Blackmail

Futility Closet hit on an interesting paradox I have been thinking about of late. What do you think?: It’s legal for me to expose your infidelity.  And it’s legal for me to seek $10,000 from you in a business transaction.  So why is it illegal for me to blackmail you for $10,000?  “Most crimes do…

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Your [Bi-? Tri-?] Weekly Small Government/ PSA

Mostly from my favorite three dudes, in order from favorite to almost favorite… Milton Friedman on free market exchange:Still got a man crush. Tom Sowell on judicial activism and the problems it poses:Agreed. Brennan, Marshall, and Warren (and Douglas also) have been responsible for massive socioeconomic and criminal problems in this country due to this…

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Gone Too Long Megapost

I have never heard of it (no surprise there), but in 1962, the U.S. government exploded a hydrogen bomb in low-level space, just like one of those sci-fi movies where the aliens get blown up as soon as they leave the atmosphere, while the little humans dance around and watch the explosions in the sky.…

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Hong Kong in 32 + 12 Hours (+15 from the Time Change)

And there is lots I wanna post. After I get to China, the blog might turn to more of a pictures-oriented focus of my experiences in the Orient for the coming month. We shall see how much time I have to post anything but the usual weekly changes, like the quote/art switch, a weekly song,…

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