Tag Archives: Economy

Quick Takes – South Africa: Cops as Criminals; Turn Out the Light; Buddy, Can You Spare a Rand?

     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: Say “Good Night”, South Africa      First, a little mood music:      Carrying … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Economics and Politics of Race

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The question of racism and who is to blame for racial inequality is an old one. When one … Continue reading

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Buckley Ban On Reddit, Or Perhaps A Prelude To More, Or An Impetus For Less

     Apparently a recent post here has been declared so unconscionable by Reddit that your humble author’s Reddit account was suspended for three days. The content of said post being a link to this blog containing… a video of William F. … Continue reading

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A Socialist Boot Stamping on a Venezuelan Face Forever

     The socialist paradise of Venezuela continues to provide large returns… for the nomenklatura, even to the tune of $1 Billion dollars. And what better way to be all warm and snugly in the bosom of socialism than caressing sixteen tons … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Slow Ride To Hell

     The horror show that is socialism continues unabated in Venezuela. A sixty-fold increase in the minimum wage seems like a socialist workers paradise… aside from the fact that a 833,997% increase in consumer prices far exceeds even the 149,000% hyperinflation … Continue reading

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Progressives’ Dream Constitutional Convention

     A group in, of course, California are launching an initiative position to stake out an ultra-Left wing set of demands to be put forth if an Article V convention were ever called. While it is unlikely that 2/3 of states … Continue reading

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San Diego County’s War on… Popcorn

     The County of San Diego seems to have solved all other possible problems within the county, because it is apparently so free to use its resources in a war against… popcorn provided by hardware and similar stores. “‘They explained we … Continue reading

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Dear Comrade Bernie, “The Hunger Games” Is Not A How To Guide

     Twelve poverty stricken districts ruled over by a rich and degenerate capital. This is the setting for the “Hunger Games” trilogy; it is also the economic plan that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I – VT) has come up with. “[Sen. Bernie] … Continue reading

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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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