So 7.8 Percent Unemployment is Good News?

October 8, 2012

In a striking indication that an economy hovering barely above recession is becoming the “new normal,” the president and much of the media heralded the September unemployment figure of 7.8 percent as great news. In fact, as the Wall Street Journal puts it, “the real news . . . is. . . Continue »

Government Spending Keeps Growing, and Growing . . .

July 23, 2012

Although I do not always agree with Scott Rasmussen’s political proposals, the pollster’s understanding of American trends and attitudes is unparalleled. In his latest book, The People’s Money, Rasmussen reviews depressing facts about increasing government spending. Since the 1950s, Rasmussen reports: Federal spending alone has increased faster than population growth. . . Continue »