’t get any more anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-capitalist, and just plain economically nonsensical among presidential candidates than Hillary Clinton’s ’s “Don’t let anyone tell you, you know, corporations and businesses create jobs,” along comes Vermont senator and self-defined socialist Bernie Sanders running for the Democratic presidential nomination with the statement that there’s nothing wrong with the federal government taxing away 90 cents out of every dollar earned at top income levels.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:30

Lie-based Victimology Produces Violence

The lethal fallout has manifested itself in the rising number of poor people, disproportionately black, that are now being murdered in America’s inner cities.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 14:30

Federal Dysfunction, Unabated

Now, on top of Secret Service agents frolicking with hookers in the hotels they’re supposed to be securing for President Obama’s impending visits, the news is even worse about yet another allegedly top security operation at the federal level.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:15

Justice for All Minorities?

What's missing in the recent sequence of looting, arson, and destruction that occurred in the majority-black city of Baltimore — and previously in Ferguson, Los Angeles and elsewhere — are protest banners that say “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Jobs Created by Korean Mom & Pops Matter,” and “Minority-owned Asian Businesses Matter.”

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 13:15

Baltimore’s Tough Streets

Washington Post columnist, writes that she went to Baltimore to get a firsthand look at how the poorest of the poor live. In short order, she got robbed and knocked around.

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:15

The Last Line of Defense?

Two TSA screeners were fired in April after developing and implementing a scheme to grope attractive men at Denver International Airport. And recent and repeated mishaps with the Secret Service have revealed an embarrassing and dangerous pattern of incompetence.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:10

What Works vs. Obama/Hillary Fiction

The best economic policies help make poor people rich, not rich people poor.

Here’s a thought from Winston Churchill on equality, ethics, capitalism and socialism: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

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