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A Simple Guide

Fred surveys the economic policies and economic histories of nations across the globe to identify which policies produce the circumstances for people to flourish. He then provides an economic and historical analysis of the liberal policies of the United States government…

A Simple Guide: How Liberalism, A Euphemism For Socialism, Destroys Peoples and Nations

Fred surveys the economic policies and economic histories of nations across the globe to identify which policies produce the circumstances for people to flourish.

Unlimited Campaign Contributions

Missouri is one of the very few states that allow unlimited campaign contributions directly to politicians. Fred surveys Missouri campaign contribution records to demonstrate how a very few big-money donors have outsized influence on Missouri politics and government.  

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James O’Keefe’s Focus on Common Core

Many of you probably know who James O’Keefe is—an activist who specializes in undercover exposés. He and Lila Rose shot onto the national stage when they filmed two videos at Planned Parenthood in which she posed as a teenager who was a victim of statutory rape seeking an illegal abortion. The duo exposed Planned Parenthood’s

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To Understand the Angst in the Financial Services Industry, You Have to Understand the Real Consumption of Oil

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This month, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece about oil consumption: Oil, at $31.41, Skids to 2003 Levels. The piece suggests that demand and consumption have driven the fluctuating prices of oil over the past few decades and are now causing a crisis in the energy industry. Several years ago I wrote a detailed

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Socialism’s Lifeblood—Lying

In my book A Simple Guide: How Liberalism, a Euphemism for Socialism, Destroys Peoples and Nations, I discussed the Democrats’ terrible track record of failed policies and the breathtaking and deliberate lies the Democrats tell about those policies: We are about to examine a proposal by the current ruling class in 2009, the Democratic Party

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Economic Realities Expose Socialism’s Liars

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Anyone who has ever operated a business, large or small, recognizes the essential fact that you must make a profit to succeed. A profit can be a penny or a million dollars, but the fact is that it must exceed your costs over the relevant period of operation or you won’t be in business for

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An Unpleasant Surprise Coming

Recently, I bought gas for $2.10 per gallon, a very pleasant experience indeed. This would be a typical reaction for anyone in a market economy where cheap energy is essential for building a growing and completely diversified economy.  On the other side of the coin, there are many places where lower oil prices are not

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Why GE Should Have Taken My Advice a Long Time Ago

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Several weeks ago General Electric announced they would be divesting themselves of their subsidiary, General Electric Capital Services, over the next two years. The company kept a positive spin on the move, saying “the future of GE is as an industrial company,” glossing over what is a colossal failure on the part of a company

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