Ron Ross

Ron Ross Ph.D. is a former economics professor living in Arcata, California. He is the author of The Unbeatable Market. He can be reached at rossecon@gmail.com.

Democrats and Republicans Are Not Morally Equivalent

 

The recent attempted mass assassination of Republican congressmen and its aftermath reveals much about differences between Democrats and Republicans. It’s a difference that Democrats are doing their best to pretend does not exist. One of the ways Democrats are attempting to escape any responsibility for the shooter’s motives is by using one of their favorite […]

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The Media’s Ominous Ambitions

 

The media have decided that reporting the news is no longer sufficient for them. They’ve decided they want to participate rather than just observe and report the passing scene. For example, they have taken upon themselves the negating of the results of the 2016 presidential election. They’ve arrogantly concluded they’re entitled to greater responsibilities and […]

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A Reminder to Conservative Trump Critics

 

Conservative elites as well as some in the Republican establishment love finding fault with virtually everything Donald Trump says or does. There is almost a daily litany of what they know he should have done differently or not at all. They can always find something wrong with whatever he does. Here’s the problem — like […]

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Losing Power Has Left the Democrat Party Dazed and Confused

 

The Democrats know they are in trouble, but they probably don’t know just how deep the trouble is. At the national level the party is now further out of power than it’s been since 1928. This lack of power and control is a problem in and of itself, but it is an even larger problem […]

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Sacramento’s High-Output Law Factory

 

The New Year’s Day front-page headline in the San Francisco Chronicle read, “1st Day of Year Brings Hundreds of New Laws.” The exact number of new California laws taking effect on that day was 898. Unfortunately, there is nothing unusual about 2017. The corresponding number for last year was 807; in 2015 there were 930 […]

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Liberalism’s Simple-Mindedness on Defiant Display

 

Once again the scourge of minimum wage laws is in the news. In California Governor Jerry Brown has just signed legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage from its current $10 level to $15, to be phased in over a six-year period. In a statement President Obama commended California for its new law and […]

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Something Else to Give Thanks For

 

Maybe you don’t need more things to be thankful for, but in case you do here’s a suggestion — private businesses, their owners, and their employees. The ways private businesses improve our lives are so numerous and so frequent it’s all too easy to take them for granted.  For example, if your experience is anything […]

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The Attempted Character Assassination of Ben Carson

 

Sometimes atmospheric conditions are such that the weather forecast can say, “100% chance of rain.” The current political atmosphere is such that even before it happened there was a 100% chance the media would attempt to assassinate Dr. Ben Carson’s character, honesty, and integrity. The liberal media will do everything it can, including lies, fabrications, […]

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Liberalism and Happiness Don’t Mix

 

Although liberals probably don’t realize it, liberalism and happiness don’t mix. A “happy liberal” is almost an oxymoron. Why so? The reasons are many. For one, liberals, especially white American liberals, are highly critical and dissatisfied with their country, culture, race, and gender. If you don’t like the society, race, culture, and gender that you’re […]

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Liberals, Conservatives, and Abortion

 

There is no issue that divides liberals and conservatives more deeply than does abortion. It is, after all, a matter of life and death. It would be hard to say what issue is closest to the hearts of liberals — inequality, diversity, labor unions, or maximizing the size and reach of government. What seems to […]

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