Category Archives: Economics

Free and valuable advice to any business: Stay out of the culture wars and don’t give into Leftist bullies

And yet another foolish business gets involved in the culture wars and supports Planned Parenthood. This time it was Chili’s — though I heard they stopped the promotion (after the damage was already done).  I left this note at their site:

Hi — I’ve always enjoyed Chili’s but now every time I see one I will think of how you support the largest child-killers in the country, and perhaps the world: Planned Parenthood. They kill children, sell their body parts, protect rapists & sex traffickers, lie about doing prenatal care, and so much more. You used bad judgment.

I realize you can’t boycott everything or you’d starve, but I do avoid business that are more in-your-face with their radical Leftism, such as Target (Motto: “We hate you Christians because you are intolerant bigots who know the difference between men and women, so please spend lots of money here!”).

Another company, which I won’t mention because I don’t want to give them free advertising, thought it would be smart to brag about their support for Planned Parenthood.  They sell cosmetics to women and assumed that the post-#womensmarch #abortionmarch timing would be great.  But it turns out that many loyal customers, including Mrs. Eternity Matters, said, “Buh-bye!”  Most of their Facebook comments were negative, and the business got caught having employees pretending to be customers and offering positive support.  They tried to backtrack and say that they’d planned to rotate the giving to other organizations in the future, but the original post made no mention of that.  And as they doubled-down with one defensive comment after another the opportunity for grace was gone.

The cost of losing customers for life is enormous.  My advice to any Board of Directors and senior management is to never give in to the LGBTQX, Planned Parenthood or other Leftist bullies.  Remember PP’s scorched earth campaign against Komen – a breast cancer charity! – when they tried to part ways. Do not pick up those snakes.  Just tell them you stay out of the culture wars and move on. They may threaten you, but don’t give in.  If your competitors give in and you don’t then you may reap the benefits!

Sojourners’ demonstrates “Christian” Left’s ignorance of basic economic principles

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Leftists literally fail at basic economics*, and it has far-reaching negative consequences for society.  For today’s example, look at that Tweet by Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis’ Sojourners group.  They call making money from prisons, education and sick people an abomination.

I assume they are referring to for-profit prisons (which, of course, need proper oversight), those who make student loans and insurance companies.  Everyone needs a good scapegoat — it is right out of Leviticus 16! — and those evil people providing goods and services that no one is forced to buy (uh, except for the last one via Obamacare) sure make good enemies for the “Christian” Left.

But look at what they miss: Using their logic, prison guards, wardens, etc. are abominations for making their living off of prisons.

All teachers, principals, etc. are abominations for making their living off of students.

Doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc. are abominations for making their living from providing health care.

Their childish, naive, foolish argument proves far more than they wanted, and they probably don’t even realize it.

Gee, how many people will want to spend $500,000 for 8 hard years of school and then work long hours to give these Leftists free medical care?

And those precious teachers’ unions, which take turns with politicians in giving each other your money, may not be too excited about working for free.

And I’m sure you can run secure prisons by forcing people to build and operate them for free.

And isn’t abomination a rather strong word? Seems kinda judgmental of the tolerant, loving Left.

All that said, I’m glad that the author’s son had his opioid problem cured, though from the picture it looks like he was addicted to jelly beans.

Run, don’t walk, from the intellectually bankrupt economic lessons of the “Christian” Left.  They understand the free market as well as they do the Bible.


*My dog did better on an economics test than Leftists.  Seriously.  Sort of.

Leftist double-fail on economics

It is bad enough that most Leftists literally fail at basic economics, but to make it worse they deliberately implement counterproductive policies even on the rare occasions when they do understand a simple economic concept.  Via Leaked Podesta Emails Show Clinton and Co. Knew But Didn’t Care That They Would Hurt the Economy:

The head of the liberal Center for American Progress privately warned Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff against endorsing a $15-an-hour minimum wage, saying that it would be bad for the economy.Despite that, both the Clinton campaign and the center have since promoted state and local activists’ efforts to push a $15 rate, and Clinton has even said she would sign $15 federal legislation.

Go read it all.  It gets worse.

So the Leftist leaders promote causes to benefit themselves knowing that it will hurt those they claim to care about.  Because love and tolerance or something.

This is just like Obama dismissing capital gains tax cuts because they didn’t appear to be “fair,” even though they are known to increase tax revenues.  Even John Kennedy, that notorious right-wing extremist, understood simple concepts like that.

To recap:

  1. Tests show that Leftists literally fail at understanding basic economic concepts, and it drives their terrible policies.
  2. Even when the proverbial blind squirrel finds a nut and the politicians do understand a simple economic concept, they legislate against it because they know that their followers are economically ignorant (hello, government schools!) and they’d rather have votes than actually help the people they claim to care about.

Leftists increase the misery of those they claim to want to help

Never confuse productive Biblical giving with wasteful, counterproductive “Christian” Leftist confiscation and redistribution.

I could go on at length about how the Left — including the “Christian” Left —  actually hurt people financially when trying to help them*, but even if their impact was financially neutral they do them a great disservice by fueling their natural covetousness.  Some do this out of ignorance and others out of selfish cynicism — i.e., those who promote minimum wage laws to gain votes even though they know the laws will reduce jobs and benefits.

Their constituents have material blessings that dwarf what royalty had a century or two ago. But they can’t enjoy them, because their Leftist overlords keep them in perpetual bitterness and ungratefulness!  Telling people that they are entitled to what others have nearly eliminates the possibility of them feeling any gratitude.  That is a miserable way to go through life, and the predictable outcome is seen in generation after generation.

The Kenya church and hospital that we support and have visited many times offers a great contrast.  They don’t just throw food at the poor, they teach life skills to aids orphans that let them be independent and to help themselves and others.  And the poor didn’t get EBT cards to spend on junk or sell for cash, they got real food.

We got to witness a monthly food distribution for those who care for children in the AIDS orphan program. These ladies were incredible. They literally sang and danced with such joy after receiving a 30-40 lb. bag of grain, then they put it on their backs to carry it several miles back to their homes. What incredible gratitude!

And this all ignores the indescribable carnage of the Left’s pro-abortion extremism. The Leftists actually rationalize that it is better that you be crushed and dismembered in the womb than that you might live a life of relative poverty.


*Leftists literally fail at basic economics.  My dog did better on an economics test than Leftists.  Seriously.  Sort of.

Communism and Socialism are super-awesome! Just ask the “Christian” Left!

The “Christian” Left insists that Jesus taught Socialism and that Communism would be great if we would just try it again and get it “right.”  And they get every important thing wrong about Christianity, so they are due to be right about something.

But whatever you do, don’t visit the Socialist paradise of Venezuela.  It might burst your bubble.

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And definitely don’t read the Gulag Archipelago, which showed how great Communism is — that is, as soon as you jail, torture or kill everyone who opposes you.  Or might oppose you in the future.  Or knows someone who opposed you.  Or who is a random innocent person needed as a sacrifice to keep everyone in fear.  Or who fought for you in the war and got captured.  Or who visited a foreign country and saw how much better Capitalism is than Communism.

Leftist [alleged] good intentions + [indisputable] economic illiteracy = Societal destruction

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The meme above is a classic example of how Leftists literally fail at basic economics* and how harmful that is to society. Their alleged good intentions drive them to do things like increase taxes on luxury items because they “know” that the rich can afford them and will continue to buy them in the same volume.

But back in reality, the ironclad law of supply and demand — in which I can make a 7th grader fluent in a 30 minute Junior Achievement class — meant that people would buy less luxury items.  That meant less tax revenues from the sales of the luxury items.  And it meant less jobs for the makers of those items.  And it meant less taxes paid by those workers and more taxes consumed by them when they were out of work.

In short, it was an entirely predictable train wreck brought about by the covetousness and economic ignorance of Leftists.  They completely ignore that even fantastically wealthy people like John Kerry will inconvenience themselves by putting assets in more tax-friendly environments.  It is the same ignorance that makes them shocked when businesses move to tax-friendly countries.

Part of being an adult is being able to consider the unintended but predictable consequences of things like tax increases. But what does all that human misery and lost tax revenue matter as long as it made the Leftists think they were being “fair?”

These people should not be allowed to govern until they gain a basic understanding of human nature and economics.


*My dog did better on an economics test than Leftists. Seriously. Sort of. And they really do fail at basic economic principles.  The more conservative someone is, the better they do.

As if you needed another reason not to vote for Trump . . .

I never thought I’d say this — and I would still never vote for the cartoonishly evil Hillary Clinton — but this shows why Trump would do even more damage to the country than her: Trump: I’ll reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less.

Got that?  Mr. Business Expert thinks that there won’t be any unintended consequences of telling our creditors that they may not get paid 100% of what we owe them.  Whether he is bluffing or not, he could send our economy into a tailspin the day after he is elected.

Try telling this to your banker: “I’m only going to pay you $90,000 on my mortgage instead of the $100,000 I owe you. Oh, and I’d like to borrow another $100,000 today.”

How do you think that will go?  Do you think he’ll lend you more money?  Do you think anyone else will?  And even if they were foolish enough to do so, do you think they just might charge a much higher interest rate?

Even if everything else Trump said was coherent and rational this issue alone should be an ejector seat for him.

This country is getting what it deserves with these two unqualified, anti-Christian, anti-American narcissists.

#nevertrump #neverhillary