• U.S. Should Not Follow E.U.’s “Monstrous Idiocy” on Sugar

    (Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach) – For U.S. policy makers who think it’s only “third world” countries – such as Thailand, India and Brazil – that juice up their agricultural industries with government subsidies and other market-distorting handouts, the European Union wants you to know they can dish farm welfare with the best...

  • Elon Musk: Government’s $5 Billion Man

    (Investors Business Daily Editorial) –Capitalism 2015: In corporate finance today, the theme is “Go where the money is.” For Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX, the place to hunt for cash isn’t Wall Street or even Silicon Valley. It’s Washington, D.C. Musk is one of the hottest CEOs in the...

  • Brazilian Sugar Barons Threatening Courtroom War with India, Thailand over Government Subsidies

    (Chuck Muth) – Brazilian sugarcane producers – which account for roughly half of the world’s sugar market – are threatening to launch a trade complaint against India and Thailand – the #2 and #3 global sugar producers – with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over government subsidies that Brazil claims are responsible...

  • NFIB concerns with Commerce Tax

    (Randi Thompson) – After a four-hour hearing on the tax bill (AB464) in Ways and Means/Senate Revenue, I’m guessing many of our voices blended together, so I wanted to recap some of the key issues for the National Federation of Independent Business and urge you to oppose the commerce tax: We have a...

  • Uncle George had a farm…E, I, E, I Owe

    (By Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach) – It’s amazing the things you often find online by accident.  Indeed, in doing some research on agricultural policies in the U.S. recently, I stumbled upon an online kids’ game called “Big Farm.”  Here’s the description… “Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s...

  • Gingrich: Better Learning at Lower Cost

    (Newt Gingrich) – We are in the middle of commencement season, as hundreds of thousands of young people...

  • Lawmaker calls for end to sugar price-fixing…in Malaysia!

    (Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach) – It’s not just Americans who want the government out of the sugar market. Last month, Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen said at a news conference… “If the government is sincere about caring for the people, it should open up the import of sugar, abolish the price-fixing...

  • Gingrich: Breakthrough ideas at Google X

    (Newt Gingrich) – Two weeks ago I wrote about the surreal experience of riding in the back seat...

  • Attorney General Laxalt announces $158 Million mobile cramming settlements with Sprint and Verizon

    National Mobile Cramming Settlements now Total $353 Million (The Office of the Attorney General) – Carson City – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced today that his Bureau of Consumer Protection, along with the attorneys general of 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Communications...

  • Zero-for-Zero should be on agenda for Brazil leader’s U.S. visit

    (Chuck Muth) – In a recent Reuters story, Alonso Soto noted that on an upcoming visit to Washington, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s staff intends to launch complaints about alleged U.S. crop subsidies with Obama administration officials. “Brazilian authorities expect to have more evidence of (market) distortions by early next year, to challenge...

  • Time for Nevada to join the rest of the world and legalize Uber

    (Chuck Muth) – A very successful retired businessman and former high-ranking government official in the Bush administration sent an email to some friends on Sunday letting us know he was in Singapore using Uber – the worldwide ride-sharing membership club. “Yet I couldn’t use it in Reno to get to the airport to...

  • Gingrich: On the Edge of a Virtual Skyscraper

    (Newt Gingrich) – Every so often a technology comes along that makes you realize as soon as you...

  • Moving to a free market agriculture policy

    (By J. Wesley Burnett, Ph.D. & Nathan P. Mehrens, Esq.) – After one of the longest Congressional debates over agricultural policy in U.S. history, the Agricultural Act (Farm Bill) of 2014 was signed into law on February 7, 2014. This bill ended the direct payment program but left two key features. First,...

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