Amtrak, Nail Salons, Unions

Not every disaster or problem can be solved with more Federal dollars. That’s a message our brethren on the left haven’t learned, and one that we have to keep teaching the public at large. The Amtrak derailment was not a result of cuts in infrastructure spending.

Not every abused population can be saved with more government regulation. That’s a message our brethren on the left haven’t learned, and one that we have to keep teaching the public at large. Human rights abuses of illegal (and legal) Vietnamese immigrants in the nail salon industry are not a result of too few laws covering estheticians. More stringent cosmetology licenses aren’t the answer.

Again, and still, with the minimum wage discussion. We have to keep reminding ourselves and the public that it’s about Unions getting more money and power for themselves. Higher minimum wage makes finding a job harder for those entering the labor force. The first rung on the wage ladder is removed. Minimum wage employees suffer the most when minimum wage is raised.

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Amtrak – http://thefederalist.com/2015/05/13/amtrak-derailment-highlights-lefts-theodicy-of-federal-government/

Nails – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/nyregion/at-nail-salons-in-nyc-manicurists-are-underpaid-and-unprotected.html?referrer=

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/05/05/tippi-hedren-vietnamese-refugees-nail-industry

Labor Unions and Minimum Wage – http://watchdog.org/218719/union-kill-jobs/

Obama Talks about Poverty – http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/051315-752527-obama-poverty-speech-attacks-wealthy.htm

https://www.aim.org/on-target-blog/watch-obama-blames-fox-news-not-his-policies-for-poverty/

Game of Thrones – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2015/05/19/game-of-thrones-has-always-been-a-show-about-rape/?postshare=6441432076026476

http://freebeacon.com/blog/breaking-westeros-is-a-terrible-place-video-at-9-pm-on-sunday/

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121790/life-triggering-best-literature-should-be-too

Jim Gaffigan http://www.jimgaffigan.com/

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Nepal, Poverty, Inequality – and the Free Markets that can help

Help the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Donate to reputable charities, use the guide at Charity Navigator for some pointers  Natural disasters hurt the poor FAR more than they hurt the wealthy. It’s times like this that remind me WHY I’m motivated to help people understand and pursue the benefits of free markets.

After discussing Nepal – and being grateful for new global power India for stepping up so brilliantly, we discuss more philosophical issues – public versus private accomodation, media malfeasance, income inequality.

And how will we ever get past the mistaken belief that conservatives don’t care about poor people?

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Bring Back the Distinction Between Public and Private – http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/27/bring-back-the-distinction-between-public-and-private/

SCOTUS Arguments on Gay Marriage – http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/04/evening-round-up-todays-argument-in-obergefell-v-hodges/#more-227654

Should GoFundMe and Christian Bakers Be Treated the Same? We Ask (Daily Signal) – http://dailysignal.com/2015/04/28/should-gofundme-and-christian-bakers-be-treated-the-same-we-ask/

Ryan’s Article – For the Poor – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/for-the-poor/

Cato Podcast on – http://cdn.cato.org/dailypodcast/Poverty-and-the-Private-Sector.mp3

Income Inequality Is Not the Real Problem – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2015/04/income-inequality-is-not-the-real-problem.html

The Corruption of City Paper (Baltimore) – http://imgur.com/gallery/QVh32

Salon Inciting Riots For Clicks – Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/345swx/salon_is_inciting_riots_for_clicks/

Baltimore Mayor’s ‘Space to Destroy’ – http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-mayor-city-didnt-purposefully-allow-crimes-saturday-during-protest-20150427-story.html

Mike Rowe on HELPERS – https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe/posts/983787714964705

Crowder Asks Muslim Bakeries to Bake Gay Wedding Cake – http://louderwithcrowder.com/hidden-camera-gay-wedding-cake-at-muslim-bakery/

Sweet Cakes Faces $135,000 Fine – http://nypost.com/2015/04/26/christian-bakers-face-135k-fine-for-refusing-to-make-cake-for-gay-wedding/

Gay Pride T-shirt Case – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/28/christian-t-shirt-company-doesnt-have-to-print-gay-pride-festival-shirts-court-says/

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Bibi, Poverty and Les Mis

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection, Mickey Kaus’s abrupt departure from The Daily Caller, why Justin Amash wants a Texas State Representative primaryed, hear about Felicia Craven’s latest article Poverty v. Amnesty (http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/) and discuss… Les Misérables?!

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Watch George Templeton on Foreign Matters Thursdays at 10pm! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foreign-Matters/435306523174029

Mickey Kaus Quits Daily Caller – http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/03/mickey-kaus-quits-daily-caller-after-tucker-carlson-204135.html

Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty – http://www.kausfile.com/2015/03/18/fox-makes-it-easy-for-amnesty/

‘Former Fetus’ Signs at Texas Capitol – http://www.texastribune.org/2015/03/11/former-fetus-signs-cause-stir-capitol/

Jason Villalba’s Very Bad Bill – http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/03/new-questions-about-texas-scandalous-cop-watcher-bill/

Villalba’s War on Bloggers and Gun Owners – http://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=22949

Les Miserables and Criminal Justice Attitudes – http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2013/01/02/les-mis-why-do-we-idealize-jean-valjean-and-act-like-javert/

Rick Perry talks Criminal Justice Reform at CPAC 2014 – http://www.c-span.org/video/?318175-5/criminal-justice-issues

Poverty v. Amnesty – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/poverty-v-amnesty/

Andy’s ‘Back in Business’ Plan – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/back-in-business

A Conservative Vision For Social Justice – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPOnzzB3OZs&feature=iv&src_vid=sDH4mzsQP0w&annotation_id=annotation_616529645

Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Fail – http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-race-together-campaign-2015-3

Twitter reacts to Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/17/the-snarkiest-tweets-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign/

Everybody Hates Starbucks’ #RaceTogether – http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/17/393562838/heres-what-people-are-saying-about-starbucks-race-together-campaign

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