Category Archives: Interventionism and Unintended Consequences

The FAA, Drones, and Caltrops

Perversely, limiting drone use to big corps (that make political contributions) and government agencies, won’t create the economic progress that will turn this technology into a beneficial innovation.  It will do just the opposite.   It will simply increase the … Continue reading

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How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets – Peter St. Onge – Mises Daily

How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets – Peter St. Onge – Mises Daily. The gist of Rogoff’s beef with cash is that cash fuels the black market, and it makes it harder for the government to push negative … Continue reading

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It’s Even Worse: Operation Choke Point  Threatens Both Guns and Common Decency

If we don’t defend the payday lenders and the porn stars now, they say (rightly), there will be nobody to defend us when “they” finally come for the gun stores. That is EXACTLY how the Neo-Cons (there is no such … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Ridiculous Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect You According to CNN

via The Dollar Vigilante Millions around the world today are hoping the US federal government shuts down at midnight on Monday.  Many have thoughts of wars and occupations ending in their regions… but, sadly, this is not part of the … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism: Breaking Your Legs and Taking Your Crutches

Across the country, occupational licensing laws raise prices for consumers and prevent workers from pursuing self-employment. Cities across the country have shut down hair braiders, food trucks, and other small businesses frequently founded by members of economically vulnerable groups. In … Continue reading

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How the State Destroys Social Cooperation

“The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.” — Ludwig von Mises by Gary Galles … Continue reading

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The Blow That Killed America 100 Years Ago

by Paul Rosenberg via FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE “There is  a lot of ruin in a nation,” wrote Adam Smith. His point was that it takes a long time for nations to fall, even when they’re dead on their feet. And he was certainly … Continue reading

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Short Circuiting The Market

<:hgroup> <:hgroup>by eric via Eric Peters Autos Evidence continues to accrue that the Soviet Union did not disappear in 1991. It simply transplanted itself to another part of the world. Here. One of the hallmarks of the Soviet System was top-down central … Continue reading

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Bootleggers and Baptists on the Beach

The Downtowner may soon be history, and the young entrepreneurs unemployed, because in its never-ending quest to provide corporate welfare for politically-connected downtown merchants… We pay a lot of attention to the FedGov. But some times local governments can be as … Continue reading

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New Book Release

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume’s new book (The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits) is now available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kendall versions. Book Description: Sometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. The author … Continue reading

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