Ralph R. Reiland
What began as well-intentioned policies and protests to help out the oppressed and downtrodden is now directly subjecting the intended beneficiaries to poorer learning environments and more murderous neighborhoods.
A basic principle from Economics 101 is that the downward sloping demand curve — the graph showing an inverse relationship between the price of something and the amount that people are willing and able to buy at that given price — works at all income levels and in both the market for goods and services and the market for labor.
Reagan’s economic policies produced a strong and positive outcome with economic growth, job creation and declines in joblessness and underemployment, key economic improvements that disproportionately help the poor and unemployed.
Bolivian president Evo Morales, reported the Guardian, presented Pope Francis with an unusual gift during his trip to Bolivia — “a sculpted wooden hammer and sickle — the symbol of communism — with a figure of a crucified Christ on the hammer.”
With President Obama’s claim that “the economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office,” the economic outcomes after six-plus years of higher taxes, more regulations, higher federal debt and more government spending paint a picture that’s much less rosy.
Cops, increasingly demonized and under attack by the black community , understandably are pulling back on policing in America's urban war zones. The outcome? Crime rates increase. Instead of "Black Lives Matter," black lives are more destroyed.
“When the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, cold-blooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control," cautioned Sheriff Ron Hickman after the assassination of one of his deputies.
Minimum-wage advocates say they want to help low-income workers. But how are low-income workers helped when they lose their jobs because of the minimum wage?
“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.