“Sir, I see Sir Mervyn King has signalled that he no longer believes that price stability should be the Bank of England’s primary objective. Perhaps if he had his gold-plated, index-linked pension replaced by a private sector annuity pension he would be more focused on reducing inflation.”
Letter to [...]
Happy Independence Day
Celebrate Independence Day and recall the principles of the founding of this new country, an intellectual experiment acted upon by very dedicated, brave men.
13 STARS IN A VARIATION OF A VERY RARE CONFIGURATION CALLED THE “TRUMBULL PATTERN”, NAMED BECAUSE OF THE USE OF FLAGS IN THIS BASIC DESIGN–A SQUARE [...]
BEIJING (Reuters) – Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is learning a frustrating lesson about challenging Chinese authorities – he is welcome to sue the government over a festering tax case, but must first produce a company seal confiscated by police that he has no way of recovering.
Ai sued the tax authorities over [...]
Today, the government of the USA is in an accelerating transition. For the first 100 years (with a few exceptions) the government of the USA existed to set man free from men. The rights of the people were respected by the law and by the courts. And it is no coincidence that the USA grew [...]
This interview of the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Timothy Sandefur gives an excellent review of the issues at hand in Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida. This is from Reason.tv.
The case of Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida is one of the most important cases to ever come to the US Supreme Court. If the government wins, it can force you to do anything it wishes. Today’s arguments in this case do not exaggerate the threat.
We have not had a true [...]
There are three political parties in the United States today, and they are all fielding candidates for the presidency.
The parties are the Republicrats, the Scared Religionists, and the Freedom and Peace Party.
By far the largest party is the Republicrats, who have held sway with their current platform since at least the 1940s. They [...]
Both House Leader John Boehner and Senate Leader Harry Reid announced today that they are postponing a vote on the anti-piracy bill, SOPA, that is vigorously opposed by Internet leaders. Recall that yesterday Wikipedia shut down as a statement against both SOPA and PIPA.
Craigslist Inc. founder Craig Newmark, who had been rallying the digerati against [...]
In one week we lose a champion of liberty, Václav Havel, and that champion of tyranny, Kim Jong-Il. We should not fail to notice that the common denominator was communism. There are other despotic non-communist regimes in the world, but none as totalitarian as the communists. Not even Iran or other Muslim states can claim to be as [...]