liberty

Liberty & Govt. In The News …

Great column on public-choice in action. Problems with collective action: Column: “It would be nice to believe that this sort of problem is limited to the VA, but there’s no particular reason to think that it is. The problem with…

Bloomberg On Speech

You can probably count the times I’ve been a fan of Bloomberg on zero fingers. But this speech blew me away. It’s fantastic. Definitely worth reading every word. Notable & Quotable: Mike Bloomberg at Harvard – WSJ: “Repressing free expression…

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see: Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…

1984 Sales Spike 7,000% on Amazon

The great Jeffrey Tucker on The Character of Edward Snowden In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  — George Orwell ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Sales Spike Amid Surveillance Disclosures – WSJ: One of the hottest beach…

Scariest Quote This week

“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” — Melissa Harris-Perry Great column from fee.org. Collectivized Children : The…

Social Welfare and The IRS

The NYT applauds the political bullying by the IRS. No surprise there, it fits their world view. The I.R.S. Does Its Job – NYTimes.com: Taxpayers should be encouraged by complaints from Tea Party chapters applying for nonprofit tax status at…

Dr. Boudreaux’s Libertarian Manifesto

Now he doesn’t actually call it a manifesto. But I think it makes a fine one. It’s brief and quite good. Definitely read the entire thing. Economic and personal liberty are inseparable. Façade Capitalism Means Façade Freedom: Political and personal freedoms require economic resources for their…