Unsustainable Government Pensions

Frankly, I don’t know if there is ever a ‘Day of Reckoning’ for government-related ‘mis-economics’, particularly when it is related to employee pensions.  However, there is a pertinent court case emerging in California: The California Supreme Court has agreed to

Visit to Cincinnati Zoo

We haven’t been to the Cincinnati Zoo in almost 20 years, so Missy and I decided to make a visit…   The place is fantastic.  The flora and fauna are beautiful, even in late October; And what a deal!   It’s $15/person

Making Costly Movies

Here is an interesting factoid: The movie ‘Titanic’ (1997) cost more to make than the actual ship (Titanic) that sank. The movie cost $200 million. The actual costs to construct the ship from 1910 to 1912 were $7.5 million. Adjusted

545 People

This is a pretty good rant from Charlie Reese (Hat tip to my buddy, Joe K)… however, one key item that he overlooks is these 535 politicians are part of a representative democracy, and the people have said that they

Bountiful Harvest

It’s that time of year, and the many vegetable plants that I nurtured from seeds are now bearing the results from their ‘pregnant flowers’.  First on the list is the beautiful butterfly that I discovered in my flower garden.  This

California’s Pension Pirates

Are these what people refer to as ‘Pension Pirates’? If public service truly is a sacrifice, then join me in shedding a tear for the 20,900 public workers in California who pulled down more than $100,000 in retirement benefits during

Pensions Underfunded by $5 Trillion

Yep, you read the number right — five trillion dollars.  Evidently, somebody is asking the “Pension Pirates” to be more accountable… If the Actuarial Standards Board enacts recommendations from its Pension Task Force, actuarial valuations for state and local government

The Economy and Labor Statistics

Even the political manipulation of reality is getting more difficult…  The Obama administration can twist the numbers all they like, but it’s becoming more obvious that it’s all one big ruse: 180,000 more Americans left the workforce, bringing the total to

The Slow Economic Death from Obamacare

A good summary over at American Thinker: Obamacare…  the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The first major bump in the road is the concept of essential benefits. According to the Obamacare website, “Ten essential health benefits must