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The Left Reaches Really, Really Far on Detroit Bankruptcy

So MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perr said the following about Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing (and general state of awfulness):

This is what it looks like when government is small enough to drown in your bathtub, and it is not a pretty picture… Continue reading

Wealth Inequality in America: A Partial Critique

So I’m a little late on this one, but there is a viral video on wealth inequality in the United States going around that compares what a survey of 5000 Americans said they thought wealth inequality should be and then… Continue reading

“Only Government Can Make the Roads” or However that Argument Goes

Here Stefan Molyneux reads a half hilarious, half infuriating article about almost incomprehensible government incompetence regarding those roads only they can pave (just for the record, private roads  exist today and have existed in all sorts of ways in the past… Continue reading

The Sugar Scam

So sugar is horrible for your health. And what does our wonderful government do? Of course, it massively subsidizes sugar which increases the prices of sugar for all of us so much it incentivizes the use of things like corn syrup… Continue reading

China’s Ghost Cities and the Asian Real Estate Bubble

After meandering throughTom Woods’ blog I saw this 60 Minutes video he posted about the Chinese ghost cities. This isn’t like the North Korean city of Kijŏng-dong, which was built by Kim Il-Sung with no intention of every… Continue reading

It Turns Out that Government Has Been Fixing Health Care For a Long Time

I came across a fantastic article a while back by Roderick T. Long titled “How Government Solved the Health Care Crisis: Medical Insurance that Worked - Until Government “Fixed” It.”

As it begins:

Today, we are constantly being told,… Continue reading

Zeekler Follow Up: Why Zeekler Would Have Had to Be Almost as Profitable as Apple to Work

So I mentioned in my previous post on the Zeekler debacle that my dad calculated Zeekler would have had to have been as profitable as Apple to actually pay out its affiliates what they were owed. Well, he sent me… Continue reading

John Stossel Sums Up Corporate Welfare

It is, in one word: bad. Another great video from LibertyPen:


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Thoughts on the Zeekler Shutdown

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of government regulation in general and the SEC in particular. Indeed, I think what the SEC did to PokerStars amounted to nothing more than extortion.

But I would be dishonest… Continue reading

France Has A Lot of 49 Employee Companies

Back sometime ago I noted a publication by the U.S. Small Business Association which stated that annual cost of regulation in the United States was a whopping $1.75 trillion dollars!

Even to me that seems high, but this is… Continue reading

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