Must Reads For The Week 6/20/15

The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Why Freddy’s BBQ From “House Of Cards” Couldn’t Really Exist, by Johnny Fugitt, at the Government is messing with my BBQ! Now they’ve gone too far. Government has to regulate everything, remember the lemonade stand article from last weeks must reads. I can see it now, a BBQ speakeasy.

If You Eat This Sweet Every Day, You May Lower Your Risk For Heart Disease, by Kimberly Morin, at Eating chocolate regularly is actually good for your heart! I eat enough chocolate to counter act all the BBQ I eat. Life’s full of trade offs isn’t it.

Tesla Leases Former Solyndra Building In Fremont, by David Baker, at Crony capitalist Tesla has leased bankrupt crony capitalist Solyndra’s former building. Some of our tax dollars are paying for the lease on a building built by our tax payer dollars. Not a very productive use of scarce resources.

Fans Can Bring Their Weed To The U.S. Open, Outside Water Bottles Still Banned, by Dan Regester, at A few questions. 1) Are they allowed to smoke the weed they bring in? 2) Are people allowed to smoke tobacco products at the open? 3) If weed was sold at the U.S. Open, would people be allowed to bring their weed into the event? 4) Does it seem like everything is upside down?

Those Were The Days, My Friend, at Look at the first chart from this article. It shows GDP growth in the 23 quarters after the bottoms of the 8 recessions dating back to 1961. This “recovery” is the worst, and the tech bubble of 2001 is the second worst. These were both bubbles caused by cheap credit and electronically printed counterfeit money. The Fed can’t even print a good GDP number.

Media Matters Misdirects On FBI Report On Mass Shootings, by John Lott, at Typical journalism malpractice.

Economics At Its Best – The Story Of The Iowa Car Crop, by Mark J. Perry, at Great story on how free trade works. If you tax or ban imports, you are taxing our own industries. If you protect a specific industry, you are damaging other industries.

Micro-Totalitarianism, by Thomas Sowell, at Thomas Sowell is always a must read. Here is an excerpt from the article. “The Left is not necessarily aiming at totalitarianism. But their Know-it-all mindset leads repeatedly and pervasively in that direction, even if by small steps, each of which might be called “Micro-totalitarianism“.”

Culture and Social Pathology, by Walter E. Williams, at Walter Williams is also a must read. Here is an excerpt from the article. “If it were only the economic decline threatening our future, there might be hope. It’s the moral decline that spells our doom.


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