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January 2009



This Bailout is Great! A Response.

January 31, 2009 – Comments (24)

I just finished reading Richard Gibbons defense of the bailout. I think he meant the $700 billion original bank bailout but it's hard to tell. Regardless of whether it's Bailout #1, #2, #3, or however many we end up having (I think it will take 15 before we see rioting), I am happy to refute Richard's position on the following 7 points.  [more]



Privatizing the Postal Service: Historical Precedent

January 29, 2009 – Comments (10)

Once again a lack of historical knowledge allows Statist propaganda to spread. It is up to the well-read and motivated to refute their authoritarian nonsense. I am reading today on several blogs and news sites, including here at TMF requesting that mail carrier service be opened up for competition. The Statist would like you to believe that such an essential service must remain in public control. After all, it's an essential public service, used widely by lower income households. Without the wonderful U.S. Postal Service, no capitalist would ever take up to help these poor souls out. The same ridiculous and illogical argument is put forward for every government service where a monopoly/cartel is allowed, be it firefighting or cable television, usually by the same people who decry monopolies as the scourge of the capitalist! Ha!   [more]



Is Vladimir Putin more American than Obama

January 29, 2009 – Comments (5)

OH MY GOD. I recoiled in horror when I read this.   [more]



Trying Is The First Step To Failure

January 29, 2009 – Comments (6)

Ah, the wisdom of Homer Simpson. Over the years, Homer has offered up such prescient one-liners as:  [more]



It's Ayn Rand's fault? Really?

January 27, 2009 – Comments (45)

I'm a financial supporter of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute and the Libertarian Party. Yet, despite my wacko anti-government leanings, I do not support the Ayn Rand institute. My reasons for this will remain my own, for now. I'm not a Rand scholar, but I've read much of her work - and I have an understanding of much, if not all, of Objectivism. Rand can be a bit wordy. Not Post Modern Structuralism wordy, mind you. But wordy nonetheless.   [more]



Want Prosperity and Liberty? Move to Qatar or the UAE

January 27, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: Q.DL2 , ATA , R

Since 1996 I've spent a great deal of time overseas. Since 2002, I've been in the Middle East. I want to share some impressions and thoughts on economic and social life that you won't learn about unless you flee the United States.  [more]



The British Learned the Hard Way

January 18, 2009 – Comments (8)

Don't let it happen here too. But it's good to see that Liberty Lovers are fighting back.   [more]

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