Archive for January, 2007

Have Pulse, Will Loan

Saturday, January 6, 2007 21:21 Comments Off

Australia is not a whole lot different than the US when it comes to the “have pulse, will loan” philosophy. In a time when credit is so easy, fiat money flows from the tills, and risk management policy is virtually non-existent in terms of consumer and commercial credit, even cats can get credit cards. She [...]

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Private Sector Solution or Nanny State-Influenced Totalitarianism?

Saturday, January 6, 2007 16:16 Comments Off

Toyota is making the state happy. Toyota is also making the Beltway Libertarians happy. Toyota is developing a “fail-safe” system that will use sweat sensors in the steering wheel to detect alcohol in the driver’s bloodstream. If these sensors detect alcohol, the car will be locked down and incapacitated. Some in the U.S. hailed the [...]

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Libertarians and Adam Smith: Why the Love Affair?

Saturday, January 6, 2007 11:56 Comments Off

On a libertarian forum, there was an interesting comment in regards to this small point by Stefan Molyneux, in his article on LewRockwell.com. Rejecting “arguments” based on the Infinite Regression fallacy can unleash prodigious creativity. What has been sometimes called the single greatest idea in the history of the world arose from Darwin’s failure to [...]

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CLA (Central Lifestyle Agency )

Saturday, January 6, 2007 11:31 Comments Off

Forget the CIA….apparently, we need a CLA. In Britain, “health specialists” are calling for a central agency to dictate matters on obesity. Included within the central planning agenda are “warning labels” on large-size clothing that will: a) warn you that wearing that particular size is bad for your health, and b) provide you with a [...]

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