Must Reads For The Week 5/12/18

California Regulators Want To Add $10,000 To The Price Of A New Home With a Solar Panel Mandate, at Just another example of central planners in government forcing their idea of morality on everybody.

New York Times Editorial Board Thinks Uber Is Too Popular, Demands Price Floors, at Leftists in the media don’t understand that Uber and other ride sharing apps are successful because NY city government limits the number of taxis available to the people of NY. This means the price has to rise to ration the scarce resource.  Read more about Uber vs Taxis in my post titled: “CAR WARS’ Return Of The Jitneys.

Confronted By Reality, A Leftist Changes His Mind On Gun Rights, at Reality has a way of clearing up foggy thinking.

“10% Of Berkeley Students Are Homeless, at Here is an example of the media using statistics to manipulated the “news”. Can anyone say ‘fake news?

When Money Dies: In Venezuela, A Haircut Costs 5 Bananas And 2 Eggs, at zerohedge. When a country regresses to a barter system, its standard of living decreases. Barter is a less efficient way of making exchanges.

Global Warming? The  Latest News Tells A Different Story, by Jack Hellner, at Excerpt from the article: “Weather stories that don’t conform to the official global warming narrative don’t receive a lot of media attention.”

Customs Agents Steal Money A Nurse Saved To Build A Medical Clinic In Nigeria, at Never trust anyone who has sanctioned government power. This is a case of government abuse of power.

An “Audible Gasp” Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its “Solution: To The Pension Problem, at And who pays for the generosity of a benevolent government official? Tax payers.

Real Socialism” Has Indeed Been Tried – And It’s Been A Disaster, by Ryan McMaken, at Excerpt from the article” From the point of view of the socialist purist, if only a new Lenin or a new Mao were to come along and try harder, well, than socialism might finally succeed. After all, as the satirical publication the Onion recently suggested, “Stalin Was Just One Great Purge Away From Creating communist Utopia.”

No More Top-Down Revolutions, by Gary North, at Excerpt from the article: “The World Wide Web is conducive to individual change, and perhaps local community change, but there are so many competing voices with so many competing programs that it will prove almost impossible for any centralized movement to take over anything larger than a county. I don’t see how the religion of revolution can ever produce the equivalent of the Communist revolutions of the 20th century. Communications are just too decentralized.”

John Kerry Tries To Salvage Iran Deal Behind Trump’s Back; Secretly Meets With Top Iran Official, at This is the “deep state” not wanting an outsider to over turn their decrees.

WSJ: The FBI Hid A Mole In The Trump Campaign, at This is an example of the “deep state” not wanting an outsider to be a part of their club.


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