Archive for April, 2012

Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman – Video and Transcript

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics.
Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman – Video and Transcript

Congressman Ron Paul on Professor Paul Krugman’s views: “[Krugman] believes in big government, from what I read and hear, and I believe in very small government. I emphasize personal liberties. I don’t like a managed economy, whether it’s through central

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FreedomFest 2012- Las Vegas

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by posted in Events.
freedom fest

Via The Daily Bell: Join Senator Rand Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tom Woods, Peter Schiff and John Browne plus over 150 other speakers for the “Crisis in America: A Call to Action” sessions at FreedomFest, July 11 – 14, 2012

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OAS Age Eligibility Moved to 67, Why is Retiring Becoming So Expensive?

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Lifestyle.
retirement

We live in an age defined by unprecedented abundance.  As long as you don’t live in the sticks, a McDonald’s or Walmart is typically within a 15 minute driving distance of your residence.  This means cheap, calorie-rich food is just

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Growth Pact? What Growth Pact?

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by posted in Economics.

If we have to summarize what drove the action last week, we will say it was the speculation over an upcoming (perhaps in June) Growth Pact in the Euro-zone. That was all. That did the trick. There is really nothing,

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The Real Cost of a College Education

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
public schooling

Last week, the total amount of debt emanating from student loans in the U.S. reached $1 trillion.  With the Great Recession still present in the daily lives of the middle class, salaried jobs for college graduates are tough to come

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EPA Official’s Admitted Philosophy – “Crucify”

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by posted in Environment, Regulation.
epa feed me

This really is quite remarkable.  Once in a while, an enforcer for the law-passing goons of the state, who are too cowardly to carry out their own decrees, is caught off guard admitting the real impetus behind thrusting his jackboot

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Salt Crimes

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, Health Care, Regulation.
salt_pepper2

Just as the winds of socialism blew-in from our southern border in the early 20th century [1], the War on Salt (WOS) is about to do the same.  You may not know that in 2010 the New York government went

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An Earth-Shattering Revelation About Dora the Explorer, Courtesy of the State

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Regulation.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is a quasi-judicial federal body. It arbitrates disputes related to trade, customs and procurement at the request of the government of Canada. It also provides the government with advice on tariffs, trade, commercial and

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The Nanny State’s Next Victim: A Diabetes Blogger

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Regulation.
internet censor

The internet is becoming a dangerous place.  What once was a virtual system that facilitated the free flow of information has become a constant target for Leviathan’s iron tentacle. Just think back to January when the U.S. Congress was considering

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U.S. Senate Barber Shop Operating in the Red- Another Instance of an Inability to Economize

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Trade.
scissors cutting money

While the motto of private enterprise is “the customer is always right,” the slogan of government is “the public be damned!” –Murray Rothbard Within the modern election cycle, it has become typical for political candidates, usually those quick to label

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Colbert Report – Currency Coup

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Policy.
Colbert-Loonie

Hilarious sketch from Stephen Colbert on the rumors of Iceland adopting the Canadian Dollar. You can watch it here     Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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Can the supply of natural resources – especially energy – really be infinite? Yes!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Education, Environment, Regulation.
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This following is an excerpt from Julian Simon’s book, The Ultimate Resource II A professor giving a lecture on energy declares that  the world will perish in seven billion years’ time  because the sun will then burn out. One of

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Death by Environmentalism

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by posted in Environment, History.
Challenger_explosion_T

Like those who were of age the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, most people can remember intimate details of what they were doing when they first heard that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded. To compound the tragedy, millions

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Ontario Government Leaves Speed Limits At A Standstill

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by posted in Law, Politics, Regulation.
72_Beetle

State interference stalls progress. Both in the economy and in traffic. The speed limit on Ontario’s 400-series highways was 70 miles per hour (112 kilometres per hour) in the late 1960s. Pressured to ration gasoline during the energy crisis of

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Charles Krauthammer Mourns Over NASA Cuts, I Celebrate

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
Krauthammer

Leading neoconservative (read “closet Trotskyite“) commentator Charles Krauthammer’s latest Washington Post editorial pays homage to the glory days of NASA and the retirement of the space shuttle Discovery.  Titled “Farewell, the New Frontier,” the piece evokes mental images of Uncle

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Remembering Von Hayek

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by posted in Economics.
Remembering Von Hayek

Because simplicity is a virtue, we decided to skip a week and write our comments today. Why? There had really not been any developments during the past two weeks that would have made us change our views. To be certain,

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An evening with Walter Block

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Philosophy.
An evening with Walter Block

Walter Block speaking at the Railway Club in Vancouver BC, April 3rd, 2012. Dr. Block is a professor of economics at Loyola University New Orleans, and a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is the author of

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*Sigh* Evil Oil Speculators Again?

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism.
gas prices

Human action is not predictable behavior.  The existence of an ability to make choices makes human behavior impossible to model and recreate.  This is why econometrics is a flawed as a science and rarely applicable to reality.  As Murray Rothbard

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Is India Seeing the After Effects of An Inflationary Bust?

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
india growth rate

Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output… –Milton Friedman Arguably one of the quotes used

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The Economics of Water

Friday, April 20th, 2012 by posted in Environment.
no-water

Water is the fundamental pillar of Life.  All life requires water, thus making its demand extraordinary high.  All living things are in constant competition for fresh, drinkable, healthy water.  Humans are no different. Most of our access to this necessity

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