Tag Archive for Government

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…

Apple Shakedown Follow-Up

I see Dr. Sowell’s recent column is about the Apple corporate tax business. So Apple is already paying $16 million a day in taxes?!! It’s never enough. “We have truly entered the world of  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ when the CEO of…

Another Reason To Privatize, & Canada’s FAA

Excellent points here, and I didn’t realize Canada had privatized their FAA. The entire brief column is worth a read. Also check out this: Privatize almost everything. Democrats lose sequester battle: USA Today - Glenn Harlan Reynolds: But there’s another lesson in…

Kinder Eggs As Contraband Update …

I’ve ranted a few times before (here & here) about the ridiculousness of Kinder Eggs not being available in the U.S. thanks to bureacrat decree. (pic via Wiki) Here’s an update on the story. Choco Treasure Eggs Avoid U.S. Ban On Toy-Filled…

The Revolving Door Between D.C. & Wall Street

This is unsettling. Definitely click through and read it all. Quite an eye-opener. Via Nassim Taleb. Where Bank Regulators Go to Get Rich – Bloomberg: No need to worry about her and the so-called revolving door between government and Wall…

Keep A Close Eye On Your Retirement, They Want It

I’ve been saying this is coming for a while now (here, too). It’s only a matter of time before they get a twinkle in their eyes at the thought of getting their hands on any retirement money you have saved (401k, retirement, etc.). It’s never enough…