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Sense on Cents 2011 Halls of Fame and Shame

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 1st, 2012 12:41 PM |

America wakes up this morning hopeful for a new year filled with peace and prosperity. Sense on Cents welcomes spreading our spirit of optimism.

Before we move forward, though, let’s take an accounting of 2011 and induct those most deserving into our Sense on Cents’ 2011 Halls of Fame and Shame.

Prior to our induction ceremony today, I am sure there are many in the crowd who may want to review our past award winners. On that note, I humbly submit:

Sense on Cents 2009 Halls of Fame and Shame

From the above Fame and Shame lists, I believe the top three in each Hall deserve special recognition. On that note, the medals go to the following: (more…)

Walter Williams: “Politicians Exploit Economic Illiteracy”

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 22nd, 2011 8:14 AM |

Walter Williams

Prior to reading the Weekend Interview in this morning’s Wall Street Journal, I had never heard of Walter Williams. After reading this interview, I will be looking for more of Williams’ work. What really struck me this morning about the George Mason University economist? He badly wants the truth and he embodies the best of ‘sense on cents’ in pursuing it. How so? Do you have any doubts that Williams nails the truth after reading:

Over the decades, Mr. Williams’s writings have sought to highlight “the moral superiority of individual liberty and free markets,” as he puts it. “I try to write so that economics is understandable to the ordinary person without an economics background.” His motivation? “I think it’s important for people to understand the ideas of scarcity and decision-making in everyday life so that they won’t be ripped off by politicians,” he says. “Politicians exploit economic illiteracy.”

Amen!! (more…)

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