Posts Tagged ‘ National Public Radio ’

Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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Immigration Reform Theater

Immigration Reform Theater

Marketwatch clues us in.  It’s unequivocally good news for investors: More immigration equals cheaper labor, whether that’s provided for picking corn or processing computer code, with a possible rise in aggregate demand to boot.  It’s likely good for the broader economy, though the benefits flow mostly to the rich. In a study that the White...
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Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

While most of us would see intense wealth stratification, large pockets of third world poverty, and cratering academic achievement as poor indicators of future prosperity, the governor of the nation’s largest state begs to differ.  Asked on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about two negative indicators — the state’s nation-high poverty rate and the large...
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Picking Up The Slack

Picking Up The Slack

One of the mainstays of this administration’s immigration policy is non-enforcement, coupled with an overwhelming tendency to deceive the public about what it is doing. Of course, its lapdogs in the mainstream media have been more than willing to facilitate this deception, so long as it bolsters the President’s chances of enacting an even...
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Feet In Two Worlds

Feet In Two Worlds

One of the themes we’ve emphasized on American Rattlesnake this year is the damage inflicted upon American society by ill-conceived policies of refugee resettlement carried out by the federal government. Unlike past generations of refugees who came here from nations behind the Iron Curtain, Cuba, or other Communist states, the ones transplanted to the...
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The Human Pipeline

The Human Pipeline

This website has extensively chronicled one of the most pernicious byproducts of our dysfunctional system of mass immigration and lax border security. Namely, the scourge of human trafficking. A recent BBC investigative report has once again revealed the pervasive nature of this 21st century incarnation of involuntary servitude. The fact that women from remote regions of...
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Shadow Catcher

  National Public Radio is, almost without exception, a black hole when it comes to obtaining accurate, reliable information and analysis about immigration. Half of the on-air talent could be executed by members of MS-13, and the following day’s headline on NPR would probably be “Aggrieved Undocumented Migrants Exact Misdirected Revenge Against Jan Brewer.”...
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NPR and Taxes

NPR and Taxes

A little late for filing day, but since rendering unto Caesar is a year-round profession for some people I’d like to alert you to a piece I wrote for the Brooklyn Young Republican Club which explores the fairness of our tax system. Feel free to contribute your own thoughts, questions, criticisms, etc., in the...
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RevPac at South Street Seaport

RevPac at South Street Seaport

  The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services...
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Keynes vs. Hayek: The Debate Continues

Keynes vs. Hayek: The Debate Continues

Such was the title of a debate held at the Asia Society, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, which I attended several weeks ago. Coming at a time of agonizing societal fissures arising from debates over austerity, stimulus, and the wisdom of government intervention into the economy, this event pitting the backers of a Hayekian view...
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