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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Guest Column: The 50-year itch: Stop hand-wringing about machines taking jobs

With a free-market economy that embodies personal freedom, free choice and freedom to contract, there is no reason why we cannot continue to enjoy a fruitful future.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guest Column: Incentives drive our economy

Incentives are needed by unskilled teenagers and by the most sophisticated, risk-taking venture capitalists.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Guest Column: Tax system alarmingly progressive, yet politicians clamor for more

Something is very much remiss here.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Guest Column: Dementia can take loved one away, but not spouse's memories

My advice to caregivers: Take advantage of any fleeting moment of rationality.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Column: The pleasure of work: We cherish most what we gain by honest effort

Nothing exceeds the happiness that flows from the fruits of one's honest efforts.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Column: Public-sector union growth foretells crises

In the public-service sphere these costs come out of the hides of taxpayers, who, in contrast, cannot shift them forward.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Guest Column: Recent Fed actions won't help matters

What contributes to this dilemma is that Congress has placed two incompatible goals for the Fed to aim for: a stable price level, and full employment.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Guest Column: Governments govern best that govern least -- and here's why

To help halt reckless government expansion does not require a meeting of the minds on the interpretation of these interests.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012

Column: Why stimulus policies don't work, and why the 2013 outlook is dark

Rather than emphasize consumption stimulus, Obama should stress investment stimulus.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Guest Column: Perverse incentives run counter to mandated health insurance

It is ironic that the availability of health welfare of all forms, plus private charities, accentuates the perverse incentive to forgo health insurance.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011

Guest Column: Severe attempts at income redistribution flatten the income pie

Remove tax and regulatory disincentives that weigh on us, and drastically simplify the tax code.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
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Palmer plans to hit honorary tee shot at Masters

Despite a dislocated shoulder that has slowed his gait and prevented him from playing golf, Arnold Palmer has no intention of missing his appointed tee time at Augusta National Golf Club next month.
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