A LTE of the Hendersonville Times-News asked Americans to wake up. The author, like many today, thinks it is good to raise the cost of doing business in order to achieve an all-around increase in the cost of living. As a general rule, economic pressure imposed by any attempt to regulate trade (e.g., minimum wages, rent controls, buy local programs, etc.) will force people to spend money buying things they don’t want or paying for somebody else’s freebees. Much more easy on the eyes was an article that appeared in Forbes a few months ago.

In the interest of full disclosure, I must warn you that presidential candidates are named in these articles. This blog entry is not intended as an endorsement of any candidate; merely an expression of frustration from hearing the same great ideas over and over again.