February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Modern Little Red Hen (The Incredible Bread Machine) – Ronald Reagan)
Reagan In His Own Voice (Audio book/download) ^ | November 1976 | Ronald Reagan
A modern day little red hen may not sound like or appear to be a quotable authority on economics but then some authorities aren’t worth quoting. I’ll be right back.
About a year ago I imposed a little poetry on you. It was called “The Incredible Bread Machine” and made a lot of sense with reference to matters economic. You didn’t object too much so having gotten away with it once I’m going to try again. This is a little treatise on basic economics called “The Modern little Red Hen.”
Once upon a time there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat. She called her neighbors and said ‘If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?’
“Not I, ” said the cow.
“Not I,” said the duck.
“Not I,” said the pig.
“Not I,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen. And she did. The wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. “Who will help me reap my wheat?” asked the little red hen.
“Not I,” said the duck.
“Out of my classification,” said the pig.
“I’d lose my seniority,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my unemployment compensation,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did.
At last the time came to bake the bread. “Who will help me bake bread?” asked the little red hen.
“That would be overtime for me,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” said the duck.
“I’m a dropout and never learned how,” said the pig.
“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for the neighbors to see.
They all wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, “No, I can eat the five loaves myself.”
“Excess profits,” cried the cow.
“Capitalist leech,” screamed the duck.
“I demand equal rights,” yelled the goose.
And the pig just grunted.
And they painted “unfair” picket signs and marched round and around the little red hen shouting obscenities.
When the government agent came, he said to the little red hen, “You must not be greedy.”
“But I earned the bread,” said the little red hen.
“Exactly,” said the agent. “That’s the wonderful free enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations productive workers must divide their products with the idle.”
And they lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, “I am grateful, I am grateful.” But her neighbors wondered why she never again baked any more bread.
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October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
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In her first public appearance since husband Frank O’Connor’s death, we see a rare personal side of Rand—” As always, the ideas do shine through: the acknowledgement of achievement; the evils of altruism; American schools sacrificing the gifted for the less gifted; the nationalization of American oil interests in the Middle East; the fatal arguments for the existence of God;… and much more.
October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
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Friedman, shows why he is unsurpassed in modern times in defending liberty. He cheerfully decapitates the ideas of a government-controlled economy, over a wide range of examples. His layman’s explanation as to how government intervention and the Federal Reserve control of the money supply helped cause the Great Depression is simply outstanding.
Be Alert, Be Aware, Have a Plan: The Complete Guide to Personal Security [Paperback] Neal Rawls / Sue Kovach (Authors)
October 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
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Being prepared means being in control. Here is hard-won advice from a veteran security expert for people who want to protect themselves and their families in any situation. Whether you’re letting the kids out to play, making an ATM withdrawal, driving through a strange city, or leaving your home for a weeklong vacation, the threat of danger-unlikely as you hope it might be-is real.Rather than focusing on fixing problems after they’ve occurred, Be Alert, Be Aware, Have a Plan shows how to prevent them in the first place. You don’t need a personal bodyguard, rigorous training, or a fortified living space to live safely, points out Neal Rawls. What you do need is a sense of security that will lead to good habits that in turn will keep you safe.
Rawls, a veteran police sergeant and a former director of security for a major corporation, shows how to develop the right security instincts. He provides answers to such questions as:
How secure is my workplace?
How do I stay safe while out in public?
Can I travel safely?
Can anything be done to protect myself in a chemical or biological attack?
Be Alert, Be Aware, Have a Plan will allow you to develop a foundation that can be expanded to serve you in even the worst circumstances. Profusely peppered throughout are anecdotes, lists, and quizzes to keep the reader on the right track to personal safety.
There is simply nothing like it available. Travel safely on foot; teach your kids to protect themselves; hire a babysitter; avoid being followed; prevent muggings; protect your home from burglary; stop credit card fraud; deal with phone solicitations; counter road rage; avoid car theft and carjackings; react to terrorist attacks and natural disasters; stay secure in a hotel or motel; prevent stalking; use the Internet safely; react to chemical spills and other biological hazards and much, much more. (5 x 7, 196 pages)
About the Author
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October 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
Featured blog of the day:
Meet Kevin Jackson, author of the critically acclaimed book The Big Black Lie, has made it his mission to expose the left’s ignorance and racist political escapades. Propelled by like-minded patriots, Kevin has been featured on the Glenn Beck Program, The Rush Limbaugh Show, the John Gibson Radio show, and even smacked down David Shuster on MSNBC!
“Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What You Can Do About It” by Star Parker
October 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
Socialism/Communism is simply — Modern Slavery…
Star Parker, freedom fighter and social policy activist, has written a blistering indictment of today’s culture of government dependency.
“Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What You Can Do About It” traces the benign origins of the welfare state and its evolution into a $400 billion plus monstrosity of programs that effectively enslave America’s poor.
Parker, a former welfare mother, has seen first hand the damage that a life of dependency renders. Years of massive government spending have left America’s inner cities in shambles, black families destroyed, and youth uneducated and directionless.
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America has two economic systems: capitalism for the rich and socialism for the poor.
This double-minded approach seems to keep the poor enslaved to poverty while the rich get richer. Let’s face it, despite its $400 billion price tag, welfare isn’t working. The solution, asserts Star Parker, is a faith-based, not state-sponsored, plan.
In Uncle Sam’s Plantation, she offers five simple yet profound steps that will allow the nation’s poor to go from entitlement and slavery to empowerment and freedom. Parker shares her own amazing journey up from the lower rungs of the economic system and addresses the importance of extending the free market system to this neglected group of people. Emphasizing personal initiative, faith, and responsibility, she walks readers toward releasing the hold poverty has over their lives.
“Casts new light on the redemptive power of freedom.” –Rush Limbaugh