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The Great Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist, a historian, a philosopher, and one of the greatest social theorists America has ever produced. His name is Thomas Sowell, and he might be the most important scholar you’ve never heard of. Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells his inspiring story in this short 5-minute video.
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Big Business Loves Big Government

“When government gets bigger, whether it’s through spending or taxes or regulation … big business benefits,” Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner explains.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants government to impose a $15 minimum wage. “The problem is [Bezos] doesn’t want to just pay his own workers $15 [but] to outlaw other business models … smaller businesses that might not be as efficient,” Carney says.

Amazon can afford an army of warehouse robots, but mom and pop shops must pay actual people.

If they can’t afford $15, they go out of business. Carney adds: “Capitalism is a cutthroat thing, but this isn’t capitalism. When you turn to government to regulate your competitors out of business, we need to say, ‘No, this is wrong!'”

The video above includes more examples of how big business partners with big government to defeat smaller competitors.

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It’s Official !! WBAHS Class of 2021

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West Burlington Arnold High School’s Class of 2021 celebrates at the end of commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon at West Burlington.
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West Burlington Arnold High School Class of 2021

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West Burlington Arnold High School Graduating Class of 2021 poses in front of the High School Friday morning in West Burlington.
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Liberty Winning?

“Thanks to property rights and free markets, humanity has achieved prosperity and freedom that our ancestors hardly dreamed about. For most of history, kings and tyrants ruled. They took and kept slaves, confiscated property, and waged decades-long wars.”
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Ted Nugent tests positive for COVID-19 after calling pandemic a ‘scam’

“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days and I thought I was dying…” said the 72-year old Ted Nugent.

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Capitalism Wins

More and more, it seems people find it difficult to defend capitalism—even those who benefit from it most. But former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley takes a refreshingly different view: she thinks we should double down on it. Here’s why.
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WB’s Shelby Ryan earns Girl Scouts Highest Award

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West Burlington High School Senior Shelby Ryan (right) receives the Girl Scouts Gold Award during a surprise ceremony in the WBHS auditorium Wednesday afternoon from Diane Nelson (left), CEO of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois Girl Scouts. The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts. Only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award.
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Why Are Utilities So Expensive?

The cost of producing electricity has dropped significantly in the last decade. So why haven’t we seen those price drops reflected in our electricity bills? Charles McConnell, former Assistant Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration, answers this riddle.
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Your car is watching: Here’s what your vehicle knows about you

CLICK HERE: Researchers looked into how much data your car tracks on you, and what they came up with is pretty shocking. It turns out your car tracks a ton of data — some of which can be accessed by criminals. Here’s what you need to know.

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