Archive for June, 2006

Newsflash: Wal-Mart is a Monopoly

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 22:16 Comments Off

One thing that really pisses me off is the fraudulent use of simple words that have specific meaning. Via Beck comes this fu**ed-up rant from nowhere. Wal-Mart, you see, is a monopoly that makes people poor. I give up.

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Who’s Overseeing Those Who Have the Power of Oversight?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 21:34 Comments Off

Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, In 2005, 23 of 24 firms that raised over $1 billion in capital didn’t register in U.S. markets, according to the New York Stock Exchange. Of the 129 companies listed with the London Stock Exchange last year, only 6 listed on the NYSE and 14 on Nasdaq. Ninety percent of companies that [...]

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Totalitarian-Loving Catholics *and* Amputees for Bush

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 20:44 Comments Off

I had blogged about this before: the depraved photo-ops of Bush jogging with the amputees of war. So we have this: Via Ryan’s post about the war-loving, baby-bombing, excuse-making, flag-waving Catholic, I came across this blog post and photo. The only thing that this man – a hard-and fast Catholic, don’t you know – could [...]

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The Quigley Formula

Monday, June 26, 2006 21:56 Comments Off

For those who have not read the book, Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope is a must read for all who are interested in understanding the machinations of power structures, oppressive elites, states, empires, and conspiracy theories. Here’s G. Edward Griffin on Quigley: Caroll Quigley was a highly respected professor at Georgetown University. One of his [...]

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Knife Amnesty

Monday, June 26, 2006 21:46 Comments Off

The UK’s ruling elite believe that taking guns isn’t enough, so now it’s knives. Now everyone can feel better.

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Will The Federal Reserve Create The New Socialist Man?

Monday, June 26, 2006 21:16 Comments Off

My new article is up at the Mises Institute website: Will The Federal Reserve Create The New Socialist Man? The linkage between character and money has everything to do with self-ownership. Aside from one’s body, the most personal property one may possess is the fruit of one’s labor. In a capitalist society, typically, this labor [...]

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Missing Children: Good for the Economy

Sunday, June 25, 2006 21:12 Comments Off

A manager for Kinko’s proves Bastiat wrong as regards the “parable of the broken window.” Missing children, in fact, do boost the economy by creating benefactors such as this Kinko’s shop. The ripple effects throught he economy, I am sure, will be economically advantageous enough that the government should perhaps stimulate demand! (From The Onion.)

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Opitz on Majority Tyranny and Democratic Despotism

Sunday, June 25, 2006 19:45 Comments Off

The June 2005 issue of The Freeman includes a reprint of “Freedom and Majority Rule” by Edmund Opitz – originally written in 1977. Opitz ponders the role of government and law, and the oppression created by a majority-rule democracy. He nimbly secedes “I” from “we” by asserting that the results of popularity contests aren’t necessarily [...]

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Da Da and Hot Toddy

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 22:01 Comments Off

Da Da is the affectionate name I have for my Dad. Like, when he gets silly, he might say, “You want Da Da a to cut your steak up for you, like when you were little?” But the best thing he used to say, going back a few decades, is “Want Da Da to make [...]

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When I Win the Lottery

Saturday, June 17, 2006 19:26 Comments Off

I got a note from an acquaintance, and I call him that because we have been corresponding for so long, I feel like I know him, however, we have never met. He criticizes me and praises me. He’s a little bit cocky but too smart to ignore. He’s crass but sometimes funny. He’s partially a [...]

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