Ralph R. Reiland

Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:30

Bernie’s Wacky Economics

A free degree that puts someone in the unemployment line is about as valuable as a sub-prime loan that puts a house into foreclosure.

Saturday, 09 April 2016 18:00

How the World Works

Perhaps not to Millennials, but the economic performance is undeniable.  What works best in delivering the goods is capitalism.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:30

Economic Folly, Uninterrupted

Since we’re unsure whether Hillary Clinton will be indicted before the presidential campaign is over, it seems too early to count out Bernie Sanders, too soon to stop the scrutiny of his policy proposals, especially the policies that will escalate the level of federal red ink and will require future tax increases and/or program cuts in order to pay for the expanded spending.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:00

Holiday Faux Pas

I didn’t even know it was a problem, but it appears that some of the politically correct people Down Under have found a way to stop Santa Clauses from making hookers feel bad.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:50

Yes, the End Is Near

Right between the dog calendars and wartime calendars featuring American military jets was the “Yes, the end is near” Obama calendar — “The out-of-office countdown, 2016 through the glorious end! January 20, 2017,” featuring some of President Obama's most memorable policy and ideological declarations.

Sunday, 29 November 2015 17:00

Too Brittle for School?

Students, in the name of emotional well-being, are increasingly protesting for protection from words and ideas they don’t like.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 17:00

Producing Less Education and More Murders

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.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:45

Price and Demand: Cars and Labor

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.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:00

Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics

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.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 17:00

Papalnomics — Not So Infallible

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.”

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