Four Good Reads To Start Your Day

A few gems to ponder throughout the day.

What percentage of the world’s “Big Oil” is made-up of governments vs. corporations? Maybe those who despise big-oil should be upset with the former rather than the latter. Check out the numbers.

The Unbroken Window  Fun Facts to Know and Tell: Or …: Professor Wintercow is a lackey of the Iranian government edition …

Nothing to see here, move along.

ObamaCare’s Billions In Hidden Pork For Unions – Latest Headlines – Investors.com: “Health Reform: How do you funnel billions of dollars to your union pals at a time when the government is running record deficits? Easy, you just tuck the money into ObamaCare. According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the federal government has so far handed out $2.7 billion out of a $5 billion program squirreled away in ObamaCare.

lift the hood a little and this program looks more like a slush fund for Friends of Democrats. Almost as soon as the program was announced, thousands of well-connected unions and government agencies rushed in to apply for the free money. As a result, the agency running the program had to stop accepting applications in May or risk running out of funds. And just look at who made the cut.”

In retrospect, really not surprising at all.

Helping to Explain Greece’s Collapse in a Single Picture – International Liberty: “Politicians in Europe have spent decades creating a fiscal crisis by violating Mitchell’s Golden Rule and letting the government grow faster than the private sector. As a result, government is far too big today, and nations such as Greece are in the process of fiscal collapse.”

And one on rich vs. poor.

They’re Not Insulting Our Mothers – The Freeman: The last thing I wish to do is wade into the morass of income statistics to ascertain if the rich are really getting richer while the rest of us are getting poorer. We’ve all heard the line about “lies, damned lies, and statistics” (though we don’t know who first said it), and we’ve been warned that “if you torture the data enough, they will confess anything.”