Assaulting Women and the Elderly: Our Heroic... →
Get excited about recycling? Not me. →
[Recycling] certainly isn’t economically rational. Unlike commercial and industrial recycling — a thriving voluntary market that annually salvages tens of millions of tons of metal, paper, glass, and plastic — mandatory household recycling is a money loser. More: When materials are worth recycling, markets for their reuse naturally arise. For materials with no natural...
Leftism at its heart holds that a small percentage of humans have a vastly...– Shannon Love (via nomosshere)
Let’s Cut Spending! (Just Not Any of the Spending... →
In order to reduce the nation’s deficit, we’ll almost certainly need to cut entitlements. But an ever-growing percentage of Americans—about 45 percent in 2010—pays no taxes. And the number of people who receive government benefits is growing too. Not surprisingly, then, when you go looking for public support for cutting those entitlements, you don’t find much. Voters tend to voice general...
Tax Cuts vs. 'Stimulus': The Evidence Is In →
Politicians argue for increased stimulus spending, as opposed to spending cuts, on the grounds that it would speed up economic recovery. This argument might have it exactly backward. Indeed, history shows that cutting spending in order to reduce deficits may be the key to promoting economic recovery. … Economic history shows that even large adjustments in fiscal policy, if based on ...
Privatize Government Football →
Pelosi's tax twist →
Nick Gillespie, writing at the NY Post, explains that it’s the spending, stupid: So now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is lobbying for what she calls “Obama middle-income tax cuts” as a way to goose the struggling economy. At the same time, she insists that past cuts for higher earners “only increased the deficit.” She says we can afford $3.2 trillion a year in...
Spending or Regime Uncertainty? →
Paul Krugman vs Robert Higgs. Guess who wins?
This Can't Go On →
The biggest peril Americans now face isn’t Islamo-fascism. It’s our own inability to live within our means.
New Yorker: 'Why Doubt the Stimulus?' →
Perhaps Skepticism Of The Stimulus Is Based On The Lack Of Definitive Evidence That It Worked.
If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn't... →
My own sanguine interpretation: every step toward liberty makes the next step in that direction easier. Nurtured freedom sustains contagious momentum.
Cop vs. Dog, a continuing series. →
Putting Lipstick on the Global Warming... →
When a woman consistently messes up her relationships, her therapist doesn’t just tell her to wear a new dress and change her lipstick before her next date; s/he asks her to do some real soul searching. But a new dress-and-lipstick combo is pretty much what an agency charged with reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control’s (IPCC) procedures in the wake of the GlacierGate mess...
Top 20 California Bills to Veto List Released →
Raw Milk: Regulators with Nothing Better To Do →
'Green' movement starves humans →
Health-care reform: Why I'm suing to get back my... →
And the Last Shall Be First →
The success of American Indian [Charter School] is due to the no-holds-barred management and academic culture created by its former principal, Ben Chavis, and now perpetuated by the principals to whom he passed the baton following his retirement in 2007. Ben brought this school from last in Oakland to 4th in the state, and his successors have raised it to #1.
The Negative Consequences of Government... →