Interviewed by guest host Tom Woods, Mark Thornton talks about price inflation and the American economy. Recorded 16 April 2013 on the Peter Schiff Show.
Mark Thornton is a senior resident fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, and is the book review editor for the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is the author of The Economics of Prohibition, coauthor of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War.
Leo, Suzy and Luther have been friends since kindergarten. After high school they went to different colleges but they all got a degree in Quasi-dimensional analytical basket-weaving. From here the stories take very different paths. At their ten year high school reunion, they compared notes on how life was going.
Luther showed up in a brand new car, his third since graduating college, and bragged about his big screen TV, boat and other assorted toys. He was still living at home but was getting serious with his girlfriend.
Sally arrived in her leased Camry. She was engaged to Fred the accountant and was renting a nice condo down by the river. She was also saving the maximum allowed in her 401k.
Leo drove up in a--new to him—five year old Accord that he’d paid cash for the week before. His trade-in was the same car that had gotten him through college. Leo owned a small home and a rental property he’d bought out of foreclosure. He was saving the money from the rental to buy another property. Leo popped the question to Karen on the dance floor during the reunion. It was so romantic.
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We continue our discussion of Hospice Care with Lindsey Inman of Embrace Hospice in Conway SC. Lindsey tells us about the spiritual support side of hospice care which includes support for the patient, family and children. Listen in to this informative and touching interview on a topic that everyone will have face at somepoint.
It is hard to believe that a little over a week ago, Conway residents were prettying up their pooches and taking part alongside them in a two-mile race along Simon Park, to raise funds for charity.
The event was organized by Don Potter, whose son Chase perished in 2006 from traumatic brain injury.
For the last six years, the mixed-species race has commemorated both the life of his son and the value pets bring to our lives. The impressive amount of $70,00 raised over the past few years, has been shared between the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter.
Fire Devastates the Carolina Community
Few of the jovial runners and their families would have thought that just eight days later, on March 16, a raging fire at a condominium complex in the Carolina Forrest Community of Horry County would destroy 26 buildings and 109 units, leaving many families homeless and their pets, injured or missing. The fire, thought to have originated from a power line, spread to the forest, then a single family home, and eventually to the condominiums and units.
From March 11 to March 30, Senator Vincent Sheheen will be holding lectures in South Carolina, visiting universities, families and local leaders, and informing the press of his vision to create jobs and improve education.
His aims are outlined in his book, The Right Way, which can be downloaded for free or accessed at any of the spots on his tour, which bears the ambitious title of Back on Track.
While some members of the press have labelled the book a precursor to Sheheen’s second gubernatorial campaign, others are taking an interest in the main themes outlined, particularly in the area of education.
Between the years 2008 and 2018, reports Sheehen, some 56 per cent of South Carolina’s 1.2 million jobs, will require some kind of advanced training after high school; yet statistics indicate that South Carolina has a long way to go in terms of meeting these demands; approximately 50 per cent of children live in households with incomes at 200 per cent of the poverty limit; 32.9 per cent of third graders tested below state standard in mathematics in 2009 and 22 per cent tested below reading standards.
Frank's Rivertown Theater celebrated the opening of Oz, The Great and Powerful with a magic show before Saturday's matinee. Vince Mannella of Mannella's Magic performed for the crowd. Illusions included The Flying Table and The Sword Through the Theater Manager Trick...
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Recent joint action by officers from Horry County Sheriff’s Office, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Conway Police Department to tackle drug related crime within the community has shown that the authorities mean business.
A life of crime fueled by the need for drugs is a sight all too common – and one that we hope our loved ones will never enter into. A downward spiral from curiosity to addiction and then to crime is a nightmare no-one wants to face.
Being arrested and found guilty on any drug related issue in South Carolina is very serious and can carry long prison sentences and huge fines.
The message is clear – it is always best to stay clear away from drugs.
But what if you suspect that someone you know and love might be on drugs? How should you tackle it? Where can you get help? Just who can you turn to help you?
Knee-jerk is not the answer
To celebrate the release of Oz, The Great and Powerful, Frank's Theatre is having a special sneak peek showing Thursday at 9 PM and is running a guess the number of pom-poms contest. Prizes include a mountain bike, Chick Filet gifts, a magic show and free movies for the rest of 2013! Take a listen as Lewis gives the details...
I am in the market for a new car and my college student grandson says I should buy a Chevy Volt. He says it will save me money and I will help save the environment. I’ve seen the car on TV and it sounds nice, but the price seems pretty steep to me. I only drive about 8000 miles a year for shopping and church. I also make a trip to Hattiesburg every year to see my sister and go to the family reunion.
What do you think?
Welcome to a new feature of the ConwayJournal.com. Letters to Lonnie. Lonnie is shall we say, an unrepentant old school romantic and champion Bingo player who gives advice straight from the heart without any sweetener. Oh, he also has a marvelous fashion sense.
So without further ado...here's our first letter.
My Baby Daddy says he loves me but he only comes around at the first of the month and I hear that he’s seeing other girls. I confronted him about this and he said that they mean nothing to him and he loves only me because I’m the mother of his child.
I am currently on birth control but I think that if I stop with them and have him another baby, he will quit running around with other girls. What do you think?
Lonely without my man
Mangia Mangia! Means “eat till you can’t breathe” in Italian and local foundation Help 4 Kids wants to invite to you to do just that...
At their 3rd Annual Spaghetti Luncheon to benefit the Back Pack Buddies program, on Friday March 8th 2013, from 11am to 2pm at Villa Romano Italian Restaurant in Myrtle Beach!
Started in 1989, Help 4 Kids helps over 1,000 children a week have the opportunity to do and have things that we take for granted-like going to sleep with a full stomach or owning a new toothbrush.
Their Back Pack Buddies program alone (an outreach effort that gives kids nutritious , kid friendly, and self-servable meals that last through the weekend) has grown since its start in 2004, and now reaches over 2400 kids across 25 different schools throughout Horry County...
Keeping your kid’s areas neat and organized is not as difficult as you may think. The trick is making a few simple rules and staying consistent in enforcing them. That includes the parents. Nothing will undermine house rules faster than parents who don’t follow them. Children are much more likely to follow a parent’s example than listen to what Mom and Dad say. With that said, here are the tips…
(1) Take half of your child’s toys and put them away. Then, switch them out every month or so. The toys you bring back out will seem new again and their room will stay cleaner.
Conway Downtown Alive is calling on all the artistically creative and giving out information on the Equinox Art & Music Festival, being held on March 23rd. As well as the Rivertown Music & Arts Festival on May 4th....
From the press release...
"Applications are now being accepted for artists and fine craft vendors for the annual Equinox Art and Music Festival. CREATE! Conway will host their annual gathering of area musicians and artists on Saturday March 23, 2013 from 10am to 5pm on the historic Horry County Court House lawn in Downtown Conway.
In a rut? Feeling a bad case of the winter blues? Well, get off the computer, grab your dancing shoes, and go! To Ron Jon's Bar located at 3218 Waccamaw Blvd, in Myrtle Beach, Wednesday, January 30th-and join the party!
Great food, great drinks, and awesome local band Tripod will help you kick those January Blues to the curb with all your favorite tunes from 9 pm to 2!
- Now Showing on YouTube: Phat Guys At The Movies
- Fundraiser Benefiting Horry County Literacy Council to Feature Star Studded Local Cast
- And Streets Made Out Of....Chocolate?
- Hats off to North Myrtle Beach Police, by Jove!
- The Rivertown Radio Players Presents: Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol"
- This Is Conway: Alphie's Reef Seafood