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This #TaxDay, Let’s Also Look to Rid Ourselves of Global Anti-Free Trade Tariffs

April 16, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

It’s Tax Day in America.  Which brings to mind one of the late, great Ronald Reagan’s many great lines: “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.” And of course Reagan was right.  Taxes damage individuals, families and economies every single day of the year […]

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#TaxDay: What Governments Absolutely Do Not Need – More of Our Money

April 15, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Tuesday is April 15 – Tax Day.  The official day that represents governments’ year-round, omni-directional shearing of We the People. Looking to get filing help from our federal fleecers is at best a crapshoot. IRS Can’t Do The Math IRS Help Line Has Error Rate of 30.8% Busy Signal Awaits IRS Help Line Callers How […]

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When Governments Attack the Private Sector

April 9, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Your average government – anywhere in the world – has more resources at its disposal than just about any private company on the planet. So when a government sets its sites on making a private company’s life miserable – it almost always can.  Because it can put the full weight of the Leviathan behind the […]

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Crony Socialism: Let’s Not (Yet Again) Emulate Europe

April 8, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Crony Socialism is private companies using Big Government’s enormous power to better themselves – or to hobble their competition. It is free market success stories – bailing on the free market once they’ve achieved a comfortable share of the marketplace.  Choosing instead to remain in sclerotic stasis, and have Big Government save them from themselves […]

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The Freer the Trade, the Better Things Get

April 2, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

  The West Wing was for several years a fabulous television show – about a Democratic White House. Yes, I know, I’m a conservative and I wasn’t supposed to like it. But great writing is great writing, and Aaron Sorkin can seriously write. (He doesn’t bat 1.000, but here he was stellar.) For anyone who missed it — go […]

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The Left’s Ever-Expanding, All-Encompassing Net Neutrality

April 1, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Network Neutrality is socialism for the Internet – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing. We’ll let college professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney identify Net Neutrality’s objective: “(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” […]

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VIDEO: Big Government Caused This – Bigger Government Doesn’t Fix It

March 26, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The solution to government – isn’t more government.  But that’s exactly what governments proffer all the time. Local governments have imposed ridiculously high and expensive impediments to private broadband companies providing their residents service. The federal government then decries the resulting local-government-created dearth of competition.  And uses it as an excuse to jam more government […]

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When Private Companies Beg for Government Favors – It’s Crony Socialism

March 25, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Crony Socialism is, in part, the government cutting special deals for certain companies – at the expense of other companies, and the free market. It is particularly pathetic when companies publicly troll for this treatment.  It’s almost as if they’ve given up on actually, you know, trying. …Sprint, T-Mobile US, Dish Network and other smaller […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Need to Lead to Fully Free Trade

March 19, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The United States and Japan are at the trade negotiation table – for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The 2005 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) is a trade agreement among Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore…. (T)he US joined the TPP in 2011…. The Obama Administration has begun talks with Asian and […]

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Governments Mandate Monopolies – Then Complain About a Lack of Competition

March 18, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The solution to government – isn’t more government.  But that’s exactly what governments proffer all the time. They pass a government-expanding law – which warps, distorts and otherwise damages the private marketplace.  They don’t offer to repeal the law – of course not.  They instead pass another government-expanding law – to “fix” the mess they made […]

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