Tag Archive for War

Dr. Higgs On War

A little lengthy, but excellent and very well-written. It’s good to see him take-on the right-wing/GOP and do it well. “War Is Horrible, but . . .”: The Independent Institute: Anyone who has done even a little reading about the…

It’s Time For An Adult Assessment

With the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki upon us, it might be a good time for right-wingers and self-identified conservatives to take a big-boy look at these events. Two columns below force us to take an uncomfortable…

U.S Air Force Tests Biofuel At $59 Per Gallon

Remember this post from a week or two ago? “The right/neo-cons are keeping the Navy active in empire-building around the world instead of defense … and the political left is making sure the war machine is using green fuels that…

It’s Getting A Bit Drafty In Here

Collectivists of all stripes, from right to left seem to love the idea of a military draft. While we can almost expect this from the political right, it’s sad to see from the political left. Milton Friedman famously opposed it.…

Is A Blockade The Ultimate In Buy-Local?

Thinking more about this post from last year. If buy-local is such a boon for the locality (whatever that may be in a given situation), why do the recipients/victims of a blockade respond to it as an act of war…

Schumer Blasts Obama Over Drones!

“Schumer Blasts Obama Over Drones!” That’s what a proper headline would read in a sane world. But instead Schumer is concerned with Google’s pic-taking drones. He’s apparently troubled by Google’s drones taking pics, but okay with Obama’s drones killing people,…

Thoughts On Flame, Iran, and Responsibility

1. If the U.S. government was behind the Flame and/or Stuxnet malware that appears to have intentionally targeted Iran, isn’t that an overt act of war? If we discovered another country’s government did this to the U.S., would we consider…

Is Iran The New Iraq?

Keep this in mind as the war drums beat louder for Iran. I am very embarrassed to say that I was sucked in all the way by the lies of the Bush regime as we invaded Iraq. Man whose WMD…

Why My Lai and Not Hiroshima?

Dr. Bryan Caplan makes a compelling argument, by asking some very uncomfortable questions. A good (and brief) read worth your time. Tell Me the Difference Between My Lai and Hiroshima, Bryan Caplan – Library of Economics and Liberty: In the…