Posted tagged ‘Detroit Bankruptcy’

Must Reads For The Week 8/10/13

August 10, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

D.C. Insider On The Terrorists Alerts, at economicpolicyjourlan.com. People are beginning to have less and less trust in what Government says. This is a good thing for the future of individual liberty.

George Carlin on Arrogance of Mankind, at Kids Prefer Cheese, mungowitzend.blogspot.com. I’ve always loved this routine. I have a question. If we evolved like every other creature, isn’t whatever each of us does, no matter how bad it is judged to be by “environmentalist”, a natural part of the evolutionary process of the planet, and therefore should not be stopped, but accepted as natural?

Declare Detroit A Free City, by Patrick Barron, at mises.org. Lets try free market principles for a change and see what would happen in Detroit.

Obama’s False History Of Public Investment, by Schweikart and Folsom, at wsj.com. Infrastructure spending by Government isn’t the economic boom it’s cracked up to be. Infrastructure used to be built with private money.

Picturing The Plunge In Gun Crimes (As Gun Sales Surge), at zerohedge.com. Not much else needs to be said.

Education Spending Soars, Test Scores Stagnate, by Deroy Murdock, at nationalreview.com. The typical response by the left would be, “just think how much lower test scores would be if we hadn’t spent all that money”.

John Stossel – Currency Devaluation & Bitcoin, video, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. Governments have destroyed economies by debasing their currencies . Bitcoin is a free market currency that can’t be debased by Government.

Must Reads For The Week 7/27/13

July 27, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do In 1975 That You Can’t Do Now, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You can probably think of ten more right off the top of your head.

Disruptions: Ride-Sharing Upstarts Challenge Industry, by Nick Bilton, at nytimes.com. I found this article through aei-ideas.org. Creative destruction of the market in spite of government trying to prop up the status quo. This is the spirit of our founders.

The Decline Of The Civil -Rights Establishment, by Shelby Steele, at online.wsj.com. Shelby Steele analyzes todays civil rights establishment as compared to the original leaders of the movement.

The Nightmare Ahead: 19 Cities Have More Public Workers Per Resident Than Detroit, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You’re traveling  down the road to serfdom when you consistently consume more than you produce.

Your Place In The Data Base, by Brae Jaeger, at americanthinker.com. The ability of benevolent Government to collect your data is staggering. Oh by the way, your fourth and fifth amendment rights are being flushed down the toilet.

Feds Seize Gold Coins Worth $80 Million From Pennsylvania Family, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Lets flip for it, heads I win tails you lose.

Police Are Ordered To Return $1 Mill. in $1 Dollar Bills Confiscated From Stripper, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government tramples on fourth amendment right against illegal searches and seizures.

U.S. Oil Output Increased By 2M Barrels Per Day In Just Two Years, Reversing 20 Year Decline, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. The Government will try to shut this down through environmental regulation (EPA).

Texas Eagle Ford Shale Sets New Oil Output Record In May, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Who needs the Key Stone Pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Texas refineries? The market finds a way to supply oil even when Government tries to restrict supply.

Welcome To Jiangsu, China’s Flashing Red Canary-In-The-Coal Mine, at zerohedge.com. Central bank induced credit expansion creates bubble activities, which in turn produce a misallocation of capital and resources, which will eventually be liquidated sooner, when the credit expansion stops, or later, when there is a collapse. We are doing the same thing in the stock, bond, and housing sectors.

Must Reads For The Week 7/20/13

July 20, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Feds Shake Down Farmer For Free Raisons, by Tony Lee, at brietbart.com. This is Government Tyranny.

Effort To Create New State Called “Northern Colorado” Grows, at cbslocal.com. This is good for liberty.

NSA Help Wanted Commercial, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Sign me up!

In The People’s Republic of San Francisco, Dog Walkers Must Now Be Licensed, at economicpolicyjournal.com. They’re just looking out for the safety of the dogs.

USA vs. NSA animation. Trampling on our rights.

BREAKING: City Of Detroit Files For Chapter 9 Bankruptcy, at economicplicyjournal.com. If they could  print money (like the Federal Government can), they could put off the day of reckoning. Detroit was forced to face reality, the Federal Government will eventually face this day. Any bets on whether we the tax payers will be forced to bailout Detroit?

Charles Barkley Talks About Zimmerman Verdict, in this interview at cnbc.com. You could have a serious discussion about race with Charles Barkley. Unlike our politicians and bureaucrats he won’t sugar coat what he is thinking, because he isn’t trying to pander to a particular person of group.

Creative Destruction In The Personal Computing Market Have Destroyed The Windows “Monopoly”, at aei-ideas.org. Excerpt from the article, “…what has really destroyed Microsoft’s choke hold on the global personal computing market over the past 15 years hasn’t been a legal threat but a market shift.”

The Left In NC Discovers Anew An Ancient Truth, by Mungowitz, at mungowitzend.blogspot.com. The progressive may have discovered that regulation can make it more difficult and expensive to pursue the regulated activity. I guess regulation is only cool when they do it.