The Las Vegas Sun laments that if the auto industry goes under, more people will lose their jobs. If more people lose their jobs, then fewer people will come to Las Vegas.
A recent Las Vegas Sun article noted something interesting about this past election: In previous elections, the teachers union relied on volunteer phone banks to spread the word on its endorsements. This time around, Executive Director John Jasonek invested in equipment that can make 75,000 "robo-calls" every 12 hours.
In English parliamentary elections just after World War II, Winston Churchill found himself on the defensive against a well mobilized Labour Party. The Labour Party had argued that "planning had won the war," so "planning would win the peace."
After World War II, there was an explosion of new democracies setting up around the world, in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Although poor, these countries were happy to throw off the yolk of colonialism only to submit to the self-destructive forces of socialism.
In what is now a seemingly prophetic quip, political humorist P.J. O'Rourke once said, "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."
Election time often brings out the worst in America with mudslinging, the spin doctoring and the dead rising up from the graves to vote each election year.
George Bush will be remembered as one of America's best presidents ... but not for any good reason.
The latest scuttlebutt in the business world is that Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobile, was seen in tears in his office this morning. Reportedly he was upset that no one sent him a "Thank You" card for lowering gas prices.
This morning on the way to work I saw a woman driving a brand-new quad cab Ford F-150 with four-wheel drive. But what got me about this vehicle was her bumper sticker, which read something like "A Capitalist Free World."
Just say no to property rights abuse.