Monday, May 13, 2019

 

Some years ago, in calling on a friend who operated a small business, with his wife, in Billings, as he busily continued his work, he said to me, “I envy you so much, because you get to go around town and get to know all the amazing people who own and operate businesses here.”

He lamented that as one of them, he was always so busy that he never had the opportunity to get to know many of them himself, because, he said, he knew they had to be among the most

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

 

The current interest in entrepreneurs and the dynamics of start-up companies should be seen as a very positive turn of events. It’s not that entrepreneurship is a new idea or phenomenon, it’s that a whole new group of people are seeing it and understanding it for the first time and coming to appreciate it in a way they never would let themselves, when it is called Capitalism.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The old saying that a rising tide lifts all boats rings true given today’s growing economy.

The U.S. economy’s historic boom benefits all Americans as job creation soars and wages rise. The economy outperformed expectations for the second year in a row in 2018. More than 2.6 million jobs were created last year, and the number of job openings surpassed the number of unemployed workers for the first time on record. The unemployment rate remained at or below 4 percent for the past 13

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

 

Dispelling myths about Capitalism was the focus of Dr. Jay Richards, Research Professor in Business and Economics, Catholic University of America, during a presentation in Billings for the Big Sky Worldview Forum on March 22-23.

Only one system, “Under certain economic conditions, with the rule of law, private property, limited government and economic freedom…  maximizes our ability to pursue our own self-interest and channels even our vices, and channels our

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

 

In less than a month, Human Rights Watch and The Lancet present two publications that show the deep health and food crisis in Venezuela.

Some statistics gleaned from a recently published article from publications::

Between 2017 and 2019 some 5000 dialysis patients died for lack of supplies. From 2008 to 2015 there was only one case of measles in Venezuela. Since June 2017 6400 confirmed cases (76 fatal) were reported.