Are Conservatives Truly “Pro-Business?”

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Recently I was talking to a prominent local businessman about how hectic our respective schedules are. Toward the end of the conversation he said, with an air of frustrated exhaustion, “And on top of my daily business doings, there’s also all of the groups calling for charitable contributions.” He added: “You have to help them, of course.”

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Libertarians, Get Your Heads Out Of Your Ideology!

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Perhaps arguably, the libertarian philosophy is most likely one that a sizeable number of Americans accept on an implicit level, even if they are not necessarily politically savvy. The idea of less government intrusion in their personal lives, a “live and live” approach to social issues as concerns their fellow citizens and an endorsement of less burdensome regulations and taxation on their businesses resonates with many in this country. (more…)

Funding Bad Ideas Is…A Bad Idea

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Whenever the media are not bashing business for being insufficiently green, or for exploiting various groups, they are advocating that businesses be more “socially involved.” This is certainly true with the incessant cries to help education.

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The “Knee Jerks” Are Everywhere

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So: the Federal Government recently shut down; according to a unanimous chorus of left and left-to-center publications and blogs, Ted Cruz is the biggest idiot in America—even to members of his own party; Barack Obama is wielding power not seen since Mussolini—or worse, FDR; the Republican Party is in disarray; the Democratic Party is in similar disarray; the Tea Party is to blame for the impending deaths of schoolchildren nationwide; national parks are closed but the IRS is open; Rachel Maddow is a brilliant and perceptive commentator; oh, and so is Bill O’Reilly, he to whom the spirit moves.

Confused? You’re not the only one.

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