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National Day of Prayer at VC Government Center

National Day of Prayer at VC Government Center

By George Miller A National Day of Prayer ceremony was held by the fountain at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura on May 1st  at lunch time. Event coordinators were Fawn and Joey Parish of Saticoy Church. There were 14 presentations scheduled, including a mime troupe, but over 20 pastors showed up and all […]

What Difference Does It Make?

What Difference Does It Make?

By Gregory Welborn

Terrorists cannot govern … or deliver health care

Terrorists cannot govern … or deliver health care

By Steve Bowers   Whaaaa?

My Fair Share

My Fair Share

By L. Neil Smith I can’t remember how it started, but I got into a “discussion” the other day with a fellow I’ve wanted to know better for quite a while, a member of the Fort Collins theatrical community presently working with us in _1776_. He’s interesting, unusual, and pretty obviously intelligent. At some point, […]

Is Sacramento playing favorites with tax credits?

Is Sacramento playing favorites with tax credits?

By Jon Coupal Just two months ago this column criticized Sacramento for subsidizing those politically connected companies that are part of the “in” crowd with millions in tax credits while maintaining high taxes on less glamorous industries. Auto maker Tesla has recently been “gifted” $35 million in this fashion and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers […]

California legislature wants 47% corporate tax increase & cap on CEO pay

California legislature wants 47% corporate tax increase & cap on CEO pay

By George Miller Yeah, you read that right. The state that passed the largest tax increase in history not so long ago, now wants to increase the corporate tax rate by …. 47%. This would apply to the same corporations already running for the exits, or they may be trying to find them if they […]

Thick as a brick

Thick as a brick

By L. Neil Smith There are humorous and sad stories within the libertarian movement about Ayn Rand, who was apparently unable to distinguish between the essential elements of her philosophy, and her own personal, passing enthusiasms. At one point, I’ve been told, Rand rather foolishly proclaimed that the only form of dancing truly consistent with […]

Share The Wealth Or Get Out Of Town

Share The Wealth Or Get Out Of Town

With the first GNP growth clocking in at a whopping 0.1%, check the jury’s still out on the national economic recovery.  As an economist by early training, I personally believe the U.S. will continue to plod along in a forward direction.  There won’t be a double-dip recession at the national level.  But that same economic […]

The Clippers, Sterling and much to do about mean old men

The Clippers, Sterling and much to do about mean old men

  . By Daniel Gelman

Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

Every school child once learned the meaning of supply and demand, though not so much now. Understanding it is central to prosperity.  Supply and demand at its root is a law of economic balance. Ideally, it means that people are free to produce, buy and sell. Abundance depends on having all three elements freely working […]