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Alex Tabarrok has a post today supporting the idea of term limits. He, like me, seems to support them on the grounds that if you know the opposite party may soon be in office, that may soften your governing stand while in office. I want to believe this is what happens. But in a world […]

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Thought of the Day

No legal document can save a society from appointing its own slave masters if enough people are determined to do so. Laws alone are not enough. – Perry de Havilland HT: Samizdat

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Among the crowd of folks who don’t regularly employ the force of logic, reason and good argument is a good number of folks who view the appeal to logic and consistency as hegemonic, even tyrannically adhering to imagined authority. We can have a discussion one day about the merits of such a view, of which […]

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Did you know that the UK has no single constitutional document? I think what this helps us understand is the distinction between what Hayek called “Law” versus what Hayek called “Legislation.” Legislation can be loosely thought as something which has been consciously written down in a statutory manner by a legitimate elected body. But of […]

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I have these faint remembrances from time to time of things my mom and grandmothers used to say to us, “if everyone wants to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge …” Well, some lessons from our youth deserve to live on in posterity. Have you ever heard an argument that goes something like, “well, most Americans […]

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Last month the Obama Administration pushed to impose tariffs on solar panels that come from China. So apparently the folks in this Administration actually do think that some other things are more important than Global Warming. Solving the greatest crisis humanity has ever seen is only important if Americans do it, I suppose. Let’s go […]

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The Boilermaker Mandate

There was a time in America when a vast majority of the trains were powered by coal. The engines were rather simple, essentially giant steam engines with a boiler attached. The boiler was fed by regularly shoveling coal into them. The person on the train who shoveled the coal was known as a “boilermaker.’ Now […]

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I was going to post a story a friend who runs a local manufacturing company just shared with me about the absurd experience with the EPA he had in his past. It was too depressing, plus I don’t think I can share it without giving away names … I am rewriting it as a piece […]

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In Federalist #33 Alexander Hamilton writes in order to assure us that the federal government would not become the monstrosity that it has become today. When Hamilton thinks of himself as a federalist, and as he supported the creation of a national bank in order to improve the credit position of the US government, he […]

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Just imagine how a “free-market” police and court system would destroy our rights! They’d probably impose ghastly rules on us like, “if a crime occurs on your property, the corporation can seize the property as if the property itself were a criminal.” And then when seized, it will not compensate you, the innocent owner, and […]

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