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The Problem With Healthcare Dot Gov is Dot Gov
Nov 24th, 2013 by kids4biz

Providing quality, universally affordable health care to the masses is achieved through acts of production not acts of Congress. It is achieved by driving prices DOWN through innovation focused on consumer desires not UP through government bureaucracy focused on ideological mandates. In support of that claim, compare the way the government rolls out programs to the way enterprises roll out products, specifically, a software product realized through what industry calls “agile methods”. Technologists, particularly software developers, ought to be aware of the agile manifesto, stated here for reference;

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

Agile methods in software, and their lean analogs in manufacturing, are not the culmination of production techniques, however, they certainly represent substantial progress in these areas. Agile methods deliver tremendous value to the world at large as proof of the theory on which they’re based.

Comparing agile methods to how the government works supports the notion that the problem with Healthcare.gov is not technology, software or software developers but government itself. Let’s explore this further in the context of each guiding principle of the agile manifesto.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

When the government, particularly the U.S. government, makes economic policy, its impact is wide reaching, if not global. Individual desires, requests or whims and serving the “long tail” of consumer wants with custom products and services that can be summarily rejected by the populace at its discretion are not its focus nor its intent. Government methods are heavily driven by process and it generally relies on its most powerful tool, the use of force, to get things done. Minority driven ideology routinely trumps interaction with the citizenry.

Working software over comprehensive documentation

It should suffice to say that Healthcare.gov, a.k.a. non-working software resulting from thousands of pages of documentation, is the apotheosis of not adhering to principle number two. It’s important to make the point, however, that the documentation represent regulations and mandates to rule the “individuals” that were not “interacted” with in principle number one of the agile manifesto.

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Given government’s failure in principles one and two, it should be clear that customer collaboration is non-existent. Also, since the goal is to implement the ideology of the party in power, negotiation is not an option. If this is not clear from the history of the Affordable Care Act, it will certainly become a painful lesson now that the precedent of using the nuclear option to obliterate political opposition has been set.

Responding to change over following a plan

Finally, let’s compare how a community goes about changing the behavior of a corporation compared to changing the behavior of government. It’s not an outrageous claim to say that if enough consumers pulled back on their expenditures of Microsoft software or Walmart’s products by say as little as 20% in a quarter’s worth of time, these giants in their respective industries would rapidly address whatever issue was at hand. Try getting that kind of response, or exercising that level of control on the Federal government.

Looked at from another point of view, when it comes to economic issues, the government was specifically designed to be slow to respond to change because it has the legal power to use force. Its activity in the sphere of economics and influencing civil liberties was meant to be limited precisely for this reason. Government authority over its citizens was also meant to be curtailed by a notion, which is the exact opposite of principle number four of the agile manifesto. The government is supposed to follow a plan and that plan is the Constitution of the United States. As it pertains governments, following a plan is a good thing. The Constitution is our bastion of individual liberties preserving the freedom of voluntary interaction. When the government follows its plan, its power over the people is limited as it should be. Individuals are free to collaborate and respond in agile fashion to each other’s needs as producers, partners or consumers. Through principles of free market Capitalism, such as mutually beneficial exchange and VOLUNTARY cooperation, they interact, collaborate, respond and they make things work!

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Ted Cruz’ Grass Roots Tsunami versus Obama’s Sinkhole
Aug 26th, 2013 by kids4biz


Ted Cruz recently said that that it will take a “grassroots tsunami” to push legislators to stand in opposition to the national health-care law. He believes that if they do, they can win the argument against Obamacare. According to the Senator, “We need 41 Republicans in the Senate or we need 218 Republicans in the House.”

I agree with the Senator and respectfully recommend that the earthquake he needs to shake up this tsunami is House Resolution H.422, which “Express[es] the sense of the House of Representatives regarding thesuperiority of capitalism as an economic model.

The bill can be read at this link.

This 2-page resolution lays out the guiding principles of a party committed to free enterprise. It articulates ideas which are in stark contrast to Obama’s vision to transform America into a Socialist state. It expresses the essential elements of awareness of Capitalism that need to be spread among the American people so they’ll never again be seduced by the likes of President Obama.

If Senator Cruz wants to save Americans, young people in particular, from falling into Obama’s sinkhole, he’ll ask his colleagues in the House to Co-Sponsor H.RES.422. It will set in motion the tremors that will build the grassroots tsunami needed to keep America free.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Mark Levin to Sean Hannity, “We Need the Resolve the Left Has!”
Aug 12th, 2013 by kids4biz

During a recent interview on the Sean Hannity show, while discussing his new book “The Liberty Amendments, Restoring the American Republic,” Mark Levin said, “We need the RESOLVE the Left has!”

He’s correct. If there is ONE thing on which President Obama has been unequivocal, it’s his resolve to transform America into a Socialist nation. Every speech he delivers remains true to the slogan, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Conversely, despite ample opportunity and the extraordinary EASE by which they can theoretically and practically support it, the Right has responded with NO coherent set of principles through which they can oppose Obama and inspire Americans.

House Resolution H.RES.422, a.k.a. “The Superiority of Capitalism” resolution, is a bill that provides the set of principles on which the resolve Mark Levin seeks, can be be based. Tragically, not a single Representative, Republican or Democrat, has stepped up to Co-Sponsor the bill and help bring it to the House Floor for a vote.

Mark Levin’s plan will only be successful, if Americans understand the fundamentals of Capitalism and the morality on which they rest. Once they have this awareness, they’ll find the resolve to save America.

The 2-page resolution can be found here.

Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. His website is www.Kids4biz.com

Fight the ObamaTax With These Rules for Defeating Radicals
Jun 30th, 2012 by kids4biz

As the ObamaTax leads us further down the road towards Socialism, hard working, freedom loving INDIVIDUALS the world over ought to consider these RULES FOR DEFEATING RADICALS.

1. Individual freedom is the standard by which all rules are judged. Live for it.
2. NEVER accept unearned guilt.
3. Capitalism is the unsung hero. Defend it righteously.
4. Socialism is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Oppose it vigorously.
5. Money and Pride, earned honestly, are good. Allow no one to convince you otherwise.
6. Charity, if voluntary, is good. Embrace it…voluntarily.
7. Beware the Globalists. Never compromise your values.
8. “Don’t accept the narrative, speak truth to power, have fun doing it.” – Andrew Breitbart
9. Sustainability is often a code word for stagnation. Reject it for progress.
10. “If you make a small footprint no one will ever try to fill your shoes.” – Mother Nature

Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.

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The “Rohrabacher Rule” – Persuasion not Coercion
Apr 15th, 2012 by kids4biz

Americans have a unique opportunity to compare, side by side, two opposing visions for our country,“The Buffet Rule,” versus the “Rohrabacher Rule.”

On one side is the “tax the rich, class warfare” coercive vision of President Obama. This strategy is represented by Senate Bill S.2059, and Obama’s aggressive promotions for it, otherwise know as “The Buffett Rule.” Click this link and determine if you UNDERSTAND and support the Obama vision.

On the other side is the vision of economic freedom, personal dignity and voluntary cooperation as expressed in Congressman Rohrabacher’s “Superiority of Capitalism” bill, H.RES.422. “The Rohrabacher Rule,” can be accessed through this link.

Please take a few minutes to make an honest comparison of the two bills for clarity of purpose and degree of inspiration. Which bill do you understand? Which bill inspires you?

In November Americans will decide between the coercion of the “Buffett Rule” and the vision of freedom and innovation of the “Rohrabacher Rule.”

SIDE NOTE: If you agree with the Rohrabacher bill, please click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to join as a Co-Sponsor.

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What’s Obama’s Game?
Apr 5th, 2012 by kids4biz

The president’s recent attack on the Supreme Court begs the question, “what’s his game?” There are those that can accurately judge a individual’s motives based on their license plate. I have no such powers and not knowing the president on a personal level can only speculate on his intentions. What are possible reasons for this action:

    The president does not know Constitutional law, or understand the basic structure of government
    The president is trying to intimidate Supreme Court Justices into making a favorable decision on Obamacare
    The president is in full community organizing mode, hoping to ignite hostility towards the Supreme Court for his re-election

While this is not an exhaustive list, I’m inclined to believe it’s option three, which sadly is the most depressing and insidious of the choices. The president is fully aware that the Supreme Court is fulfilling its proper role, yet he chooses to cast aspersions on arguably mankind’s greatest political achievement, the Constitution, rather then defend his position on its merits.

As the election draws near, the president will continue to demonstrate his desperation and lack of leadership. His only recourse is to turn to his competence as a community organizer. A role, which in this case he’s attempting to organize Americans to fight for their own destruction by adopting his Socialist agenda. Let’s hope Americans are wise enough not to play Obama’s game.

SIDE NOTE: If you want to teach your children about honest business and free enterprise, please read (short 2 pages) Congressman Rohrabacher’s courageous and visionary bill, H.RES.422 .

If you agree with the bill, click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to join as a Co-Sponsor.

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Obamacare Hearing, The Fight for Freedom
Mar 25th, 2012 by kids4biz

The Supreme Court hearing on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will finally take place this week. One of the things that will be decided is whether Congress could, i.e. is allowed to, penalize an individual for NOT engaging in commerce.

The hearing and subsequent ruling promise to be gripping events, attracting worldwide attention. However, the REAL discussion, which never took place, needed to focus on the question “SHOULD Obamacare have been passed at all?” The now infamous quote by Nancy Pelosi, “we need to pass it so we can see what’s in it,” highlights how our political process was distorted to block such a discussion.

Recent findings by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the real cost of Obamacare lend credence to the fact that Obamacare is NOT “Affordable” and should never have been passed. It’s not at all ironic that passing Obamacare is proving to be be an economic hazard as well as a hazard of liberty.

So the real contest of this hearing is between individual freedom versus government control over our lives through government mandates. Let’s hope freedom triumphs.

SIDE NOTE: If you want to teach your children about honest business and free enterprise, please read (short 2 pages) Congressman Rohrabacher’s courageous and visionary bill, H.RES.422 .

If you agree with the bill, click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to join as a Co-Sponsor.

Follow me on Twitter @kids4biz
Visit kids4biz.com , where Capitalism is cool and fiction teaches fact!

A Congressional Resolution to Rock The National Debate
Mar 20th, 2012 by kids4biz

There’s an AMAZING Congressional Resolution seeking Co-Sponsors that could impact the political debate in this country and worldwide. It was submitted by the courageous Congressman Rohrabacher on October 5th of last year and its title is:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the superiority of capitalism as an economic model.

You can read the 2-page text of the bill here

The first tremors of impact will be felt when this bill is brought to the House floor for a vote. Americans will officially learn where each of our Representatives stand on support for free enterprise Capitalism.

But the significant quakes of impact will resonate when the debates begin on Capitalism versus Socialism and Keynesianism.

It’s a debate in which the left does not want to engage.

Please visit this link and ask ANY Representative, with just 2 easy clicks, to Co-Sponsor this bill.

“Crony-Capitalism” – an Oxymoron
Sep 3rd, 2011 by kids4biz

Conservatives ought to rethink their use of the phrase “Crony Capitalism” because it plays into the hand of the left. Fundamentally, it’s an oxymoron and while that speech form is  OK in a certain context, it shouldn’t be used to hurt one’s very own goals. “Cronyism”, in the political context, is the opposite of “laissez-faire” and Capitalism is by definition “laissez-faire Capitalism”.

When someone mentions “Crony Capitalism” in the presence of a Conservative, the reaction should be, “there’s no such thing.” If a person or business is truly practicing Capitalism, cronyism is anathema. When Capitalists resort to cronyism they’ve abandoned their core Capitalistic principles (and morals) and have become pull-peddlers. Such behavior is  the M.O. of Keynesians and Socialists, who rely on government intervention as their dominant theory and practice.

Capitalism is pure, cronyism is corrupt. “Crony Capitalism” is a  commingling of corruption with purity, which is the M.O. of the left.

Click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to Co-Sponsor Congressman Rohrabacher’s bill, which promotes the superiority of CAPITALISM, not CRONYISM, as an economic model.

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