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Economic Freedom

FremontChris Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 2:05 PM
The ONLY way a monopoly can exist is with government intervention. Without the force of "law" there is nothing that can prevent a company from competing with another company for its business. If you can provide a better product or service for a better price then you will gain some of the business of the larger company thereby preventing a monopoly. Yes, the free market does work but only if the gov't stays out of it.
"What difference does it make?" Where have I heard that before?
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Who Won't Wear The Cord?

FremontChris Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 2:20 PM
Tins, You have missed the point of the column. What you are free to do today you will not be free to do tomorrow. What is optional today will become mandatory tomorrow. What do you think will happen to the person who chooses to exercise his freedom by not wearing the correct colored cord? Will he not be singled out for his intolerance and be punished or re-educated or be forced to take sensitivity (indoctrination) training? We all know where this is headed. Tyranny by any other name is still tyranny.
Better coffee at a fraction of the cost.
What the economic illiterate do not understand is that labor is a cost just like materials, rent, energy, etc. If you increase costs, you decrease profit. It is up to the owner of the business to decide what to do with the profit, if any, the business earns. He may choose to pocket it or he may choose to reinvest it back into his business. If the business is "profitable" then the wise owner would choose to reinvest and increase his profits even more. However, increasing the minimum wage makes his business less profitable which will lead him to cut back costs (including reduce his labor force) and eventually he may decide to shut down the business. So much for the minimum wage increase helping the workers. But I guess basic economic theory is beyond the grasp of the "oh so smart" liberal crowd
Eric, That's the point of the article! There is big money in politics on both sides yet it is the Republicans who are demonized and the Democrats who are given a pass. When will the liberal rich (Hollywood, MSM, etc) begin to hold their beloved Democrat's feet to the fire? Or is only Republican money corrupt?
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Media Yawn at Hollywood Child Abuse

FremontChris Wrote: May 09, 2014 3:31 PM
Oops. Should be "Let us not grow weary!"
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Media Yawn at Hollywood Child Abuse

FremontChris Wrote: May 09, 2014 3:22 PM
The slippery slope is well greased and the slide has begun. I fear for my grandkids and what will become their "normal". The fight is on. Let's us not grow weary!
Captain, Yeah, you're right. Calling his comments "asinine" must mean I'm defending him. My point was not to defend Sterling or his ridiculous, hateful, racist, ignorant comments (is that better?) but to point out that the existence of a few racists does not make America a haven for racism. Any more than the existence of a few neo-Nazis transforms America into Hitler's Germany. Next time try actually reading the post - you might learn something.
Contrary to the hyperventilating media and sports world, Sterling's asinine comments do not prove that racism is still alive and well in America. It only proves that there are racists still among us. Think about it, if racism is still so prevalent in our society, surely there would be someone who would stand up and defend Sterling. Yet, I have not heard a single defense of Sterling's comments. Rather, all I hear from every corner is vehement condemnation. Doesn't sound like rampant racism to me. Are there racists in our midst? Absolutely. Not only Sterling, but Sharpton, Jackson, et al. But the existence of a few racists does not prove we are still living in the 60's. I ask myself why are so many so eager to shout from the housetops that America is racist? But, sadly, I know the answer. There is power in victimhood and if the myth of racism can be extended then so can the power (and money) that it provides.
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