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Texas, California, democracy, migration, immigration,


California, “the U.S. state most synonymous with all varieties of growth — vegetal, technological, and human — is at the precipice of its first-ever population decline,” writes Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. And folks in other states like Texas and Idaho are none too happy.  You see, the Californians fleeing

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Venezuella, freedom, privacy, cash, money

Bitcoin to the Rescue

I own no Bitcoin; it’s not my thing. The blockchain concept Bitcoin is based upon seems clever, sure, but I often curse at my “devices,” so only my politics prevents me from full-blown Luddism.  Besides, when I think “the people’s money” I don’t think “private fiat currency.” Which is what

licensing, license, permission, work, labor, regulations

Opportunity for . . . All?

Simple pleasures are the best. So are simple questions. Senate Bill 2306 in North Dakota “would make it easier for spouses of military personnel to transfer their existing occupational licenses for use in North Dakota, provided they are in good standing and licensed by a reasonable entity,” explains Rob Port

socialism, force, incentive, Occassio-Cortez

Socialism Doesn’t Work, But…

“Socialism” — we all want to be sociable, right? Last week’s anti-socialist moment was not limited to the president’s promise that America would never go socialist, as I noted this weekend there was also Panera Bread’s abandonment of its quasi-charitable Panera Cares (“pay-what-you-want”) fast food chain. Isn’t that a bit

Velfredo Pareto, economics,laws, socialism

Test of Humanity

It has been a big week for socialism — or, rather, anti-socialism. The high point was probably President Trump’s State of the Union Address, in which he opposed not only the murderous, ruinous regime in Venezuela, but also the rising tide of socialism in the Democratic Congress — with Senator

green new deal, AOC, money, folly

Re-Packaging Nonsense as Wisdom

When committed to folly, clever people make it look wise. An article last week in Forbes, “The Green New Deal: How We Will Pay For It Isn’t ‘A Thing’ — And Inflation Isn’t Either,” by Robert Hockett, says that “how could we pay for it?” challenges have already been answered

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