Monthly Archives: January 2013

Politics and Magical Thinking in Jamaica

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2012/11/magical-thinking-wont-stop-the-layoffs/ I read this article from Capitalism Magazine a few months ago and I am now sharing it with you. It highlights how politicians’ warped beliefs spurn their decision making and misunderstanding of consequences of these decisions. Why shouldn’t business … Continue reading

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Fighting from his grave too?

by Kavon Fiennes MP, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry has vowed to continue his fight for reparations even ‘on a stretcher’ (see today’s Gleaner article). I wonder if he will do so even from beyond the grave? Our breed of politicians in … Continue reading

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Official Lies – Walter Williams

http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/01/30/official-lies-n1499699/page/full/ African-American Professor of Economics, Walter Williams, from Virginia’s George Mason Univ discusses Official Lies of both sides in the US Congress, the Social Security Admin and the White House in his weekly Townhall.com column.

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INVICTUS

For some peculiar reason over this past weekend, the poem Invictus came to mind. During our primary school years, many of us were taught to recite a great many poems. This poem by William Ernest Henley is easily remembered for its last … Continue reading

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Free Markets and Small Government Produce Prosperity

Here, in another video from The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, Daniel Mitchell reviews the key findings in the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World and explains that, contrary to the policies of both Presidents Bush and Obama, … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

In this video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, Daniel Mitchell analyzes how excessive government spending undermines economic performance. While acknowledging that a very modest level of government spending on things such as “public goods” can facilitate growth, … Continue reading

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Musings on Slavery, Racism and the Jamaican Condition

 by Cato Rand I guess great minds think alike or as others may say, fools seldom differ. But I agree wholeheartedly with the views expressed by George Mason University Professor of Economics, Walter Williams in his column What you can’t … Continue reading

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