William Cohan at Ramapo College on November 1

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Why legal plunder is anti-human

The Law by Bastiat is must reading.

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BVMI in Hackensack

Florence and I attended the annual gala for BVMI (www.bvmi.org), a nonprofit health center in Hackensack, which honored their “champions” for their volunteer services.  I am a founding trustee of BVMI, which treats low-income individuals at no charge, partners with hospitals in the area to provide health care services.  BVMI is based on the volunteers in medicine model that began in Hilton Head, SC in the mid-1990s.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jack McConnell soon after the Hilton Head facility opened after I read an article in the New York Times about Dr. M.

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Educating students and the public about the free enterprise system is needed more than ever

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New Ebook Available

I am pleased to inform you that the social entrepreneurship ebook is posted on the Sabrin Center site.  I hope the essays will have an impact on the national dialogue about the best way to provide social services in communities throughout the country.

 

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Strategist Jeff Saut: The 8-year-old bull market still has up to nine more years left

“It’s not even close to being too late to buy into the second-longest stock bull market in history, says the veteran Wall Street expert.”

Source: Strategist Jeff Saut: The 8-year-old bull market still has up to nine more years left

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State pension funds continue to fall behind. Here’s how much you owe

New Jersey is number one.  Both Republicans and Democrats are incompetent.  

Source: State pension funds continue to fall behind. Here’s how much you owe

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McCain As Metaphor – Antiwar.com Original

“Some people are living symbols, sheer embodiments of a concept that fits their persona as snugly as their skin: e.g. the Dalai Lama personifies Contemplative Piety, Harvey Weinstein is the incarnation of Brazen Vulgarity, and John McCain’s very person exudes the sweaty blustery spirit of Empire. His entire history – born in the Panama Canal …”

Source: McCain As Metaphor – Antiwar.com Original

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Per Capita Federal Spending Up Sevenfold Since 1941

Source: Per Capita Federal Spending Up Sevenfold Since 1941

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HEROIC Rand Paul Opposes Senate GOP Budget

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: HEROIC Rand Paul Opposes Senate GOP Budget

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Trump and Obamacare

“Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the secretaries of the treasury and health and human services to cease making payments to health care insurance companies in behalf of the more than 6 million Americans who qualify for these payments under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Obamacare is the signature legislation of former President Barack Obama, enacted in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012.”

Source: Trump and Obamacare, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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New Jersey Is Taking the Turnpike to Uncontrolled Taxation

Billions of dollars of wealth have already left New Jersey because of bad tax policy. Yet politicians in Trenton blindly want to make the state even less attractive. At the risk of asking an obvious question, how can they not realize that this will accelerate the migration of high-value taxpayers to states with better policy?”

Source: New Jersey Is Taking the Turnpike to Uncontrolled Taxation

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Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

Source: Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

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Who Pays What in Taxes?, by Walter E.Williams

“Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation.”

Source: Who Pays What in Taxes?, by Walter E.Williams

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The neocons duped the Donald on Iran deal | Mulshine

“So-called “neo” conservatives like John Bolton got everything wrong by urging U.S. involvement in the Mideast; they keep trying to refight World War II but they’re running out of Hitlers.”

Source: The neocons duped the Donald on Iran deal | Mulshine

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Letter to the editor about CHIP and the welfare state

Letter: Columnist ignores the effects of the economy on working class

Regarding “GOP chose party over kids’ health,” (Bruce Lowry column, Page 2O, Oct. 15).

Bruce Lowry spends most of the article decrying the Republican Party’s decision to allow the CHIP program to expire on Oct. 1, because he considers it a “godsend for struggling and working-class families, in Northern New Jersey and beyond.” There is no doubt CHIP has “helped” families deal with challenging times since the Great Recession, but Lowry ignores why the U.S. economy has experienced the weakest recovery since the Great Depression. In addition, he conflates “compassion” with federal and state government programs.

First, the U.S. economy is being “managed” by the Federal Reserve, which manipulates interest rates to “stimulate” the economy. This policy has been a colossal failure. The primary beneficiaries of the Fed’s easy-money policy have been the 1-percenters, who have seen their asset values soar at the expense of low- and middle-income families, who have received virtually no return on their savings accounts and other low-risk assets. Wages have been stagnant for workers in many sectors of the economy because the U.S. is undergoing a structural shift – to more high-tech industries from less “traditional” relatively low-skilled jobs.

Second, the American people used to be self-reliant and/or dependent on their families and local mutual aid societies to help them through illnesses, unemployment and other challenges. Since the Great Depression (1930s) and the Great Society (1960s) programs of the 20th century, the welfare state has made more and more Americans dependent on the coercive powers of government to assist them instead of relying exclusively on real compassion – that of family members, neighbors and voluntary associations.

Murray Sabrin 

Fort Lee

The writer is a professor of finance at Ramapo College.

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Real Problems With Healthcare in the United States

Robert Wenzel

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Real Problems With Healthcare in the United States

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Should the Middle Class Pay More for a Loaf of Bread than the Poor? 

Source: Should the Middle Class Pay More for a Loaf of Bread than the Poor? – Mish Talk

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Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

“The decision comes after the prosecution rested in the trial of the Democratic lawmaker.”

Source: Judge rejects Menendez request to toss bribery charges

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The Fading Scent Of The American Dream | Zero Hedge

“This dynamic has yet to fully play out, but it will. Whatever you think of Trump, his election isn’t the problem; it’s merely a symptom of much deeper forces that will sweep our corrupt and rotten-to-the-core status quo into the dustbin of history.”

Source: The Fading Scent Of The American Dream | Zero Hedge

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