Tag Archives: Economy

Quick Takes – Leviathan: Amish Prisoners; Authoritarian Eurocrats; Outlawed Straws

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the … Continue reading

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Modern Venezuela: Electoral Shenanigans, Bitcoin, and Hookers.

     Not wanting to look like a second-rate dictator, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has declared his minions to have won an overwhelming victory in regional elections. Of course, that isn’t enough, and now Maduro wants to do-over previous elections that didn’t … Continue reading

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Hawaii Poised to go Full Purple Wage

     Hawaii has declared that “basic financial security” is now a fundamental human right that people are entitled to simply for having a temperature above room temperature… “Hawaii may trail blaze and become the first to offer guaranteed basic income. “A … Continue reading

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Impeachment Goes Full Brazilian

     Despite legal shenanigans by the Brazilian Supreme Court, the Brazilian Senate, previously having voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff by a 55-22 vote, has now voted to formally indict her and begin an impeachment trial by a vote of 59-21. … Continue reading

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The New Feudalism of Venezuela’s Socialist Paradise

     So, what does President Maduro of that socialist paradise of “people power”, Venezuela, do when the people elect an overwhelming majority to the Venezuelan Congress dead set on removing you legally from power?      Try to have them banned, of course! … Continue reading

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Oakland Declares War on Coal

     The City of Oakland, California, having solved all other problems while transforming itself into an eternal utopia [insert /sarcasm tag here], has decided to ban coal from the city.  Oh, not just mining, but the sheer presence of it! “The … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Collapse of Civility; Collapse of the Middle Class; and the Collapse of Society

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: On and on, South of Heaven      First, a little mood music: … Continue reading

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They Would Rather The Poor Be Poorer, Cartographic Edition

     One of the holy of holies for American Progressives is “income equality”.  Countries such as Canada, the Benelux countries, or Scandinavia are provided as “proof” that socialism, a welfare state, and universal euthanasia-happy healthcare creates “income equality”, and thus in … Continue reading

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About That Democratic Socialism…

     A reply to a tweet I made regarding Sen. Bernie Sanders’ economic views was quite illuminating, though not as the responder likely intended. @ThePoliticalHat @BernieSanders pic.twitter.com/BArDeeN9km — aumlicious (@mydakini) February 12, 2016      In essence, “democratic socialism” seeks to squash the … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – California Dark Ages, California Serfs, and California DERP

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: California Unter Alles      First, a little (ironic) mood music: California Ueber … Continue reading

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