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Posted By Don Boudreaux On February 15, 2012 @ 11:38 am In Education,Health,Immigration,Myths and Fallacies,Nanny State,Other People's Money,Politics,Reality Is Not Optional,Trade,Video | Comments Disabled
Sallie James continues to make the case for shutting down the Export-Import Bank . Her case is unassailable. Such corporate welfare – which is all that the Ex-Im Bank is in business to distribute – is both unethical and economically harmful.
Walter Williams draws our attention to this news story about government-school officials’ obnoxious behavior . To say that government-school officials are out to lunch is a vast understatement.
Writing in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times , Jonah Goldberg eloquently challenges the absurd notion that government can mandate that health-care be free. Here’s an especially good line from Goldberg’s column:
It’s amazing that [modern-day, i.e., anti-] liberals and libertarians can see eye to eye on ending federal bullying on the sale of raw milk, but liberals see no threats from a federal takeover of healthcare and the transformation of insurers into de facto branches of the government.
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 Sallie James continues to make the case for shutting down the Export-Import Bank: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/the-end-of-the-ex-im-bank/
 Walter Williams draws our attention to this news story about government-school officials’ obnoxious behavior: http://nation.foxnews.com/school-lunch/2012/02/14/school-lunch-deemed-unacceptable
 Writing in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times: http://www.aei.org/article/politics-and-public-opinion/free-healthcare-thats-rich/
 And here’s Steve Landsburg’s take on the farce of the Obama administration’s “accommodation: http://www.thebigquestions.com/2012/02/13/your-president-hopes-youre-stupid/
 Bryan Caplan on Paul Krugman: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2012/02/krugman_human_w.html
 The Free to Choose Network offers this opportunity to do well by doing good during this year marking the centenial of the birth of Milton Friedman: http://www.miltonfriedmanscentury.org/
 Wayne Crews proposes a swap – one mutually advantageous for all but many people in the political establishment: http://www.forbes.com/sites/waynecrews/2012/02/13/how-to-swap-the-obama-budget-for-an-optimistic-economic-growth-agenda/
 Here’s Reason’s Shikha Dalmia on Ayn Rand and immigration: http://reason.com/archives/2012/02/14/ayn-rand-was-an-illegal-immigrant
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