All too often,Â rich individuals in this country areÂ demonized for simply being rich. If some sort ofÂ financialÂ catastrophe happens, such as theÂ latest recession in 2009, the richÂ are to blame. If the government is running large deficits, the richÂ are not paying theirÂ â€śfair shareâ€ť. If an individual is poor and cannot find employment, it is because the rich hoardÂ all their profits and donâ€™t shareÂ with anyone else.
The amount of influence the family life has on a child is eye-opening. Did you know that marriage reduces the probability of child poverty byÂ 80%? Did you further know that a child coming from an â€śintact married homeâ€ť is 44% more likely to gain a college degree, 40% less likely to have a child out of wedlock, and will earn $4,000 more per year than a child that did not come from such a home? The power of family life can, in many cases, determine the outcome of a childâ€™s life.
This conclusion shouldnâ€™t surprise anyone. There has been a long and old consensus that a 10% increase in the minimum wage would lower employment for low-skilled workers by 1-3%. The logic behind this economic truth is simple: increasing the cost of low-skill labor leads to a decrease in businessesâ€™ demand for their service. This economic truth can be observed while buying tickets to a basketball game on the internet. As game day approaches, more and more people desire a ticket to the game, so the price of that ticket increases.
You must go see "Son of God". Â It is the coolest and most spell binding movie seen in a long time. Â The cool thing about it is how it truly make Jesus and God so cool again. Â Wow, just think of the disdain that is heap upon society by the liberal media elite whenÂ Jesus and GodÂ is acknowledged in aÂ well-deserved and long overdue respectful manner.
Many people at the highest levels of Government and industry have taken a cynical and duplicitous approach to illegal immigration. In a way, itâ€™s symbolic of the approach most average Americans have taken. We rely on immigrant labor to fill jobs that Americans wonâ€™t do as a result of the meager wages and perhaps undesirable working conditions immigrants are often subjected to, while complaining about the side effects â€“ over-exhausted social services, ever-multiplying crime rates, and a grave cultural dilution amongst the Border States. Â Do you believe that Comprehensive Immigration Reform would solve these problems or make them worse?
There are many signs that Nigeria is increasingly catching the attention of the world and cementing its position as a leading force in Africa.Â Â It possesses one of the strongest militaries on the continent, which it has been forced to rely upon as it combats the radical Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram.
Tuesday night President Obama, the former professor of Constitution law, effectively announced that as president of the United States he was ignoring the spirit of the constitution. Â Because he was unable to get agreement with congress he is willing to use executive power to implement laws that Congress will not support. Â A good leader does not only have good ideas but they are able to convince his political adversaries that these ideas are good. Â President Obama has decided he is no longer willing to work with the Republican congress to pass legislation. Â He is no longer willing to compromise. Â He will go and implement laws without convincing a majority of the Congress that it is the right thing to do. Â This is in clear violation of our Constitution.
On the 27th of November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes. As described in Nobel's will, one part was dedicated to "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".
A colleague of mine recently told me about
Â his difficult circumstances: he was in over his head, owing millions of dollars to investors. On one particular day, they paid him a polite visit at his home, inquiring about the status of the investment and how soon they might receive their promised return. My colleague was about to tell them the unfortunate truth â€“ that due to circumstances beyond his control, their investment had been lost â€“ when a moment from his own childhood flashed before his eyes.
Communism is an economic construct that died because it had no incentives for anyone other than the politicians who, of course lived outside the economic rules of their society. The lack of incentives, combined with human nature, killed all work ethic. Money became worthless because there was nothing to buy. Laborers engaged in ever poorer workmanship. State owned and managed companies were able to survive only because the public was forced to buy their shoddy goods. In the end, many in Russia suffered. The Russian saying in the 1970â€™s that â€śwe pretend to work and they pretend to pay usâ€ť was a very telling slogan.