Why “Pro-Business” Organizations Aren’t “Pro-Liberty” But Can Be Useful

Brian Brady Brian Brady 0 Comments

Let’s start here: 1- Pro-business does not equal pro-market. 2- Pro-business does not equal pro-individual rights 3- Pro-business does not necessarily support the American sovereignty. 4- Pro-business does not necessarily support the free enterprise system “Pro-business” organizations usually support the status quo.  They often support protectionist policies which raise the barriers of entry and dissuade competition…. unless that competition is for labor. …

Response to City of San Diego’s arts budget

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 0 Comments

At the U-T’s request, I wrote an op-ed, making the case against taxpayer subsidies for the arts. It’s a response to the City of San Diego cutting its “arts budget” 31% — a decision I support. The column runs in Sunday’s print version of the paper, but it’s online now. For most, it’s available without a subscription: Why taxpayers should …

Hedgecock: Qualcomm site proposal should be rejected

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Background: A group of hedge fund investors have written an initiative which, if approved by San Diego voters, would give the investors development rights for 216 acres of city-owned land at Qualcomm Stadium and the former Chargers training facility. They propose mixed-use development of the Qualcomm site that would include retail, offices, hotels and a soccer stadium. Guest Commentary by …

So You Want To Run For Office in San Diego County?

Brian Brady Brian Brady 2 Comments

We are almost a year away from the 2018 California primary elections. Most Californians enjoy the respite of an off-election year but, to those of us involved in electoral politics, this is when would be candidates beckon for help and/or endorsements. Here is the primary condition of the year for me; VIDEO. Signed pledges are worth as much as the …