Must Reads For The Week 5/10/14
Parent Speaks Out At School Board Meeting, Gets Arrested For Disorderly Conduct For Violating The Two Minute Rule, by Oliver Darcy, at theblaze.com. If the school board thinks this is disorderly conduct, then many students should be arrested for how they act in school everyday. People with power will wield it when they don’t want their authority questioned. Citizens are starting to draw lines on what they will tolerate from arrogant people with power. People with power are changing form servants of the people, to masters over the people. It’s easy to act this way when you have police in uniform with guns as the muscle behind your decrees. This escalation won’t end well.
Milwaukee Sheriff Hits Car Injures Driver, Then Charges Her For DUI, at loiter.com. Our founders warned us not to trust people in power. This is an attempt to blame the victim and cover up the truth by those who serve and protect. If the sheriffs office is willing to cover up this incident to save one officer; How much farther are political hacks and bureaucrats willing to go to cover up Benghazi, and IRS abuses to shield the President from blame.
Wind Power Costs Send Germans Back To The Stone Age, at stopthesethings.com. Germany went all in on wind power. Just as predicted the costs of energy has gone up 80%. Germans who are unable to pay the higher price, have been disconnected from the grid. Their only alternative is to use wood to heat their homes and cook their meals. Were going down this same road. Tell me again how green energy is going to lead us into the future.
The Ethanol Disaster, by Peter Suderman, at reason.com. Here is an excerpt from the article. “America’s ethanol requirement destroys the environment, damages car engines, increases gas prices, and contributes to the starvation of the global poor. It’s an unmitigated disaster on nearly every level.” I could never understand how turning food into a fuel that is not only more expensive to produce than gasoline, but gets less MPG than gasoline, was a good idea. I saw this at libertypenblog.blogspot.com.
Americas Pot Farmers Are Putting Mexican Cartels Out Of Business, by David Downs, at eastbayexpress.com. In an unhampered market Americans can still out produce just about everybody.
Milton Friedman Video: No Possible Employer, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. This is from 1978 but it is like a broken record. Minimum wage laws hurt the very people the politicians say they are trying to help. When will we learn that the minimum wage law discussion is designed for one reason only and that is to garner votes for the politicians who support it.
Man’s Las Vegas Casino Winnings Confiscated By Police Without Any Criminal Charges, at policestate.usa.com. This is only supposed to happen in third world countries. I saw this at libertypenblog.blogspot.com.
Customer Service Actually Improves When There’s Competition Challenging The Taxi Cartels, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Taxi cartels would rather spend time lobbying Government to prohibit competition, than spending time trying to provide a better service than their upstart competitors.