Links for March 21, 2010: Backlog O’Links 2

March 13, 2011
  • It just makes sense.

  • But it’s been a challenge to convince anyone otherwise. “This is the heart of the problem—money from the Byrne grants,” Piper says. It’s money for overtime. Money for promotions. It’s policing for profit.”

    This great Philadelphia Weekly cover story highlights the embarrassing racial disparity among marijuana arrestees. There is also a great discussion on police incentives to boost pot arrests to show they are making use of stimulus money. And for what? Marijuana prohibition is simply crooked all around.   Read the rest of this entry »

  • If Only We Spent Money Like Enron….

    December 31, 2008

    I try to keep an open mind about political things.  I usually start with the assumption that those who contribute to the marketplace of ideas do so in a good faith effort to improve the world around them.  So when people speak, I try to listen.  I’m still a law student, so I don’t have time to receive everything–but really do give it a college try.  Read the rest of this entry »

    Scapegoating “Free Trade”

    December 8, 2008

    The following is a response to Dealing with Killers and Kidnappers: The High Cost of Free Trade, by Cyril Mychalejko:

    See, I’m not an expert, so perhaps you can enlighten me.

    It seems to me as though “free trade” and “free traders” are often blamed for problems that they did not cause. Here, Mr. Mychalejko disparages “free trade” and “free traders” for no reason other than that Chiquita, Inc. supports terrorists and that the Governments of Colombia and Guatemala abuse and neglect their citizens.  Read the rest of this entry »