Americans are learning how socialism works Reply

The Register’s editorial “Insurance’s Forgotten Lesson: We All Help Each Other” [Nov. 17] made the arrogant claim that “One benefit (of Obamacare) is being overlooked: Americans are finally learning how insurance works.” As a self-employed insurance professional and practicing Catholic, I think the aforementioned sentence makes more sense when worded, “Americans are finally learning how socialism works.” More…

Saturday morning economics lesson Reply

By Tom Quiner

Should government be bigger or smaller?

These two approaches to governance are on the line this election cycle more than ever. President Obama has already expanded government beyond anyone’s imaginings, and has barely gotten started should he win reelection.

Republicans think government is too big and would like to slow its growth at the very least, or begin contracting it.

Which approach is correct?

The video above provides a valuable economics lesson in a very entertaining way. It is an excerpt from a movie, “I Want Your Money,” which will be released this Fall.