Bastiat: This is the greatest and most common fallacy in reasoning. Real sufferings, for example, have manifested themselves in England. These sufferings come in the train of two other phenomena: first, the reformed tariff; second, two bad harvests in succession. To which of these two last circumstances are we to attribute the first? The protectionists…Details
Buffett is a demagogue.
The world keeps a’spinnin’: The U.N. seeks to control the internets this week. Innovation will always trump law, though, and you can be certain that if the New World Order succeeds, a new internet without any locus of control will arise. BUT, dear reader, Obama already signed an unprecedented secret cybersecurity bill that the NSA…Details
Your lecture of the week this week is Tom Woods, explaining the philosophical advances in human rights theory. If he had time, I am sure he would deal with more theories, but for now, this is a good explanation of what rights have historically been, and what their existence implies:
Sarah Jarosz – Song Up In Her Head
Her whole album deserves a listen, please and thank you.
Marina & the Diamonds – Oh No!
To Catch a Predator is a famous show in which the main reporter, Chris Hansen, sets up cameras and lures child predators into situations in which they solicit a child and are then surprised with a camera in their face asking “WHY!?” It is a strange form of entertainment, but can be a legitimate way…Details
The latest Mission Impossible film made me wonder why on earth we have created such horrible weapons as nuclear bombs. The fact that we could destroy ourselves completely is something that should bother everyone at least slightly when it is brought up. But the energy implications, on the other side of that coin, are just…Details
I was asked recently what youtube channels I subscribe to, so here is the list of those which I think are worthy of your support!:
Okay, three. All the hubbub this weekend over Black Friday shopping centered on Walmart. Many who don’t understand why cheap labor is important fail to see how low prices are good for the poor most of all. John Stossel: Meanwhile, Walmart IS bad, but not for the reasons you’d think. Penn & Teller explain a…Details
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