In the United States, people from “the left” and “the right” fight over battles that have no chance of resolution, so long as issues are left to the State. For example, should “public” schools be able to teach religion? This
From today’s Open Europe news summary: Draghi suggests that the ECB could ease policy further to tackle strong euro Speaking at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank over the weekend, ECB President Mario Draghi said that the
Members of an Austrian school of economics forum to which I belong have been discussing the source of economic progress. It began with the usual elements of capital, technological development, and managerial expertise before getting more philosophical when a member
(My comments in italics below the news reports) From today’s Open Europe news summary: The Greek government reached a deal with the EU/IMF/ECB Troika yesterday, paving the way for the next disbursement of €10bn in bailout funds, which Greece hopes
We can all sleep safe and sound tonight knowing that Health Canada and the RCMP are working to ensure “public safety.” In two weeks, 37,000 licensed marijuana growers will effectively become criminals when the new medical marijuana law takes effect.
Laws against the economic associates of prostitutes are likely to increase the abuse and death rates of the women. The best way – and, perhaps, the only sure way – to protect prostitutes is to decriminalize all aspects of the activity and allow them to access fully the legal rights that other women enjoy.
Re: A Picture of Detroit in Ruin Dear Sirs: Detroit does not need another worthless plan in order to deal with its problems. To what end will a “blight plan” be put? This is the question that should have been asked
According to the United Nations, cannabis, the plant from which marijuana is derived, is the most widely used, produced and trafficked drug. Governments across the globe have invested heavily in fighting drug production and consumption. Notwithstanding, even though the war
From today’s Open Europe news summary: According to a leaked document, seen by Reuters, the European Commission is probing ways to unlock the investment potential of EU citizens’ savings to boost the economy. The Commission will also ask the European
Re: Economy and Crime Spur New Puerto Rico Exodus Dear Sirs: Reporter Lizette Alvarez makes the common mistake of equating a balanced government budget with success. She lauds new Puerto Rican president Garcia Padilla for reducing the deficit by seventy
MMPR stands for Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. This is the so-called “free market” in medical marijuana delivery. On April 1st it will officially replace the MMAR (Marihuana Medical Access Regulations) by restricting the supply of marijuana growers to designated
Plenty of ink has been spilled on the Edward Snowden leaks, and government leaks in general. Opinions on the bespectacled whistleblower run the gamut between savior and treacherous cretin. Libertarians and progressives love the guy. Political elites loathe him. California