Links for May 31, 2011

May 1, 2011

  • A glimpse into our future?

  • I’d like to follow the Gary Johnson campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Links for May 16: Old, old stuff.

    April 3, 2011
  • Vodpod videos no longer available.

    Part 1 of FoxNews’s investigative report. Note the absence of any allegation of physical harm to any patient. As far as I can tell, Jeff Cole is teaming up with the government to limit competition and consumer choice.

  • Vodpod videos no longer available.

    Part 2 of investigative report. Still no particular allegations of harm, but Jeff Cole acknowledges criticism of the investigation. These news agencies do care what their viewers think. It’s a matter of letting them know. Read the rest of this entry »


  • Links for October 25, 2010: Interview with Marakay Rogers, Libertarian Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor; More “Quantitative Easing” to Come; others….

    October 24, 2010

      Marakay Rogers (OurCampaigns.com)

    1. Not a great interview; It sticks mainly to some few libertarian talking points, but you won’t hear from her during the gubernatorial debate tonight.

    2. The BBC explains “quantitative easing”.

    3. For those who aren’t in the know, “quantitative easing” is doublespeak for printing money.

    4. Read the rest of this entry »


    Links for Monday, March 29, 2010: Reason.tv >> Certificates of Need Stifle Health Care Competition, Fish Pedicures Banned, others….

    March 28, 2010
    1. reason.tv | New Hampshire Nannies

      It’s for your own good.

    2. reason.tv | Nick Gillespie Discusses Pet vs. Human Hospitals on Stossel

      Thirty-six state governments require a “certificate of need” before a new hospital may be built in a given area, thereby directly inhibiting the growth of the supply of medical services and increasing the cost of medical care. Where’s the outrage? Next week: Certificate of Need Pro/Con. 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 »


    Links for 2010-02-19: ACLJ on Free Speech and Teachers’ Mailboxes, a Poor Critique of Austrian Economics, others….

    February 20, 2010
    1. ACLJ | Content based discrimination Vodpod videos no longer available.

      A careless misstatement of First Amendment law from the ACLJ. Perry Educ. Ass’n v. Perry Educators’ Ass’n, 460 U.S. 37 (1983), ruled specifically that teachers mailboxes are not public fora for speech. The school may allow certain people to use the mailboxes for limited speech purposes and exclude others. The question is whether the caller’s religious message falls within the limited purpose intended by the school. Jay won in Lamb’s Chapel only because the Court held the Church’s message in that case fell within the school’s limited purpose for opening the forum.  A similar case out of the 9th Circuit: Edward Diloreto v. Downey Unified School District Board of Education, 196 F.3d 958 (9th Cir. 1999), in which the fence around a school’s baseball field was held not to be a public forum open to all advertisers, The school did not violate the plaintiff’s First Amendment rights by rejecting an ad displaying the 10 Commandments. This is settled law.

      Update: Time to correct my own misstatement. It is true that the school may not discriminate against the church simply because it is a church. It may, however, discriminate against the church’s message if that message is not within the limited purpose for which the forum was opened. The church is not entitled to put whatever it wants in the mailboxes merely because the school allows other groups to use the mailboxes.

    2. YouTube | A Critique of the Austrian School of Economics


      The critic misstates why Austrians do not rely on facts and experimentation. Read the rest of this entry »


    links for 2010-02-13

    February 14, 2010
    1. Aggressive Progressive | To win on jobs, we need to move beyond congress: progressive strategy on jobs part 2

      The second installment of an earlier linked series of articles.

    2. World Socialist Party (US) | The “logic” of Capitalism!

      I was hoping for some sort of explanation into possible logical fallacies in capitalist theory. No such luck. All I got was this interesting little bit of irony.