Category Archives: Government and Law

Secession in the Crimea, Scotland, and California

President Barack Obama on Thursday said a planned referendum on the future of Crimea is illegal. “Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government,” Mr. Obama said in a brief statement from the White House. “In … Continue reading

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George Will Explains Why Democracy is the Worst Government

The most popular political writer in the USA, George Will, explained today why democracy is the worst government: It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation … Continue reading

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Psychologist Explains the Engine of Capitalism

Governments often believe that most jobs are created by small businesses and that governments should encourage job creation. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses, “the engine of capitalism” in his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The remainder of this post is direct … Continue reading

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Will Walmart shoppers support “Every Day High Wages?”

This video is a riot, especially the guy at the end! Only in the socialist USA!

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Today is the Worst Day in History

Dan Mitchell writes: Allow me to suggest that today, October 3, should be a candidate for America’s worst day. Why? Because on this day in 1913, one of America’s worst Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, signed into law the Revenue Act of … Continue reading

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Gratitude: The Secret to Happiness

Tyler Cowen of the Marginal Revolution blog discusses the politics of envy, stealing from some people to appease others: Almost all redistributive rhetoric urges people to dwell on the negative – you or other people aren’t getting what is due. … Continue reading

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Emigrating From the USA to Chile

Libertarian Ellie Dee emigrated from the USA to Chile in 2006 because: I was fed up / concerned / worried / scared / outraged / freaked out / saddened about: – the increasing police state – the increasingly absurd news … Continue reading

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Taxing iTunes Music and Other Intangibles

Nathanael Arnold from Wall Street Cheat Sheet asks, Although the First Sale doctrine in U.S. copyright law gives you the right to sell your physical media products after you “first” purchased them, the law currently does not extend that doctrine … Continue reading

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Restore the White House Tours to the Public!

President Obama has eliminated tours of the White House to the public, the people who paid for the opulent building, as part of budget sequestration, an arcane political procedure whereby the USA government budget will increase by $7 trillion during … Continue reading

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Rich People Emigrating from Democracies to Dictatorship in Singapore

The Wall Street Journal explained why rich people are emigrating to the dictatorship in Singapore: Many Americans and Europeans just want a place where their investments can keep growing—hardly a problem in Singapore, smack in the middle of the fast-growing … Continue reading

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