• 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 six lanes of traffic, with squealing brakes and tires, through the intersection, flying forward some 75 or so yards and finally landing against a pole with a mighty impact. Terror shot through everyone in the vicinity. What happened? The woman behind the wheel had been driving 45 mph and saw a green light ahead of her. Green means go. The…

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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 creating? And, once we understand the technocratic prison they are creating, how do we escape it? Don’t miss this important episode of The Corbett Report podcast. Related Posts:Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! – #PropagandaWatchHuman 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went MainstreamThe Technocratic Global Government of the Future Is HereTrump sets Sights on Libya’s Oil, Seamlessly…

  • 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 MSM  whores, prostitutes, traitors, teleprompter readers. Who among us Dirt People isn’t amazed that our politicians can feign their fake indignant shock that such a thing could happen …. for, surely, America would never do such a thing! The fact is that we  treat the world like a giant outhouse, a place where we shit upon any nation we choose,…

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    Government,  Incompetence

    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 governments have inflicted on the world would be an impossible task, so let’s just narrow it down to five really stupid government ideas. #5 – Voluntary taxation We all know that taxation is theft, and that’s why governments invest so much time, effort and taxpayer money researching the best way to get people to actually file their theft every year.…

  • Collectivism,  Socialism

    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 the same book. In chapters 1-11, Hayek went from being an economist to a philosopher, to a historian. But in chapter twelve, “The Socialist Roots of Nazism,” he takes on the role of biographer. Hayek highlights the very important connection between the socialist and Nazi intellectuals by profiling a handful of prominent German Marxist supporters whose philosophical beliefs would radicalize…

  • Collectivism,  Fascism

    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; the symbol of the latter is government. Historically, the pendulum has swung back and forth. Since the early 1900s the pendulum has swung towards government and the involuntary. Humanity’s future hinges on whether or not it will swing back. Ominously, many of the biggest beneficiaries of voluntary free choice are ideologically opposed to it. It may seem paradoxical that Mark…

  • 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 defense, law enforcement, courts, education, roads, and so on are perfectly fine, even necessary! This comes down to the myth of the process. People have been convinced that since companies are motivated by profit, they are untrustworthy. Governments are allegedly altruistic, working in the best interests of the people. In reality, the people in government take their profits in power.…

  • 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 see Hayek not only identifying economic problems but also discussing the very nature of power itself. Specifically, he addresses how totalitarians are able to rise to power and coerce entire populations into absolute despotism. What is so fascinating about Hayek’s warnings in this chapter is the fact that they were written at a time when the world was desperately trying…

  • 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 in the best interest of citizens, the government engaged in a crony deal with an inadequate energy company. Puerto Rico gave a $300 million contract to rebuild their power infrastructure to the company Whitefish Energy. The public later learned that the company only planned to send 300 employees to the island. With such a small crew, it would take years to…

  • 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 violence – failing to deter over a 90% majority of Catalans voting for independence, their fundamental right under international law. Madrid’s police state tactics continued by imposing its will on Catalonia, suspending its autonomy, calling snap December 21 elections, intending to install pro-Spanish puppet rule, removing the new republic’s president, vice president, ministers and other officials from office – illegally.…