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Blast from the Past

HT to AT

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Here is Peter Boettke, on the “outsider” status of Bernie Sanders: Unpopular opinion — after watching Bernie Sanders on Meet the Press earlier today I am pretty sure he is as insincere and cynical as the worst of the DC political establishment. He is in fact a master agnotologist (sower of confusion on purpose to […]

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Sachs on Sanders

Not a shocker that Jeff Sachs has come out to endorse Bernie Sanders. However, I am trying to make sense of the following: On health care, Sanders’s proposal for a single-payer system has been roundly attacked as too expensive. His campaign (for which I briefly served as a foreign policy adviser) is told that his […]

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I just managed to pick up the short pamphlet/book from philosopher Jason Brennan called Why Not Capitalism?  I think to get the most out of this book you would have wanted to have already been familiar with some basic economics, some elementary philosophy as well as some of the debates that have happened since Rawls wrote […]

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam (sort of) coins a new phrase that is apt: “Rotary Phone Economics.” That is the kind of economics practiced and espoused by the Bern and the group of kids trying to have me unionized. You may be entertained by McAdam’s post. Now, I am not sure what I think of the […]

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3rd Grade Brainwashing

This is what they are teaching my son in the third grade.  I want some new running shoes and hiking gear. So, I have a little extra money set aside to pay for that, that is a tax? I challenged my son this morning to change ONE word to the definition so that it may more accurately […]

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This is the blog equivalent of drunk dialing, I had promised myself not to do this. Let’s talk this out. There is perhaps no sector in the U.S. economy that is more comprehensively controlled by the government than schooling. I suppose you might say National Defense, but given the large amount of expenditures that are […]

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The joy of reading things like a history of Apples often comes in the surprising twists and turns and the connections between seemingly unrelated other things you may be reading. I had in fact just finished reading a biography of Stalin (classy guy I tell ya) and serendipitously my book on apples contains a chapter […]

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The government doesn’t have a clue about salt intake guidelines. Let’s just give them lots more power. By the way, is everything a justification for socialism? The irony of socialism and the salt issue is of course that one size fits all medical and political guidelines are obviously problematic. I think one of the least […]

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Quoth the Raven

I have some friends down in Baltimore and one thing that they have observed is something that has occurred during many (most/all?) other big “events” as such in my lifetime. They are reporting that there are a not insignificant number of socialist agitators inciting violence if not directly then certainly indirectly. Now, I cannot comment […]

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