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We are “The Economy”

Posted: October 8, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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“‘The economy’ is not some abstract academic metric on an Excel spreadsheet. It is simply the way free people trade, relate, interact and live. Once you accept the notion that government can control and intervene into the economy — that is, individual’s lives — literally anything goes.”


Please Support Joshua Lipina

Posted: October 8, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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Please join me in supporting Joshua Lipana, a highly valued contributor to The Objective Standard, has been diagnosed with cancer, specifically T-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, at the young age of 20. He has recently had two sessions of chemotherapy and is scheduled for several more in the weeks to come. His loving mother, Arleen Lipana, has been by his side the whole time. Although the side effects of the chemo are dreadful, the treatment appears to be reducing the large tumor in Joshua’s left lung, and the doctors […]


Alas, Jadwin

Posted: October 7, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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“Often Jadwin had noted the scene, and, unimaginative though he was, had long since conceived the notion of some great, some resistless force within the Board of Trade Building that held the tide of the streets within its grip, alternately drawing it in and throwing it forth. Within there, a great whirlpool, a pit of roaring waters spun and thundered, sucking in the life tides of the city, sucking them in as into the mouth of some tremendous cloaca, the maw of some colossal sewer; […]


Medicare and the Tea Party

Posted: October 7, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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Hello Jonathan – Nice job on Fox, except for one statement which (if I heard you correctly), gives me pause: your stating that Tea Party members say: “keep the government away – but don’t touch my Medicare.”   However, Medicare is not welfare — we PAID for it out of our salaries.  It and Social Security are the only TRUE “entitlements” – we ARE due it back – because we funded it! Our government gives away money with no Constitutional authority: subsidized housing, legal help, food, medical […]