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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


‘Mark W. Hendrickson’

A Free-Market Economist’s Take on Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts”

A Free-Market Economist’s Take on Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts”

MARK W. HENDRICKSON By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary on the three most famous Roosevelts: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor. I have to confess that I almost didn’t watch it. There were two reasons for my reluctance. First, I am not a fan of either Teddy or FDR as presidents. The former was [...]

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of labor.” In practice, though, there has been an interesting dichotomy: they undoubtedly are the party of organized labor, with unions being a major pillar of the Democratic Party; however, their policies often have increased unemployment and [...]

SIFIs Are LCCs (Lucrative Cash Cows)

SIFIs Are LCCs (Lucrative Cash Cows)

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Six years ago, it seemed as though the financial system of the United States might melt down. In March of 2008, prodded by federal regulators, J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan Chase Chase absorbed Bear Stearns. In September, JPM also took over Washington Mutual. This proved insufficient to avert the crisis. In September, also with [...]

Centralizing Credit In The Hands Of The State: The Noose Tightens

Centralizing Credit In The Hands Of The State: The Noose Tightens

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON It is been my contention for some time that the financial system and credit allocation in the United States have been becoming progressively centralized in the hands of the Feds. Whether this is the conscious goal of those who are implementing these policies is a matter for debate. You could make a strong case that [...]

The NLRB’s Contribution To Obama’s Anti-business Crusade

The NLRB’s Contribution To Obama’s Anti-business Crusade

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Having written earlier this summer about the whack-a-mole regulatory state running wild under the presidency of Barack Obama, the biggest question in my mind was which of the myriad federal regulatory agencies would be the next to throw a monkey wrench into the economy. It was a foregone conclusion that the EPA would be one [...]

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