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re: What are you reading? - RoyMcavoy on 8/7/17 at 8:43 am
[quote]What are you reading?[/quote] The Thomas Sowell Reader (selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of a half century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues)...
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re: Freakonomics podcast on marriage and income - RoyMcavoy on 7/7/17 at 2:47 pm
Towards the end of the pod, steven asks something like "should government pay folks to get married...?" Her response was interesting. She said something like "well i think a lot of people would be hesitant to provide financial incentives for people to jump into something like marriage..." tha...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Reason article on luxury goods and class: don't mind the gap - RoyMcavoy on 6/19/17 at 1:58 pm
Jumping in late here, but recently finished Tom Sowell's "Wealth, poverty and Politics". It is a truly enlightening view of poverty and wealth around the world and especially in the US. The author of this article would no doubt agree with Tom....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: When did minimum wage become living wage? - RoyMcavoy on 6/7/17 at 3:54 pm
if i could jump in for a bit...i see that your discussion is contingent upon the absence of a MW. In that scenario i think a larger share of the folks on welfare rolls would be working. I say that because there are currently no jobs below the MW. If there is no MW, then there will be many more job...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: When did minimum wage become living wage? - RoyMcavoy on 6/7/17 at 2:09 pm
Lets try to separate the intent of the MW and the effect of the MW...the intent of the MW is that no worker will earn less than a certain wage, while the effect of a MW is that no employment will exist below a certain wage. Do you think that is a good idea? ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Identity Politics - RoyMcavoy on 6/6/17 at 10:41 am
historically speaking, in America, a group's political power has not led to economic improvement. In other words, there isn't much evidence in America to suggest that a lagging group must first attain some degree of political power in order to advance economically. In reality, quite the opposite is...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Poverty is a moral failure - RoyMcavoy on 6/2/17 at 9:39 am
poverty is relative. in today's US, if you're in poverty you probably still get satelite tv, smartphone, wifi just about everywhere you go, food assistance, housing assistance, daycare assistance, effectively pay no taxes. I fail to see what poverty has to do with morals. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Is economic success a good indicator of intelligence? - RoyMcavoy on 5/30/17 at 9:29 am
define intelligence and define economically successful....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: New data: nearly 80% of black babies born to single moms, up 5% from 2012 - RoyMcavoy on 5/5/17 at 4:28 pm
What's troubling is that less than 1/5 black babies were born to unmarried mothers in the 40's (lower rate than whites), and now 8/10 are being born to unmarried mothers. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Teachers are under paid...babysitters make more... - RoyMcavoy on 5/5/17 at 11:11 am
Teaching is a job, therefore there is a labor market for this occupation. Teachers will get paid what the market will bear. While it is false to say that every teacher currently earns the correct compensation based upon their production. It may be fair to say that teachers aren't actually qui...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Black people: this can be a defining moment for you - RoyMcavoy on 5/2/17 at 9:07 am
[quote]"And when a defining moment comes along, you either define the moment, or the moment defines you." - Roy McAvoy [/quote] :thup: ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Half-Moon plans to solve social inequality in New Orleans - RoyMcavoy on 4/21/17 at 3:26 pm
The left and the intelligentsia seem to operate under this assumption that outcomes of any kind, especially employment or hiring demographics, would be equal if they were allowed to arrange society a certain way. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Dan Coats confirmed as director of national intelligence - RoyMcavoy on 3/15/17 at 3:01 pm
playing devil's advocate here... would Coats not be considered part of the swamp? A cursory glance at his resume' shows that he's served in both houses, served as an ambassador and a lobbyist, and has spent a considerable portion of his life working in DC. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
Four-Star Power Forward Darius Days Commits To LSU Over North Carolina
Boom! Welcome aboard Darius!
LSU Moves Up In AP, Coaches Polls After Ole Miss Win
The Tigers are 6-2 (3-1 SEC).
LSU Dominates Ole Miss In Oxford, 40-24
The Tigers improve to 6-2 (3-1 SEC) on the season.
Les Miles Makes His Pick For The LSU-Ole Miss Game
"Oh, this is an easy one... there's no question," Miles said.
LSU Football Releases Intense Workout Video
"Put the work in... Now time for a battle. Here Come the Tigers!"
Shaq Got Engaged Again, Gives Fiance $5 Million Ring
Getting hitched again.
Fitness Model Hope Beel + Daisy Dukes + Riding Bike = Yep
What? No helmet?
Golfer Paige Spiranac Over Here Picking Out Pumpkins
Nice curves on that pumpkin.
Astros Pitcher Lance McCullers' Wife Is Pretty Hot