Category Archives: Entitlement

Oregon’s Tax Freedom Day

Watchdog.org published this guest article by Cascade’s publications director Kathryn Hickok for Tax Freedom Day 2015. By Kathryn Hickok | Watchdog Opinion “Are you working to live, or living to work?” Well, maybe you’re working for runaway government spending. According … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

The concept that everyone should earn at least some government-mandated minimum wage is politically very appealing. It’s almost the classic example of taking from the few and giving to the many. “The few” in this case are portrayed as rich … Continue reading

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Who Makes Less Than Minimum Wage?

By Trent England The Wall Street Journal recently reported about small business owners losing their health insurance, or facing expensive rate increases, thanks to ObamaCare. Several thousand of the nation’s smallest business owners—sole proprietors and the self-employed—were kicked off their small-business plans by … Continue reading

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Is Washington State ObamaCare’s Success Story?

Washington has had one of the most “successful” ObamaCare rollouts in the country, with a couple hundred thousand applications placed through their state’s health insurance exchange. But the picture is not all rosy. Dr. Roger Stark, a health care policy … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Follow That Dream (1962)

What may be the funniest movie about personal initiative and limited government? Look no further than Follow That Dream (1962), a rollicking pro-freedom comedy starring Arthur O’Connell and Elvis Presley. Elvis plays Toby Kwimper, the young adult son in a … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: Ida Elisabeth

Ida Elisabeth had every reason to leave her husband. He was foolish, immature, irresponsible, and unable to change. She couldn’t respect him. She had never really loved him. When he had an affair with another woman, it was her chance … Continue reading

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Can the Queen of Sciences Dialogue with the Dismal Science?

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty says indeed it can―and it should. Many people “with a heart” and a mission for serving the poor, leading congregations and faith-based charities, or running social service nonprofits don’t have … Continue reading

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Unemployment Insurance According to the President’s New Advisor

President Obama recently appointed Alan Krueger of Princeton to be his new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. As the Wall Street Journal recently recognized, Mr. Krueger has written about the effects of unemployment insurance on the unemployed. Namely, … Continue reading

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Is Unemployment Insurance Stimulative?

Does unemployment insurance stimulate the economy? This question has been debated by economists from different schools of thought for decades. Stephen Moore’s recent Wall Street Journal opinion gave a great answer. He said: “I have two teenage sons. One worked … Continue reading

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Tim Hawkins – The Government Can

Funny video by Tim Hawkins about government spending…

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