Economics is one of those sciences that requires little math, instead it is the study of individual choice and action.
The Ukrainian Famine of 1932
This famine is believed to have been almost entirely man-made. The year 1932 saw virtually all food produced by Ukrainian farmers being forcefully taken by the USSR, leaving millions without sustenance—the vast percentage of whom simply died of hunger.
One largely unreported fact was just how many Ukrainian citizens resorted to cannibalism. A certain story tells us of a man who murdered his wife and calmly cooked her body in a soup, while others tell of children and babies who were eaten alive by their starving families—all of which took place while the smiling, jovial face of Joseph Stalin was being beamed around the entire world.
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In a word association exercise, one of the first things many people will say when prompted with the term “government spending” is “waste.”
For good reason. The government wastes an enormous amount of money, whether it be on a hundred thousand dollar outhouse, a million bucks on a stack of rocks, or eighty grand to monitor depression on Twitter.
But all these examples are miniscule when you consider that the Federal government collected $2.46 trillion in revenue in 2012, while spending $3.79 trillion, for a spending gap of over $1.3 trillion.
While popularized examples of government waste certainly are a problem, when put in context of the size of the deficit, it would be like a person who is $1 million in debt trying to pull himself out by cutting out his morning cup of joe.
Last night Charlie Kirk joined Gerri Willis to discuss forced retirement accounts for young people. Should we force 9% of millennial’s income into a forced retirement account?
"Half of millennials when polled believe they will not see a dime out of social security. Social Security is going bankrupt in the next 10 years. Why then should we force young people to pay another 9% of their income into a system that might not even exist when they retire? This is just another big government scheme to extract wealth and money from the youth to help propagate a continued expansion of the welfare state.”
See the interview here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/willis-report/videos#p/157870/v/3469035740001
So is today a REAL deadline or is it like an OBAMACARE deadline? Happy Tax Day!
Maybe it’s because of the impending tax filing deadline, but we are seeing a sudden spate of muscular defenses of a government safety net against the alleged conservative view that private charity could assist those in need—and replace government.Both Mike Konczal, writing in Journal Democracy and reprinted in The Atlantic, […]