Mish writes: I have a set of questions for the “fair share” tax proponents. Would fair share tax hikes be enough to fund US government spending? What if we took 100% of the profits of Walmart and Exxon Mobile? What if the corporate tax rate… Read More
Archives for August 2012
No need for me to reinvent the wheel; the Daily Paul has a pretty comprehensive post about Ryan and his record.
It wouldn’t be the first time a political party nominated a general of unknown beliefs, says Kevin Gutzman . A snippet: In his retirement, ex-president Thomas Jefferson thought the rage for Andrew Jackson threatened America’s republican institutions. If so unlearned, ill-tempered, and violent a man could vault to… Read More
Thanks for being a genius, creative beyond belief, and for writing the soundtrack to my life, post-eighth-grade. Thanks for this (which I chose practically at random): And thanks for still having it in 2012!
Singapore, which just celebrated its 47th birthday, is urging its population, which has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, to have babies . Several decades ago, the government of Singapore pushed the fashionable “population bomb” nonsense, and published creepy notices like this: So maybe just… Read More
It’s not pretty .
Economist Shawn Ritenour tells the truth .
“The State is not force alone,” said H.L. Mencken. “It depends upon the credulity of man quite as much as upon his docility. Its aim is not merely to make him obey, but also to make him want to obey.” Thanks to Sam Geoghegan for this quotation, which I… Read More
I am so pleased with this little interview I did with Jeffrey Herbener. A great story of a scholar who simply followed the truth, even if it meant rethinking his entire approach. I especially liked his answer to my question of whether he considered the… Read More