Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 21

American businesses are in decline due to overregulation

Trusters of government have been pouring on regulations since the 1990s. Here is a Washington Post story about the decline of American entrepreneurship. Fewer business are launching. More are leaving, liquidating or dying. The average age of businesses is getting older (as young people stop starting businesses due to onerous licensing requirements). Thus, the efforts …

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Apr 21

More sad news for Venezuela: Government to ration electrical power

Venezuela, a South American country with dynamic people and the world’s largest proven oil reserves, has suffered under the curse of socialism for two decades. After the Venezuelan government took a hard-line turn toward socialism in the 1990s, the government took over most industries. Now the government of the oil-rich nation can’t provide enough electricity …

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Apr 20

Federal employees get 8 paid weeks off per year

Federal “workers” are generally paid 1-1/2 to 2 times what workers in the private sector are paid for the same type of work. Yet this fact greatly understates the luxury, power and security of federal employment. Private employees are lucky to have 2 weeks of paid vacation per year. Federal workers with seniority get more …

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Apr 20

University of Delaware tells students they must regulate speech at a free speech table

American colleges have become bastions for pro-government totalitarian ideology and discrimination. Many campuses impose speech codes. The University of Delaware is a government-owned university subject to the Bill of Rights. Yet students who staffed a YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) table were told they couldn’t allow free speech on a ‘free speech ball.’ The students …

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Apr 18

UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs After $15 Minimum Wage Hike

More than 100 peer-reviewed studies have found that increasing (or establishing) a minimum wage law causes higher unemployment. Unemployment, in turn, is correlated with a number of measures of social ills, including increased suicide rates, rates of first admission to mental health facilities and rates of alcoholism. Now, just weeks after the State of California …

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Apr 18

We will be at the World Premier of “Climate Hustle” in Bozeman, Montana on May 2

On Monday, May 2, 2016, Marc Marono’s exciting new documentary, “Climate Hustle,” will be shown in Bozeman, Montana at the Regal Gallatin Valley Cinemas. The address is Regal Gallatin Valley Cinemas 11, 2825 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59718, (406) 586-7469 A contingent from Lysander Spooner University will be there. Read up on the film …

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Apr 18

More sad news from Venezuela: Dirty air, dirty water, malnutrition, sickness

Witness modern Venezuela. A generation ago, Venezuelan voters cheered when socialist Hugo Chavez was elected president. Chavez’s socialist government took over the mining, industrial, energy, and shipping industries. Chavez imposed censorship on the media, jailing critics. Wealthy households were raided and had their belongings taken by the state. Companies were banned or fled. Chavez provided …

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Apr 17

New York Times Prints Blatant Untruths about Forest Fire Increases

The New York Times just ran a story on April 12 claiming that climate change has caused record-setting numbers of forest fires and of acreages burned. See here. The story, headlined “Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,” proclaimed that “The 10.1 million acres that burned in the United States last year …

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Apr 17

Vast Majority Distrust News Media

“Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.” See here. For years, ‘mainstream’ news has parroted the positions of government. In fact, government agencies have been repeatedly caught secretly paying journalists …

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Apr 16

Bill Nye the Science Guy says he is O.K. with imprisonment of climate skeptics

One of the most prominent “science” voices in America–“Bill Nye the Science Guy”–has recently said he has no problem with the jailing and imprisonment of climate-change skeptics. Nye also said he supports the chilling effect that governmental investigations and persecutions have on doubters of government-approved science. See here. Nye said: As a taxpayer and voter, …

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