Links for March 8, 2010: Philly Bars Raided for Serving Unregistered Beers, Hitchens on Rand, others….

March 18, 2010
  1. Philadelphia Daily News | Troopers raid popular bars for unlicensed beers: Dozens of gallons seized after 'citizen complaint'

    "'My main beef with this whole convoluted situation is that the PLCB is the sole regulator of a set of products that they do not even know the names of,' she said." … "Maida said that the couple's attorney had told them that they have until 6 p.m. tonight to compile evidence to prove that the confiscated beer is properly registered. 'The onus is on us to prove our innocence,' she said."

    I'm trying to imagine these citizens who apparently carry the PLCB list of registered beers in their hip pockets, just in case somebody offers them a beer they do not recognize….

  2. YouTube | Hitchens Destroys the Cult of Ayn Rand

    I've never read any Ayn Rand. I bought "The Fountainhead" in audiobook form on clearance a couple months ago. I have not yet listened. Based on what I've heard about her and her cult, I do not disagree with anything Hitchens says here. I understand that Rand had no love for the Libertarian Party. Read the rest of this entry »


links for 2010-02-10

February 11, 2010
  1. The Barr Code | Canadian Premier comes to US for heart surgery

    "This episode simply reflects the reality that procedures such as those which the Canadian provincial leader underwent — which are not always available elsewhere – are always readily available in the United States." —- The universal health care crowd would respond: "Yes, they are available….but only to the RICH!" To me, it always comes back to freedom of association. If you have money, and you can afford to pay for a procedure, then you should be allowed to.

  2. Mises Institute | Arguments Against Anarchy – Jarret B. Wollstein

    I've been on the fence between minarchism and anarchism for quite some time. Counter-arguments like this make the anarchist position sound sensible to me. This is the endgame of libertarian theory. We don't have to deal directly with this sort of issue until our other libertarian experiments work out as well as we expect them to. Those who are uncomfortable with jettisoning government altogether can rest assured that the Libertarian Party platform still accepts the validity of a minimal government maintained only to secure individual rights.