Jul 16, 2011

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U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Lite

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Do you understand all the budget hoopla? You shouldn’t feel badly; most Americans have difficulty separating smoke and mirrors from the real issues. Our politicians really like it that way

So in accordance with one listener’s suggestion for a summertime show topic, we’ll start an “Economics 101” thread.

First John’s boralogue detangles some of the budget debate nonsense from the last two weeks. Then we’ll see if economist Dr. Joseph Salerno, Ph.D., from the Ludwig von Mises Institute (www.mises.org) can unravel more of it for us.

Meanwhile, the U.N. just hasn’t been able to persuade several countries to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, the U.S. among them. But never daunted by rejection, in June the U.N. passed a “lite” version of the treaty, which the U.S. will be expected to ratify. Once again, here’s a progressive idea whose time should never come. Former federal Judge William Wagner (www.parentalrights.org) makes his first appearance on the program. We’ll see what happens in countries that did ratify the original treaty.

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