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Economics & Taxes Archives

Banned on Twitter

It seems that these days you can be sent to Facebook or Twitter “jail” for merely stating scientific facts or bedrock judicial principles. Or you could lose your job entirely. Who would do such a thing?

The enhanced unemployment benefits due to the COVID pandemic can have a downside that, in the long run, will hurt the workers it’s supposed to be protecting. But there is a better way, if Democrats can get on board.

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Daunte Wright shooting: Brooklyn Center city manager fired after call for due process for police officer

Spanish politician temporarily suspended by Twitter after saying ‘a man cannot get pregnant’

What Did Congress Expect When It Made Unemployment Worth $15.45 an Hour?

Joe Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget Proposal Will Hike Spending, Keep Deficits Near Record Highs

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A “personal’ gift?

A boycott turned into a “buy-cot” when what was meant to punish became a way to reward a company.

How about giving a very “personal” gift this year? I’ve got an idea, but just know that I will absolutely not be giving this.

And listener Ryan called 267-CALL-CT-0 and let me know of another news site that gives all sides of an issue.

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After AOC Calls for Boycott of Pro-Trump GOYA, Sales Skyrocket and CEO Names Her ‘Employee of the Month’

The Michael Berry Show with guest Bob Unanue

Grow-your-own human steaks meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism, makers say

AOC selling $60 ‘Tax the rich’ sweatshirt, other merch on her site

AllSides

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How do you choose?

While the presidential race is still in litigation, things look quite good for Republicans down-ballot. At the very least (assuming good turnout in Georgia for the 2 Senate seat runoffs), Democrats’ more radical agenda items may be stopped.

How do you choose your news channel? Is it that it shows you the slant you want? If so, maybe “news” isn’t what you’re looking for.

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Not Yet Called Races and State Elections

Here’s What You Need to Know About Georgia

Companies Are Preparing to Cut Jobs and Automate if Biden Gets $15 Minimum Wage Hike, Reporting Shows

Friday, Nov. 13 Scoreboard: Morning Joe Finishes Week as No. 1 Cable News Morning Show For First Time Since 2001

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Episode 300!

For episode 300, I asked for questions about the podcast and me. I got a response with many good questions, and I’ll be answering them in this episode.

Then I go on to answer questions about me that I didn’t get asked but that I thought might be interesting to you.

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Episode 15: Decoding DC, Romney’s Taxes, and Some Speech is More Free Than Others

Episode 22: Listener Feedback – Calling Me Out on Ban Ki Moon

Geocaching

What’s neXt?

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BLM demands

The Black Lives Matter organization is starting to make demands of businesses. If any business doesn’t comply, BLM will make every effort to send their customers elsewhere. Perfectly legal, but a shakedown nonetheless.

When they started taking down statues they said that they weren’t trying to erase history. But now leaders in one state want to do that; get rid of history textbooks until one that is not “unfair” to women and minorities can replace it. But these days, you must ask what “unfair” means.

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BLM issues demands for cut of Louisville business profits, threatens boycotts, sit-ins

Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Eliminate History Classes [Bad headline; not calling for eliminating classes, just textbooks]

Vermont farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

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Episode 291: Post-Pandemic Predictions

Predictions are tough, especially about the future

What’s coming after the virus? What will the economy and job prospects look like after this is all over? How long will things take to recover?

Listener Barb tries her hand at some predictions. But these are not just pulled out of the air. She draws from her own experiences as well as from contacts she has. Take a listen and see if  you agree. If you don’t (or even if you do), let me know what you think as well.

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Dan Quayle [Wikipedia]

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Thoughts on Super Tuesday

I have a few thoughts about Super Tuesday (regarding events before, during, and after it), as well as a question from a listener.

Imagine touting the benefits of unionization to your audience, but when your employees want to unionize, you get upset. Teachable moment?

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Hemingway: If Bloomberg couldn’t buy 2020 with $600M, how could Russia have bought 2016 with $300K?

Yet Another Media Favorite Bites the Dust

The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize

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Any chance?

The President’s proposed budget cuts spending by $4 trillion. Could we actually see a reduction in spending that we’ve needed for so long? Or is this just a dream?

How many Democrats would vote for a socialist for President? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Who let the world in CO2 reduction in 2019? The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

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White House proposes slashing $4.4 trillion from budget over 10 years

76 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’D VOTE FOR A SOCIALIST FOR PRESIDENT, NEW POLL SHOWS

Global CO2 emissions in 2019

Reddit post looking for podcasts

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Socialist social media fail

If you’re going to use social media, remember that this is the Internet; your words and your pictures will be fact-checked.

The economy has been going strong while Trump has been in office, which is something the experts did not predict. And it’s working for the rich and the poor. And it’s working better for the poor than the rich!

Massachusetts is thinking about making it easier for minors to get abortions. They need parental permission to get simple meds at school, but abortions? Nah.

Here’s the tweet from the Socialist Party of Britain:

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Peter Heck

The Socialists Own Themselves Hard…and It’s Hilarious

Wages Soar Fastest among Those with the Least

What Happened on Election Day

Massachusetts May Drop Requirement That Minors Get Permission For Abortion

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The Greeks choose conservatism (for now)

There is so much good news on the Economic front, but you might not be hearing it. More people are getting employed, and more people are looking for jobs as well.

An election in Greece suggests that the people there are tired of the unfulfilled promises of socialism. There is hope there, and yet over here Democrats are falling all over themselves to try to make very similar promises to the Greek socialists.

And yes, the stopped clock was right at one point. When Democratic Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang suggested a cash giveaway, Joy Behar actually asked an intelligent question of him. His answer was, shall we say, quite revealing.

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Strong job growth is back: Payrolls jump in June well above expectations

Episode 229: Credit For the Economy / How a Young Man Grew Up

Episode 215: Why Socialism Fails / Why Unemployment Stats Are Misleading

Episode 113: Lessons From the Greek Tragedy, and the ACLU Not Cool With Civil Liberties

Conservatives regain control in Greece

‘View’ Hosts Excited by 2020 Dem’s ‘Free’ Cash for Life Promise: ‘Game Changer!’

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