Fuel economy legislation costly for consumer

Freedom Communications The late economist Milton Friedman used to say the insights offered by the discipline of economics can be summed up in a simple phrase: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. The eternal desire of politicians is to disprove this simple maxim by trying to offer free lunches through the coercive […]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the Curry County health office, who presented the program on “Adult Immunization.” She explained what […]

Congress oversees too many issues

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune in 1992 that is even more pertinent now, with the recent publication of George Mason University economist professor Bryan Caplan’s book, “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Here is the gist of my column, only slightly edited: From various celebrities […]

Black-eyed peas traditional fare for New Year’s

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Back in 1978 Christene Hardisty, Extension home economist for Curry County, shared a bit of folklore on black-eyed peas. I am deep into eating black-eyed peas and always ate some for sure on Jan. 1. It is a law that one does that in my family, as my mother was born […]

Economic master also great instructor

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Nobel Laureate and Professor Milton Friedman, at age 94, succumbed to heart failure on Nov. 16. While the man is gone, those of us who hold personal liberty as society’s highest end will always remember his steadfast support of the principles of personal liberty. Professor Friedman, above all, was an […]

Economists taking a step backward

by Walter E. Williams Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida’s bout with hurricane disasters: n “Storms create lucrative times,” St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004); n and “Economic growth from hurricanes could outweigh costs,” USA Today (Sept. 27, 2004). The writers might have been listening to economists like Steve Cochrane, director of […]