Tag Archive for Government

Economics From 30,000 Feet

Dr. Boudreaux recently linked to this old column from 1994, it’s as relevant as ever. Definitely read it all. Losing Touch : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education: I know two veterans of World War II. Both are exceptionally…

Special Rules For The Rulers, Alcohol Edition

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” — George Orwell LCBO’s new ‘simplified pricing formula’ gives diplomats, federal government 49% discount on booze | National Post: OTTAWA — Ontario’s liquor board has sweetened an already…

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…