Newsletters

Newsletter 85 - Spring 2017

This issue reports on several issues that SAFE members have been following: (1) reconsidering the dogma of manmade global warming (the overwhelming scientific consensus seems to be evaporating); (2) clipping the wings of the Consumer Protection Bureau (an agency created for purely political purposes, which was purposely insulated from effective accountability); (3) supporting a Convention of States that could propose constitutional amendments to rein in the federal government (Congress can’t be expected to restrain itself); and (4) facing up to the lamentable decline of higher education in this country. Also, enjoy the Trump video; all Americans should find it inspirational, we think, regardless of their political affiliation.
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Newsletter 84 - Winter 2016

SAFE faces a big challenge in getting action on its agenda, e.g., persuading political leaders to address the fiscal problem instead of continually running up the national debt. This issue focuses on recent efforts to promote our agenda and support like-minded allies, including participation in half a dozen coalition letters, a personal meeting with Senator Tom Carper, and networking with other conservative groups. See also our review of a recent book by Michael Tanner and a videotaped talk by Representative Trey Gowdy on how to be a persuasive advocate.

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Newsletter 83 - Fall 2016

How have big government fans been so successful in promoting their vision of government as the solution to all of society's ills? As we see it, their game plan has three prongs - theories, plans, and execution. A series of illustrative examples are presented, starting with theory (e.g., Keynesian economics) and going on to plans (bidding for political support) and execution (administrative power grabs).
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Newsletter 82 - Summer 2016

SAFE has been following the presidential race with great interest, and this issue compares the positions of the presumptive presidential nominees on the fiscal problem, Social Security, energy policy, and the economy. There is room for improvement on both sides, in our opinion, and Americans will hopefully be asking a lot of questions between now and November. Read More...

Newsletter 81 - Spring 2016

SAFE urges caution in deviating from free market principles, e.g., by penalizing the use of fossil fuels in the name of fighting climate. Even if one accepts the man-made global warming theory, which we consider unproven, the complex web of federal and state regulations that is being spun does not represent an effective response. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider the march towards a centrally managed economy, both in the energy sector and other areas. Read More...