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" Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies. "
" All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts. "
" All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics. "
" All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians' warning that correlation is not causation. "
" Although the big word on the left is 'compassion,' the big agenda on the left is dependency. "
" A moral monopoly is the antithesis of a marketplace of ideas. "
" As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking - or lack of thinking. "
" A shortage is a sign that somebody is keeping the price artificially lower than it would be if supply and demand were allowed to operate freely. "
" Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. "
" Being willing to donate the taxpayers' money is not the same as being willing to put your own money where your mouth is. "
" Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights. "
" Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson's administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's brilliant 'whiz kids' tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results. "
" Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it. "
" Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other 'studies' was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these 'studies' are about propaganda rather than serious education. "
" Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right? "
" Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data. "
" Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. "
" Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination. "
" Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. "
" Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more. "
" Even the Soviet Union, with its huge nuclear arsenal, was a threat that could be deterred by the prospect of retaliation. But suicide bombers cannot be deterred. They can only be annihilated - preemptively and unilaterally, if necessary. "
" Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is. "
" Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities. "
" Few professors would dare to publish research or teach a course debunking the claims made in various ethnic, gender, or other 'studies' courses. "
" Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. "
" Groups that rose from poverty to prosperity seldom did so by having their own racial or ethnic leaders to follow. "
" Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life. "
" Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all. "
" If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. "
" If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. "
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