Must Reads For The Week 8/3/13

The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Giving Up Liberty for Security, at reason.com.  This article by Andrew Napolitano is one of the best about trading liberty for security.

The American Surveillance State Is Here:  How You Are Being Tracked, at economicpolicyjournal.com.  A sobering synopsis on some of the ways American citizens are being tracked.  Partnerships between government and business are always bad.

Think Your Password is Secure From the NSA?  Try This, at economicpolicyjournal.com.  I know my passwords aren’t great, but my memory is really bad.  This article includes links to help test your passwords.  (Hint: “password” is not a good password.)

What Is Overcriminalization? at libertypen.com.  This video explains the effects of the Federal government criminalizing so many activities.  Does anyone remember the old saying “Don’t make a Federal case out of this”?

The Government “Revises” 84 Years of Economic History This Week, at zerohedge.com.  The government is reshaping the intellectual battlefield by changing the definitions.  If you don’t like a particular problem, define it out of existence.

Milton Friedman:  Reflections on a Free Society, at libertypen.com.  This video by Milton Friedman is a great review of the uniqueness of the American ideals of liberty and free markets.  (I know, having two videos in “must reads for the week” is a bit of a contradiction.)

Milton Friedman on the Energy Crisis (and ObamaCare to Come), at masterresource.org.  A look at what is ahead for ObamaCare by looking at government intervention during the 70s energy crisis.  We must remember, past is prologue.

35 Facts To Scare A Baby Boomer, at zerohedge.com.  This article is, “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation”!  There are some really big and nasty chickens about to come home to roost.

The Entire Developed World Is On A Slippery Slope, at zerohedge.com.  This article is comprehensive (meaning long) and comments on just about everything regarding the state of our economy.  This is well worth the read.

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