Emblematic of The Sickness of The Country

Doug Ross continues to be sickened (as should we all) by the Benghazi cover-up. Here is a collection of 15 tweets he produced that convey the feelings of others: 15 Stunning Tweets From Today’s #Benghazi Whistleblower Testimony I am speechless not only at the depravity of this administration but also its enablers in both the Democrat Party and theJulius Streicher [...]

Imagine This Happening Where You Live

If you think this photo is sensationalism, look at the other 47 photos of the martial law that was imposed on Boston and surrounding suburbs. Imagine this scenes in your neighborhood or home. Welcome to 1984 and beyond.

Benghazi: A Problem For Both The Bloods and Crips

Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class. Albert J. Nock Mr. Nock wrote these words in the 1920s or 1930s. When he wrote them, history supported his contention. Nothing has changed since, except ethics, integrity [...]

Corruption Run Amuck

To understand why markets are so dangerous, it is only necessary to listen to this interview with economist Jeffrey Sachs. Regarding the rampant disregard of honor, truth and legality in markets, he says: I regard the [Wall Street] moral environment as pathological … We have a corrupt politics to the core, I’m afraid to say… both parties are up to [...]

Guns and Gun Control

Some things are too difficult for our President to understand: Interesting comparison. A Tale of Two Cities Chicago, IL Houston, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 38.9% 24% % Hispanic 29.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % Non-Hispanic White 38.7% 26% Pretty similar until you compare the following: Chicago, IL Houston, TX Concealed Carry gun law no yes [...]

When Suckers Finally Realize

The fleecing of the American public continues. The theft takes different forms, but it all serves one purpose — to transfer wealth from the average Joe to the crony corporatists and their political lackeys. Here are but a few examples of how this has been accomplished: Bailouts for the wealthy and well-connected are paid for by the unconnected middle class. [...]

Government Is Destroying Society

Civilization is fragile. It can be destroyed from within by merely forgetting what seemingly unimportant but necessary condtions. Like economics, society cannot be managed from the top down. It is dependent upon relationships among individuals and these are dependent upon rules or incentives. I usually emphasize property rights and the Rule of Law as foundations for a civilized society. Naturally, [...]

The Country Is Over

Data are hard to deal with when your vision is on the wrong side of it. Those wanting to claim there is a recovery underway are having just this problem. These people either have no understanding of economics or they believe falsely that they can inflate “animal spirits” with their hyped reports and that will initiate a recovery. There will [...]

Slavery, Civil War and The State

Perhaps – I want the old days back again and they’ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears.   There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South… Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow… Here was the last ever to [...]

The Death of Civilization

As the long, slow death of economies and countries plays out there will be many twists and turns. Cyprus was a shock to those who didn’t believe that the sanctity of private property and the rule of law could so easily and brutally be cast aside. It should not have been. History is replete with similar examples. When history is [...]

The Daily Bell Looks At Cyprus

Perhaps readers of this website are tired of Cyprus and they probably should be as this post is about the fifth one on the subject. This one is not mine but comes from The Daily Bell. My focus results not from Cyprus’ direct impact on the financial and economic systems of the world. Rather it is from the indirect importance [...]