Archive for the ‘Middle school’ category

A Big Step on The Road to Ruin « Monty Pelerin’s World

June 27, 2010

An interesting take on the recently passed financial regulations.

A Big Step on The Road to Ruin « Monty Pelerin’s World.

VERY IMPORTANT – Why We Will Continue to Decline « Monty Pelerins World

June 27, 2010

Below is a link to a blog that we found. I really can’t add anything to this article.

VERY IMPORTANT – Why We Will Continue to Decline « Monty Pelerins World.

Criminal charges for Gulf explosion, why? — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

June 5, 2010

Is anyone wondering why the Obama administration is now looking at criminal charges before the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has been stopped? Apparently the price for fairness in this matter is higher than the million $+- that BP contributed to Obama’s campaign.

Established businesses generally like a stable political climate regardless of the form, however,  communist or socialist governments are more useful at limiting competition, therefore, a favorite of established business. The only question is what is the price.

If you consider starting a competitive business you will find the regulations over whelming. These regulations are erected to keep out competition, not protect consumers, you may be able to raise the necessary capital to start and run the business, but the bureaucratic hurdles are designed to make you think twice before starting a competing business. Look at the article from the American Magazine about what Washington DC is doing.

How Washington Just Worsened the Gulf Oil Spill — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

Can anyone imagine George Washington, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, et. al. taking money from a group to pass laws favorable to limitation of competition?

If you read the Declaration of Independence and the original U. S. Constitution you will note that these documents refer to individuals rather than fictious beings (corporations).

Obama’s Education Plan Against Parental School Choice | FreedomWorks

May 10, 2010

Here is an interesting program based on the failed policies of the past. This is Federal government interference in government schools. As the article states involvement of the Fed’s since 1965 has produced no appreciable results.

Obama’s Education Plan Against Parental School Choice | FreedomWorks.

Study Reports that Students Dissatisfied with High School Guidance Counselors « Murphy College Consultants LLC

March 7, 2010

Reference the article below for some interesting statistics on high school counselors. They are spread mighty thin. Not the fault of the counselors, they don’t hire additional counselors when the work load is too large.

We were at an ACT seminar last year and the figure for Florida varied by school district, but they weren’t any better than the statistics in the article. Some districts were worse.

Study Reports that Students Dissatisfied with High School Guidance Counselors « Murphy College Consultants LLC.

Five myths about America’s credit card debt – washingtonpost.com

February 4, 2010

This looks like a very good article from the Washington Post. I am sure you have heard there is a new law going into effect this month. The author of this article doesn’t think it will fix anything or much in any case. The credit card issuers have had since last spring to raise their payment level and their interest levels.  He indicates if you already have credit card debt you won’t be helped by this legislation.

You should share this with your students or parents. It also gives a history of credit cards.

You might also be interested in the fact that Chelsy Clinton and one of the Biden boys have very lucrative jobs with credit card companies or bank credit card divisions

Five myths about America’s credit card debt – washingtonpost.com.

Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession

January 30, 2010

Here is a great article that will let you know how we can get an incompetent economist re-appointed to the Federal Reserve. One of the things that should have been done when this recession, depression, or whatever it finally ends up being. I am thinking depression. When this was first discovered the Fed Chairman and members of the OMC should have been fired and the Fed disbanded. They all missed the signs of trouble.

Read the following article for the facts.

Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession.