Tag Archives: poverty

Marx or Hayek?

2016-01-24 Guatemala

We went to visit our rich friends. Another typical libertarian ground-hog-day experience. You must know the kind. You are asked to offer a libertarian solution to a particular socialist concern. You give an answer, they listen to it nodding their heads then the next time you meet them, they ask the same question and offer the same arguments with the same objections as if the previous conversation had never taken place. Continue reading →

Declaring war on stupid

2015-08-29 Mark Twain

Reading with my coffee in the morning, within twenty minutes, I was confronted with a week’s worth of stupidity. I couldn’t help noticing a system in their nature.
Before I share them with you, let me give you my definition of what ‘stupid’ is – or to be more precise, what ‘stupid’ means to me.

Stupid

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A perfect storm

2014-03-18 perfect storm

When minimum wage meets maximum stupidity

You may know the name of Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren. What you may not know is that she is also the original author of the “You didn’t build that” argument that Obama made famous. The argument is revolting, but I think Senator Warren surpassed that performance in this Senate hearing about the minimum wage. It’s only five minutes, watch it, but here is the essence in a few sentences:

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