I love garage sales. I love going to garage sales and I love having them. The reason for my fondness of garage sales is because it gives me a glimpse of what a pure, unregulated free market looks like at least on a micro scale. You have buyers and sellers, competitive pricing, the movement of goods and haggling. It’s the free unregulated interaction between individuals selling goods and individual buying goods. It’s a fluid environment where anything can happen. Yesterday my wife and I spent the day as the seller and we experienced all the above dynamics. This is how it once was in America; buyers and sellers interacting with each other with little or no regulation. Bartering, haggling and moving goods from one set of hands to another. These were the interactions that lifted people out of poverty and created the most successful economy the world had ever seen. These are the interactions our government has been charged to ensure remain intact. Instead the government has injected itself into the process, picking winners and losers by showing favor to certain industries while tearing down others with regulations. These actions have directly disrupted the interactions between buyers and sellers. We now have a market that is controlled and manipulated by central planners.
This is why we are struggling on the Macro level and why we will continue to struggle. This is why the jobless claims will continue to remain high. This is why America’s economic engine is sputtering along and why our growth is at a snail’s pace. The central planners do not respect or appreciate this crucial interaction between buyers and sellers. Nothing in their academic books teaches them about the human component in an economic system. And this is why they fail. Perhaps in the end the model of the garage sale environment should be the template we use to get us back to the free market. It’s simple enough for everyone to understand and it’s real. That’s my opinion for what it’s worth. Now on to the links.
Below are some great articles from conservative bloggers. These are the folks working at the grass root level to bring you the truth. Please take a few moments out of your day to visit their sites and hit their tip jars if they have them. They work hard for you so show them some love back.
A Conservative Teacher: Should President Obama be Blamed for Current Mess?
Ace of Spades: Matt Yglesias Confirms: The Economy Is Awful Under Obama
Adrienne’s Corner: Obama: Re-do health care?…
America’s Chronicle: Facebook Is a Reflection of The Economic Horizon
American Glob: Leftist Wisconsin Group Engages In Voter Intimidation
American Perspective: Slow Hot Wind – Tuesday Tunes
America’s Watchtower: GOP to drop Fast and Furious investigation for fear of Holder playing the race card?
ARRA News Service: Priest Upholds Religious Freedom; Opposes Socialism
Atlas Shrugs: Lawless Presidency: Obama’s secret kill list
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Sinking Into The Red
Blog de KingShamus: The May Jobs Numbers? They’re Fantastic!
Bread upon the Waters: Poland During WWII: Not What Obama Thinks
Breitbart: Nominee! Dems Circle Wagons For Embattled Warren
BUNKERVILLE: No one mentions Communist Dolores Huerta gets Medal of Freedom Award
Capitol Commentary: The Kalifornia 9/11 Plate: “We Remember” But Forgot to Tell You Your…
Catholibertarian: Alan Keyes – We need to be honest about the problems confronting America
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Daily Kos Denies Dependency, Is Crushed by Reality
Conservatives on Fire: Cost Cutting Republicans? Where Are They?
COMMON CENTS: Obama Economic Plan “Go buy a Thingamajig”
Doug Ross@Journal: All the President’s Leaks [Updated]
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Stargate SG-1–”Resurrection”
Fuzzy Logic: Top 5 Lies Leftists Believe About Conservatives: Number 2: Conservatives Hate the Poor
Freedom’s Lighthouse:.Rush Limbaugh Talks about Liberal Media’s Shock at the Unemployment Report
Hot Air: Oh my: Obama now below 50% against Romney — in California
Innominatus: Why I’m not on Twitter
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Clinton Smacks Obama: ‘Romney Had Sterling Business Career’
Laughing Conservative: Barack Obama’s Diary
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Dems need to learn: Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away
Libertarian Republican: Just one view of the Jobs Report released Friday
Liberty At Stake: Family Business
Maggie’s Notebook: Don’t Vote For The Jew!
Manhattan Infidel: My Exclusive Interview with Levi Johnston
Mind Numbed Robot: How NOT to Write a Headline…
Moonbattery: Good for Them, Bad for Us
Motorcitytimes: Another Obama “Command and Control Economy” Failure
NoOneOfAnyImport: Midnight, Linda
NUKE’S: My Confederate Ancestors Were True ‘Freedom Fighters’
Pirate’s Cove: NY Times: Obama’s Pretty Much Blameless For Horrible Economic News
Political Clown Parade: Public Equity
Politics et al: Is Freedom Possible Without Virtue?
Political Realities: Economy Stll Bad, Obama Blames Bush
Proof Positive: The King Wants Your Big Gulp
Randy’s Roundtable: CNN Ratings Collapse
Right Klik: Liberal Twitter Thug Neal Rauhauser Plays Victim Card
Right Truth: RINOS Rule
Rjjrdq’s America II: DOJ Defends Voter Fraud In Florida
Say Anything Blog: Shocker: AFL-CIO Names New Super PAC After Communist Newspaper
teresamerica: WI Police Officers & Pro-Union Thugs are Freaking Fascist Liberals
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Gun Control Freak Bloomberg Of NYC Not Satisfied…Wants Control Nationwide
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: REVENUES CAN INCREASE WITHOUT TAXES INCREASING…
The Bitter Americans: Gun Virgin: Christian Gun Toter
The Camp Of The Saints: The Righteous Rant Of The Day…
The Classic Liberal: Church, State, and Anarchism
The Country Thinker: Common Sense Libertarian Solutions for America
The Daley Gator: Hypocrisy overload in 3, 2, 1…..
The Libertarian Patriot: Target Practice Over Arizona – State Vies To Be Drone Test Site
The Lonely Conservative: Alert Eric Holder! MA Dems Requiring Photo ID to Enter Convention
THE OTHER McCAIN: When Neal Rauhauser Complained About ‘Menacing’ and ‘Cyberstalking’
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: Mark Levin caller insulted that Eric Holder would suggest black folks are too stupid…
The TexasFred Blog: It’s Political Season here in Texas
Theo Spark: Soda Jerk Michael Bloomberg Strikes Again (Nanny of the Month, May 2012)
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: The Jewish Lobby Puppet
TOTUS: The Real War on Women: Unborn Female Babies
Virgina Right: THE PIRATES Are COMING to FRANCE! LA BELLE FRANCAISE NEEDS a LIBERTY PARTY!
WARD WORLD: Feds to Florida: halt non-citizen voter purge
What Would The Founders Think: Why is the Economy so Bad?
WESTERN HERO: The Ultimate War on Women
WyBlog: War on women: Democrats defeat ban on Chinese-style sex selective abortions
Zilla of the Resistance: Violent Convicted Terrorist Bomber Given Million$ by Progressives Now Terrorizes Bloggers – Updated
Thanks for all the great articles. Once again you guys are the heat. Have a great week.
Liberty forever, FREE MARKETS for all!