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Obamacare Still Sucks: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #132

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Obamacare was both unconstitutional and economically ill-conceived. The passing years haven’t improved it any. It’s still unconstitutional and economically ill-conceived. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I reveal just how much “affordable” healthcare would cost my wife and I, along with some solutions we’ve found to cope. LISTEN […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #74: Economic Ignorance Minimum Wage Edition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about people holding a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining completely ignorant of the subject in the context of the minimum wage. Murray Rothbard once said, “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, […]

133 Words or Less: Feelings Can’t Trump Economics

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Far too many Americans think their feelings trump economics. At no point does this become more clear than during a disaster when millions decry “price gouging.” Plenty of articles explain the economic importance of sharply higher prices during a crisis, both in protecting supply, and enticing goods and services into the affected region. (For example […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #63: Basic Economics – Why Centralization Never Works

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Ignorance of economics leads millions of Americans to embrace bad political policy. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I outline a few crucial basic economic principles you need to grasp so you don’t fall into politicians’ traps. Minimum wage laws, anti-price gouging laws, regulations and “free” healthcare  – […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #25: Economics and Thanksgiving

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I highlight some economics lessons we can learn from the Pilgrims. A Facebook exchange earlier this week reignited an ongoing frustration of mine – how few people possess even a rudimentary grasp on basic economics –  or if they do, they chose […]

133 Words or Less: Economic Dummies

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The level of economic ignorance in America astounds and saddens me. This morning and advocate for a local project told a TV reporter that, “The cost won’t be as high because we’ve got some federal money.” Wrong. Wrong. Absolutely wrong. The fact you obtained funds doesn’t change the cost of your project. The price-tag remains […]