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“There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”

New Year, 2016, resolutions, Common Sense, illustration

re: Solutions

Today’s the traditional day for New Year’s “Resolutions,” but instead of resolutions, how about some solutions? Sure, Thomas Sowell has sagely reminded: there are no solutions in social life, only trade-offs. But, utopian perfection aside, let’s agree that some changes would be better than others, and, let us resolve to

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

“It is not a man’s duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he

Henry Hazlitt

Henry Hazlitt

On November 28, 1893, women voted in a national election for the first time . . . in New Zealand. On the same date in 1917, the Estonian Provincial Assembly declared itself the sovereign power of Estonia. November 28 also marks the independence of Mauritania from France (1960), and East

thanksgiving, Common Sense

Compatriots, We — For Liberty!

Thank you. It’s Thanksgiving, a good day to say so. What a great idea for a holiday — a thoroughly American one, unpretentious and unspoiled. Centered on family and friends, the day may be the most important of the year, something we all share, in no small part because it

Democratic Socialism, Big Brother, socialism, vote, voting, egalitarian, meme, Jim Gill, Paul Jacob, Common Sense

Democratic Socialism. . .

Because BIG BROTHER is okay as long as enough people vote for him! CLICK BELOW for a high resolution version of this image:  

capitalism, progressivism, progressive, politics, child labor, 8 hour work day, living wage, achievements, accomplishment, meme, illustration

Funny how that happened…

Funny how none of the progressive “achievements”happened before capitalism made them possible. Click below for high resolution version of the image:  

government, incentives, flow chart, folly, results, illustration, meme, Jim Gill, Paul Jacob, Common Sense

Government Flow Chart

Government incentives and market incentives are quite different. This explains a lot. CLICK BELOW for a high resolution version of this image:  

progressive logic, crony capitalism, corruption, big government, government power, meme, illustration, photomontage, Jim Gill, Paul Jacob, Common Sense

Progressive Logic

Government is so corrupt that its power to intervene in the market can be bought and sold by the rich… …Therefore government should be bigger and more powerful. Click here for a large resolution version of this image:  

Max Stirner

To the Max!

On October 25, 1806, the German philosopher known as Max Stirner was born — as Johann Kaspar Schmidt. Stirner developed a radical individualism, which under the name of “egoism” became culturally chic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with proponents as different as composer Richard Strauss and journalist

C. F. Volney


“As self-love, impetuous and improvident, is ever urging man against his equal, and consequently tends to dissolve society, the art of legislation and the merit of administrators consists in attempering the conflict of individual cupidities, in maintaining an equilibrium of powers, and securing to every one his happiness, in order

Weekend with Bernie Sanders,, Paul Jacob, James Gill

Weekend with Bernie: Sanders’ Eleven

Bernie Sanders has a horde of helpers. Consider the attached visual meme; “Occupy Democrats” seem to have captured Bernie’s philosophy: spend and meddle. All of the spending in the first item of Bernie’s 11-Step Economic Plan are best directed at the state level. Bernie voters should wonder: why haven’t politicians

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