Competition Among Public Schools
You may or may not be familiar with Arizona’s Open Enrollment Law. It states that children may attend any public school their parents prefer, inside or outside their district. It was Janet “The Commie” Napolitano’s idea of the free market in the school system (She hates the idea of vouchers. I.E. public schools having to […]
Motley Crue and Drug Use
Mises.org has a great write-up on drug legalization. Vedran Vuk does a great job spelling out the current legal and nonlegal costs of doing drugs. He demonstrates that the legal costs of doing drugs is significantly, if not overwhelmingly, lower than the nonlegal costs of doing drugs. The illegalization of drugs introduces violence to the […]
Feasibility of a Privatized Police System
We already have a private sector version of our local police department. Recall that the police have two main roles; crime investigation, and crime prevention (although its been demonstrated they can’t completely fulfill this role, and what they can costs an outrageous amount of tax dollars). We, the private sector, through the sheer existence of […]
Police use GPS to Track Citizens Unconstitutionally
The Washington Post has an article exposing how police are illegally tracking “suspects” using GPS devices. To summarize the article. The police are too lazy, lack the evidence, or like to lead the charge to a police state (I vote all three) to obtain a warrant to use these devices. If they had enough evidence […]
Vote for Bob Barr
Just in case it was not clear who had my vote this election, let me clarify. Bob Barr Its obvious who I won’t be backing.
Great Lecture – Legalize Consenting Capitalist Acts
Walter Block gave an excellent lecture titled. Legalize Consenting Capitalist Acts. I found the mp3 link here. The direct mp3 link is here. I strongly recommend you give it a listen, either in your car, your home, or office. He addresses “social problems” and economic problems. Walter gives you plenty of arrows for your quiver […]
The Fall of the Empire
The BBC has an article regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While this article’s slant is ridiculous at best, it does paint a great picture of what happens when governments artificially create a market. The US government artificially created a market of lower (than commercial banks can offer) interest rate mortgages, artificially inflating the mortgage […]
Great Blog Entry about Freddie and Fannie
The Mises Institute has a great post discussing the fascist growing pains of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Read it.