Things from all over…
- 81.5% of Money Created through Quantitative Easing Is Sitting There Gathering Dust … Instead of Helping the Economy. and QE isn’t working!!!
- Mass shootings have an ever-clearer link, not to videogames or gun ownership, but to pharmaceutical drugs. Terrifying.
- Elizabeth Warren has no clue what she is meddling with, economically speaking. This will go poorly – especially if she becomes a presidential candidate…
- But at least then she can join Janet Yellen in obvious ignorance:
- Shock claim: Catholic teachers must by contract act Catholic. Whoa. So, like… out there!
- The NSA watching us is not a new phenomenon.
- The corporate income tax is paid by workers and the average American consumer, on top of all of the other taxes we pay. And it hurts all of us…
- Convergent evolution (See here and here) suggests that there is a meta-process at work in natural history which we may never understand. Seriously, what the deuce?
- So “Loyalty Day” is a new thing…
- There is a strong case for rebellion against an evil state to be made within Christianity – and it approaches rapidly.
- Intellectual property is slowing down technological innovation (for the 25th time…)
- Government dependency has made us inept:
In February 2011, during a winter storm, a tree fell into a creek in Franklin Township, New Jersey, and caused flooding. The town was about to send a tractor in to pull the tree out when someone, probably the town lawyer, helpfully pointed out that it was a “class C-1 creek” and required formal approvals before any natural condition was altered. The flooding continued while town officials spent 12 days and $12,000 to get a permit to do what was obvious: pull the tree out of the creek.
- Can property rights be positive, rather than normative? Milton Friedman’s son thinks so…
- Atheism is paradoxical in its truth-seeking, moral reflection, and moral motivation. Explanation here.
- Will this new concept for doors catch on? (and what the hell is it doing?)
- In England, the bullying of blacks by police is essentially just as bad as it is here. In truth, they bully everyone these days…
The problem with this is that the Police are no longer worthy of the respect of the people. When I see an officer I no longer respect him, I fear him. I fear his power and I wonder if he’s going to arbitrarily decide to ruin my day, or even my life. He has the power, and one only need to look as far as google for a litany of human rights and abuses against human dignity perpetrated by the police.
That is not to say that all cops are bad but the problem, dear reader, is that we cannot know which cops are good or bad without experience, and that has become a risk. No longer part of the community, the police have elevated themselves to paramilitary knights and lords that oversee the serfs that were once the civilians in the community they are supposed to be serving. This is a terrible perversion of law enforcement culture in our country and has come on the heels of the American Drug War and the War on Terror