Tag Archives: Free Market

Protestors march in a rally against the Trump administration's family separation policy for illegal immigrants along South 3rd Street in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Why Should Only Republicans Fear Socialism?

Why Should Only Republicans Fear Socialism?

“If there’s anything that terrifies North Dakota Republicans, it’s socialism,” my friend Tony Bender writes in a recent column His is the latest salvo in a debate in our state, raging in letters to the editor and comments sections and blog posts like this one, over the efficacy of socialism. Though a prerequisite to that

Cases of milk wait to be loaded onto a truck at Hugo's in Grand Forks on Wednesday. (Photo by John Hageman)

Thank the Government for Protecting You From Low Milk Prices

A reader recently sent me a picture of this sign posted on the glass door of a refrigerated display at a convenience store in Bismarck. It warns customers that a coupon for milk won’t be honored because it lowered the price below what state regulations allow. That’s right. The state government is literally protecting you

Chris Christie Apparently Doesn't Mean What He Says About The Free Market

“We don’t have an income inequality problem, we have an opportunity problem in this country because government’s trying to control the free market,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told CPAC last week. “We need to talk about the fact that we’re for a free-market society that allows your effort and your ingenuity to determine your