Regulation

Dropping Traffic Rules and Signs Would Make Us Safer

Source: Foundation for Economic Education November 26, 2017 by  Jeffrey A. Tucker We need more intelligence and less attempted engineering of preferred outcomes. This morning, I was sitting at a stop light and heard a terrifying screeching. A black sedan headed my direction from the oncoming lane was careening across …

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Technocracy

Data is the New Oil

Source: The Corbett Report November 25, 2017 James Corbett In this follow up to Why Big Oil Conquered the World, James further explores the concept of technocracy. If “Data is the New Oil” then what does that tell us about the 21st century oligarchy and the world that they are …

Interventionism

Pictorial: American Animosity Ambling Amuck

Source: The Burning Platform November 20, 2017 Stucky This Russia Collusion thing has been going on for one year now. I’m not interested in debating whether or not Trump colluded. I am interested in examining the massive hypocrisy emanating from our government, and on display daily in living color from …

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Government

5 Unbelievably Stupid Ideas Governments Actually Tried

Source: The Corbett Report August 22, 2015 James Corbett Ask anyone who’s ever worked in the public sector: With a never-ending stream of taxpayer money and no competition in sight, governments are a breeding ground for stupid ideas. In fact, coming up with a list of all the idiocy that …

Collectivism

Socialist Academics Contributed to the Rise of the Third Reich

Source: Foundation for Economic Education November 20, 2017 by Britanny Hunter Nazism did not simply appear out of thin air and infect the minds of docile German people. Throughout the last three chapters of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, I have found myself questioning whether I am still reading …

Collectivism

The Friendly Faces of Fascism

Source: The Burning Platform November 19, 2017 Robert Gore Like flies drawn to steaming manure, tycoons are drawn to politics and government, all in the interests of a better world, of course. There are two modes of human interaction: voluntary and involuntary. The symbol of the former is the market; …

Government

Warning: One of These Monopolies is Going to Control You

Source: The Daily Bell November 16, 2017 By Joe Jarvis Why are governments so interested in breaking up monopolies? To protect the biggest monopoly of all, the government. The American people are skilled mental gymnasts. They can totally agree that monopolies in the private sector are bad. But monopolies on …

Kakistocracy

Why the Worst Humans Are Able to Rise to Power

Source: Foundation for Economic Education November 13, 2017 by  Brittany Hunter In chapter ten of The Road to Serfdom, “Why the Worst Get on Top,” Hayek continues to warn about the dangers of planned economies, but with a slightly different approach from earlier chapters. Stepping into new territory, here we …

Abuse of Power

Whitefish Scandal Shows Government Takes Advantage When Needed Most

Source: The Daily Bell November 1, 2017 By The Daily Bell Staff Just when people need the government most, is when you will find politicians at their sleaziest. Over a month after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, about three-quarters of the Island is still without power. But rather than respond …

Tyranny

Madrid’s Fascist Boot Stomps on Catalonia

Source: Global Intelligence October 30, 2017 by Stephen Lendman Fascist police states give no quarter, using force and other underhanded tactics to assert their will – the way Washington, Spain and other Western governments operate. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy revealed his regime’s ugly face by appalling referendum day police state …