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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/14

The two-pronged solution Curing the heroin epidemic with the free market By Mark Luedtke A Google search for “heroin epidemic” returns 2,580,000 results. Everybody talks about it, but few really want to cure it, even though the cure is simple. Before you can solve a problem, you have to understand the problem. According to the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/7

Obamacare forever Republicans’ secret love affair with socialized medicine Mark Luedtke Just as rulers planned, Obamacare forced insurance rates to skyrocket, and insurance companies are pulling out to avoid going bankrupt. The plan gets more unpopular by the day. Although voters gave Republicans more than one job, for the last six years, repealing Obamacare was […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/28

Goodbye $5 footlong By Mark Luedtke As we left Wal-Mart this morning, my girlfriend noticed Subway was advertising footlong subs for $6. Not long ago, those subs cost $5. It’s getting harder and harder for the government to deny the price inflation we all feel in our bank accounts. Every day the Dayton Daily News […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/21

Meet the new boss Trump follows the Bush-Obama playbook By Mark Luedtke Anybody naive enough to believe the Trump administration would change anything meaningful from the administrations before him was mistaken. Now that he’s in office, President Trump sounds like warmonger Clinton, the candidate American voters, tired of perpetual war, rejected. Trump adopted several of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 1/3

Taxi monopoly Dayton rulers are up to no good at the airport By Mark Luedtke Everybody knows monopolies are bad for consumers, and we’re all consumers. Even leftwing CBS News understands this, but it never hurts to explain it again. “What’s so bad about a company amassing monopoly power?” CBS asked. “When firms have such […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/29

Oops, they did it again Dayton Rulers squander other people’s money Mark Luedtke For anybody who exposes the petty and not so petty (but legal) graft that permeates government at all levels, Dayton’s rulers are the gift that keeps on giving. The Dayton Daily News reports on the latest development of its one former property. […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/8

Beware the clowns The global warming clowns, that is By Mark Luedtke Around the country, people are in a panic because of clown sightings. In one example, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports, “Erlanger-Elsmere Schools were in ‘safe and secure’ mode Oct. 6 after police notified the district they had received a report of a clown sighting […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/4

Syria’s Peace agreement Made possible by avoiding the U.S. By Mark Luedtke You may have heard of the short-lived ceasefire agreement between the U.S. and Russia in Syria. What you probably didn’t hear of is the peace deal that instigated it, a peace deal made between Turkey and Iran and brokered by the Russians. The […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/27

Terror up the streets Government highways test self-driving cars by Mark Luedtke Imagine you owned your own road, and your children, family, and friends all drove on it. Now, imagine some multi-billionaire asked if he could test his self-driving car on your road next to your family. The billionaire could build his own roads and […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/20

Blood in the streets Blame George Soros By Mark Luedtke Legendary banker Baron Rothschild is credited with saying, “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” The idea is prices of assets fall to their lowest level at that time. Investors who follow that adage do their fellows a favor by buying […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/13

Social spending Profits improve all our lives By Mark Luedtke   Some people compare capitalism and socialism from a utilitarian point of view, others from an ethical point of view. From a practical point of view, Ludwig von Mises destroyed the idea of socialism with one observation. As the Mises Institute Wiki reads, “Ludwig von […]

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EpiPen, monopoly, and prices

Proof government cares nothing for your life By Mark Luedtke   You may not have heard about the EpiPen price crisis, but anybody whose life depends on EpiPens has. The price of a two-pack of EpiPens has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 in 2010. The pen delivers adrenaline, which can relax muscles and free airways […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/30

No new car for you Thanks to Obama’s regulations By Mark Luedtke   You might have noticed the price of new cars is rising. Kelley Blue Book reports, “The estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $34,112 in January 2016.  New-car prices have increased by $919 (up 2.8 percent) […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/23

King green By Mark Luedtke You might think Elon Musk walks on water, or at least fuels his cars with it, because that’s the image the media portrays of the Tesla Motors CEO. Every article about Tesla drips with hype, but don’t believe it. Reuters reports, “Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported a steeper than expected […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/16

Billionaires partner with Democrats By Mark Luedtke Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently became the third richest man in the world. The net wealth of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently jumped $3.4 billion in an hour. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is the world’s richest man. But they all want more. Of course, they didn’t come […]

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Mayor Whaley wants you

To pay higher taxes By Mark Luedtke This was predictable. Not long ago, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley campaigned to make the temporary part of Dayton’s income tax permanent. It was only a matter of time before she pushed to steal more money from the people she pretends to represent. The Dayton Daily News reports she’s […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]