The main intellectual defense of maintaining a public police force is the Hobbesian “if we didn’t have them there would be no one to protect us from the brutal nature of man.” The problem is, in reality, public police do nothing of the sort. They exist for two reasons: [Police] rarely, if ever, prevent a…Details
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Roger Garrison walks us through the economics of debts and deficits in your lecture of the week this week. Which is better – a tax or a deficit?
Adding to the discussion is Bob Wenzel of EPJ, who explains why overspending and the monetizing of debt leads to the boom-bust cycle:
This guy is just asking for a beating in these interviews… Against Ben Shapiro: Against Larry Pratt (again): Against Joshua Boston: I am sure his ratings are going up, because it is fun to watch the guy shamed… On other fronts in the gun control issue, here is another take on the statistics: “Assault weapons”…Details
despite leaving the Church and having personal issues. Here, he picks apart several state-given mentalities: