Monthly Archive: April 2018

Apr 30

Government subsidies to help the poor actually harm the poor by causing prices to rise

The above chart was generated by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and published on Marketwatch.com. It shows the overall price changes of certain products between 1997 and 2017. As you can see, government-subsidized goods (college tuition and books and medical treatment) have increased at rates much higher than inflation. Meanwhile, ‘tech’ products such as TVs, …

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Apr 30

Chicago’s government water is contaminated by lead

Government-provided drinking water is often contaminated and toxic despite its exorbitant cost. Here is a story about lead contamination in Chicago’s drinking water.

Apr 29

Australian government seeks further expanded powers to surveil citizen bank accounts, phone records and internet use

Australia is a former British colony. Like the American colonies, it inherited the British common law and the liberties that came with it. And like everywhere else in the former British empire, Australia became prosperous and wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Just as in America and Britain, warrants signed by judges were …

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Apr 29

More death threats against climate skeptics

Mark Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” provides many examples of death threats and other violent threats against himself in an unpublished chapter of the book. See here. (Apparently the publishers did not want to include this chapter, so Morano has self-published excerpts from the missing chapter on his blog Climatedepot.com.) …

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Apr 28

Millions flee socialist Venezuela

The vibrant people of Venezuela began voting for socialist politicians 20 years ago. The politicians promised government health care, government jobs, and government security. Government trusters in the west applauded Venezuela. But now hundreds of thousands have died from starvation, murder and disease. Venezuelans are now pouring over the borders seeking asylum in neighboring states. …

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Apr 27

Just 150,000 of 40 million Californians pay half of state income tax

California has remarkable features. Victor Davis Hanson notes that California is the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world. California’s tech industry is responsible for at least half all internet traffic in the world. But the people of California are saddled with an increasingly socialist government. Fifty percent of Californians pay no state income …

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Apr 26

Pro- Government Extremist Faculty at Montana State University Vote to Deny Research Center named after Government-Critical Koch Brothers

America’s government-supported colleges and universities are temples of government worship and central planning. Almost any American who walks onto a college campus becomes immediately less free. MSU has speech codes and speech “zones.” The faculty at MSU spew a steady stream of pro-government extremist research and sentiment. Their “research” on such matters as campaign-finance policy, …

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Apr 25

Government’s War on Science: CDC Concealed Results of Study that Supported Private Firearms

Back during the 1990s, the government “Center for Disease Control” (CDC) was caught spending vast funds to fund gun control “studies.” The agency produced a variety of studies blaring such headlines as “Guns in the home are 43 times more likely to kill a family member than an intruder.” See here. The government’s studies were …

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Apr 24

Davidson College disinvites renowned anti-government history professor Burton Folsom for being ‘not academic enough’

Buton Folsom is one of America’s premier historians of ingenuity, economics and industry. His books and peer-reviewed articles are read widely. But Folsom takes a decidedly different perspective from most other humanities and social-science professors. His works often criticize regulation and government control. Recently a student group at government-supporting Davidson College (in North Carolina) arranged …

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Apr 19

More U.S. postal workers arrested for keeping mail

Every inspection of U.S. Postal facilities has found stamped mail illegally destroyed, thrown in trashcans or hidden in workers’ vehicles or personal spaces. The U.S. Postal Service charges more than twice what a private sector business would charge for the same services, but maintains its monopoly on letter delivery by acts of Congress. The government …

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