Links for January 10, 2011: Government Spending Could Destroy The World; The New Mexican War; No Privacy in Cell Phones; others….

January 9, 2011
  • I don’t know if this is off-base, but has anyone in the government considered spending less money? The debt ceiling is a joke. An absolute joke. These conversations are such a drag. It is time for Congress to repeal the debt ceiling entirely and abandon the transparent pretense of actually caring an iota about our mounting national debt. Just spend the damn money already. We all know you’re going to.

  • When they say “War On Drugs”, they’re not kidding.

  • I can see that they aren't "papers". Apparently, they aren't "effects", either.

    The Constitution is, after all, just a goddamn piece of paper.

  • Christopher Beam offers one of the weakest, least empathetic, and least imaginative criticisms of libertarianism I’ve read in a while. As Oscar Wilde said: “There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.” See my annotations:
    page [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6].

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    Links for November 8, 2010: Keynes v. Hayek Economics Rap, Congressman Bob Etheridge Assaults Member of the Public, others….

    November 7, 2010
    1. A discussion with the men behind the EconStories video.

    2. Too little too late, but here were the Philadelphia Libertarian congressional candidates. I went to the same high school as Gerald J. Harlacker. I met him a few times, and I know him to be a decent guy. If I lived in the 1st District, he would have had my vote. As I’m registered in the 2nd District, my vote went to Jonathan Reed.

    3. Those are called “members of the public”, congressman, and they have a right to know whether you “fully support the Obama agenda”.

      I suspect that if a tea-party candidate “manhandled” a MoveOn supporter who “pressed him to explain votes or positions,” Mother Jones and Kevin Drum would be unlikely to entertain the possibility that the democrats were acting like a bunch of “seventh-graders”.

      The print version of Mother Jones is not this consistently awful. I swear! It’s usually a very thoughtful magazine. I think they flush their doo-doo down their twitter feed… Read the rest of this entry »


    Links for October 11, 2010: Big Brother is Watching, Monopoly City Fire Company Watches House Burn, others….

    October 10, 2010

      ...and you're boring.

    1. – “Don’t worry. You’re boring.”

    2. Well, they seem to have caught on to the idea of “pay for service”. Now they have to introduce some competition. This is an opportunity for a competitor to come around and offer some more convenient payment options.  Read the rest of this entry »


    Links for March 17, 2010: Judge Jim Gray On What’s Wrong With Drug Prohibition; Will Weaking the Dollar Help the Economy?; others….

    March 18, 2010
    1. Reason.tv | Judge Jim Gray on The Six Groups That Benefit From Drug Prohibition

      The essential arguments against drug prohibition in under nine minutes.

    2. Mother Jones | China's Empty Threat

      "If they started dumping their U.S. assets, China would lose money on the deal and the dollar would fall in value, which would help correct our trade deficit. What's not to like?"

      At some point, you gotta smell a rat. Read the rest of this entry »