Links for January 3, 2010: Deregulation? D.E.A.? Bulliion? Pinkwashing?

January 2, 2011
  • One of my favorite speaker/authors.

    Tom Woods hints at debunking. It’s a tough point to get unless you know all the details. I must admit that I do not, but I’d like to learn. See also the comments on Tom Woods’s facebook page.

  • Like many of the cables made public in recent weeks, those describing the drug war do not offer large disclosures. Rather, it is the details that add up to a clearer picture of the corrupting influence of big traffickers, the tricky game of figuring out which foreign officials are actually controlled by drug lords, and the story of how an entrepreneurial agency operating in the shadows of the F.B.I. has become something more than a drug agency.

    Read: “the corrupting influence of drug prohibition.” Read the rest of this entry »


  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Health Canada Statistics

    August 14, 2008
    Dubious statistics adorn a pack of Canadian duMaurier Cigarettes.

    Dubious statistics adorn a pack of Canadian duMaurier Cigarettes.

    Picking through trash under the dumpster of a local restaurant last month, I came across this interesting item.  It is a box of du Maurier cigarettes that was ostensibly discarded by a Canadian tourist.  Read the rest of this entry »