Assorted Links (8/27/2011)

Here’s a list of articles that I have been reading lately:

Five Myths About Social Security and Medicare

“The federal government’s largest two programs, Social Security and Medicare, are at the center of a vibrant national debate over our fiscal future. Each program faces a significant financial shortfall, the solution to which remains elusive.”

iowahawk: New Scandal at DoJ as Illegal Guitars End Up In Hands of Mexican Drug Lords

“Say ‘ello to my leetle fren’: axe confiscated in border rawk-out WASHINGTON – Today’s uncovering of secret multi-agency program for shipping illegal Gibson guitars to Mexican drug cartels left red-faced officials of the U.S. Department of Justice scrambling…”

Perry’s Popping-Off Problem

“In The Wall Street Journal, Declarations columnist Peggy Noonan says GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry has appeal as a consistent leader but a quick-draw machismo that can scare voters away.”

How We Got the King James Bible

“In The Wall Street Journal, Leland Ryken of Wheaton University notes that a request by persecuted Puritans led to the creation of the best-selling book of all time.”

Fiscal Hurricane Season

“The Wall Street Journal writes that Florida’s state-run insurers can’t cover their liabilities, and all Americans may end up paying as a result.”

President Rick Perry?

“The rise of the Republican presidential candidate reflects fundamental shifts in the electorate, and it’s time to take him seriously.”

The Importance of Jobs

“The Wall Street Journal on Apple’s former CEO, Say’s Law, and the sources of prosperity.”

The Fed vs. the Recovery

“How is increasing the price of imported oil and industrial commodities supposed to make U.S. industry more competitive?”

Why the Labor Movement Moved Left

“In The Wall Street Journal, Manhattan Institute fellow Steven Malanga says that unions weren’t so uniformly behind tax increases when most of their members worked for companies in the private economy.”

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