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from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, HIGH, non-profit organization

Privatization Should Be Everyone's Priority
It's a childish overstatement to say that only the rich benefit from privatization.

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening
If you are like me, you’ve resolved to make changes in your life only to experience the frustration of sliding back into old habits.

2018's New Minimum Wages Come with a Cost
The minimum wage supporters see almost endless benefits despite the economic destruction that characterizes minimum wage laws. They see miracles of multiplying prosperity, increased income, and more jobs coming from minimum wage hikes, a form of economic magic enacted in state capitals, by city councils, and the federal government. But once we trace the long-term effects of such public policy on all groups in the economy, and analyze both what is seen and what is unseen, we should easily understand that the minimum wage cannot, and will not, have overall positive effects. At best, the minimum wage transfers money from one group to another group, but with no net gain.


from Free Market Central
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The last three decades have seen the Chinese experience an absolutely unprecedented increase in human well-being. Poverty — and we are talking about serious, hand-to-mouth poverty (not having trouble affording insurance that pays for million-dollar cancer treatments) — has dropped from about 60% to under 5%. Forests of skyscrapers rose nearly overnight. China is awash with electric vehicles, lithium batteries, and solar panels, all produced locally. At the root of this growth and prosperity is not some monolithic outsourcing machine, it is a boom in entrepreneurship.

The left’s latest story – their bombshell – is that George Papadopoulos was responsible for the launching of the Trump-Russia probe, not the dossier. It’s not very believable since even the Director of National Intelligence never even had Papadopoulos on his “radar”.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington


from Sputnik
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, MIXED, Broadcasting & Media Production Company out of Moscow, Russia

Netanyahu: Israelis, Iranians to Be Friends After Fall of Gov't in Tehran
The people of Israel and Iran will once again be "great friends" after the change of the current authorities in Tehran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday amid ongoing anti-government protests in major Iranian cities. Earlier in the day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that the country's "enemies" were "angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran." Netanyahu described Tehran's claims that Israel was among those inciting unrest in Iran as "laughable."


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