Austin Hill

Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets."

Most Recent Articles by Austin Hill:

Three Years On:  Here’s Why Obamacare Has Become Irresistible

Mar 25, 2013 — Austin Hill

It has been federal law for three years. It has brought chaos to the labor markets. It has cost people their livelihoods and it is more unpopular than ever.

Obamacare, Socialism, And Rick Perry’s Assumptions

Mar 17, 2013 — Austin Hill

“The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012.”

Diminished Trust and Woodward’s Woes

Mar 4, 2013 — Austin Hill

It’s difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome.

But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world.  And the fact that America’s beltway media culture has essentially “sided” with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign.

Obamanomics And The Jewish Deli Dilemma

Feb 24, 2013 — Austin Hill

Did you hear the big news from the world of small business? Jewish delis are closing in both Los Angeles, and New York City.

Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing

Feb 17, 2013 — Austin Hill

In the 1940’s and ‘50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

France Wakes Up To A Socialist Reality: Will America?

Feb 10, 2013 — Austin Hill

“People call this the ‘new normal.’ Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all. It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it…”

With those remarks, business magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes drew thunderous applause from his audience.

Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

Jan 27, 2013 — Austin Hill

It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA.  And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law.

American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans don’t even see.  With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them – and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans.

Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

Jan 20, 2013 — Austin Hill

“I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”

I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?”

So Goes Venezuela, So Goes The U.S.? The Limited Powers Of Government Are Weighing In The Balance

Jan 13, 2013 — Austin Hill

Some Venezuelans are concerned that their President might be violating their nation’s Constitution.

So, where have these Venezuelans been for the past 14 years?  And do any Americans have the same concerns about their own President?

“Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

Jan 6, 2013 — Austin Hill

Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment.  Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.”

What If Americans Treated Athletes The Way Our Politicians Treat Business Owners?

Dec 30, 2012 — Austin Hill

Are you ready for some football?

The Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the BCS National Championship – and in a few weeks, the Super Bowl – are all coming soon to a television near you.

A Progressive Priority:  Celebrity Gun Buy-Backs

Dec 23, 2012 — Austin Hill

It is, perhaps, the ultimate “do as I say, not as I do” scenario: progressive entertainment stars and politicians telling us that we shouldn’t possess firearms.

In Washington, The Goal Is Control Of Private Wealth

Dec 16, 2012 — Austin Hill

Are the President and the Congress trying to send our economy in to a recession?

Is America Headed Into An Intentional Recession?

Dec 9, 2012 — Austin Hill

“Mah fellow Americans, inflayshun is ow-uh friend…”

If you can pronounce the phonetic wording above – and if it sounds vaguely familiar – then for better or worse you probably grew up watching “Saturday Night Live” like I did. The line comes from a late 1970’s skit wherein funny guy Dan Aykroyd was impersonating President Jimmy Carter.

Thou Shalt Not Covet:  Warren Buffet And The Corrupting Of The American Soul

Dec 2, 2012 — Austin Hill

“Bottom line…would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring?”

It was Matt Lauer’s final interview question for his guest, on last Tuesday’s episode of NBC-TV’s “Today” show.

I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

Nov 18, 2012 — Austin Hill

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Score One For The Kids: Washington and Georgia Produce An Election Night Highlight

Nov 11, 2012 — Austin Hill

You’ve probably seen the post-election headlines:  private sector employers in the U.S. have begun slashing jobs, attributing their economic hardship to President Obama’s healthcare and environmental policies.  But did you hear how some Americans actually voted for some really good things – things that can make for a brighter future?

The “Best Revenge” And The Worst Of Economies

Nov 4, 2012 — Austin Hill

It’s “game on” for the politics of retaliation.

While campaigning in the swing state of Ohio, President Obama’s supporters began to boo last Friday when he uttered the name “Mitt Romney.”

Entrepreneurs Weigh-In:  What Do We Need Over The Next Four Years?

Oct 28, 2012 — Austin Hill

“…What the hell is he doing asking for another four years?”

Governor Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) was speaking on behalf of Mitt Romney in Virginia last week. He was talking about, and to, Barack Obama.  “…If you don’t think you can change Washington from inside the White House, let’s give you the plane ticket back to Chicago you’ve earned.” With President Obama and his challenger running so close – and with so many states in-play – fiery rhetoric from the campaign trail is to be expected.

Yes, Atlas Will “Shrug,” Eventually

Oct 21, 2012 — Austin Hill

“People call this the ‘new normal.’  Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all.  It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it…”

With those remarks, business magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes drew thunderous applause from his audience last Wednesday.  Headlining the “Power Up!” business and motivational seminar with Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, and Indian-born Zig Ziglar protégé Krish Dhanam, Mr. Forbes was speaking before a crowd of ten thousand at the Idaho Center indoor sporting complex.