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The minimum wage is bad for employers, workers and the economy

The minimum wage is about freedom. Think about it. The government is forcing employers to pay people a certain amount of money. It’s no wonder that a majority of voters have no problem with the government taking ever higher amounts of money from workers in the form of taxes. When the minimum wage goes up, […]

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The Hidden History of Social Security

Social Security is in the news as presidential candidates jockey for political position. What you don’t know about Social Security may surprise you. Gary DeMar takes a look at the socialist history of this government pyramid scheme in this edition of Vantage Point!

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The Politics of Poverty

In a study released in Financial Times in late 2006, it was revealed that the richest 2% of adults in the world own more than 50% of the total assets, while the poorest half of the population hold a mere 1%. Statistics like this were highly prevalent during the Obama presidential campaign, and they are gaining resurgence from Michael Moore’s recent bit of uninformed celluloid propaganda, Capitalism: A Love Story. Although these statistics may help to foster greed and envy among the poor of the world, they really only confirm the "Golden Rule" of politics – i.e. he who has the gold makes the rule – a point that is well-made by Hernando de Soto in his book The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.

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Micro-Chips: Bet You Can’t Buy Just One

We bought almost 3 billion dollars worth of semiconductors on average over the past three months. We’ve been trending up since February. This is how the economy is managing to recover despite the hostile business environment and despite a ten percent unemployment rate. As we pointed out last week, the business community is neither hiring, […]

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Give me Money!

The Bible does not minimize the importance of economics. The Garden of Eden makes mention of gold and precious stones: “The gold of that land is good” (Genesis 2:11-12). Jesus used money as a teaching device in many of His parables. John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, Panorama City, California, said that

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Why We Need Rich People

The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs.

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Economic Lessons from the 5th Grade

Jeff Foxworthy became famous and made a fortune with Red Neck jokes and comedy tours. He’s parlayed his notoriety and down-home humor into a popular TV game show called "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" You can test your 5th-grade knowledge with an online ten-question test. The show has proved to be hugely popular. I doubt that the questions on the show accurately reflect what is really being taught in the typical 5th grade classroom considering the general ignorance of the American public.

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Liberals Mix Religion and Politics

Conservative Christians are the target of the claim that religion and politics do not mix. But there is almost no criticism of mixing religion and politics by liberal and left-leaning political groups. Alan Colmes, who sits in the liberal chair across from Sean Hannity on FOX’s Hannity and Colmes, follows liberal religion talking points when he claims that Jesus believed the rich should give to the poor.

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How to Stop a Bully

Water buffalo can teach us how to deal with bullying bureaucrats, regulators, and politicians.

As the sun beat down on the African plain, a herd of water buffalo grazed along the Timbavati River, unaware of impending danger.

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