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Must Reads For The Week 8/31/13

August 31, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

As Long As You Don’t Eat, Price Inflation Is Under Control, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Have you noticed that certain items, like raisins and tuna, have less in the box or can, for the same or higher price, than six months ago. Is this a way to hide inflation?

Airbnb And Its Enemies: Who’s Afraid Of A $10 a Night Sofa, by Jim Epstein, at reason.com. The free market finds a less costly way to provide a service, but the incumbents in the hotel industry try to get Government to stop this voluntary activity. When businesses lobby Government for protection from competition, it proves Government has exceeded its explicit constitutional powers.

Texas Oil Output Has Almost Doubled In The Last Two Years, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. The decisions of individuals, which is the market, is an unstoppable force. These economic forces are creating an oil boom. These same forces are working to correct Obamacare, which is why the President has stopped the implementation of some of the provisions.

The Huffington Post On Ludwig von Mises, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The fact that the Huffington post wrote an article about the great Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises, gives us hope. This wouldn’t have happened just five years ago.

Is The Secular Bear About To Growl? at zerohedge.com. These are interesting charts about historical stock market run ups and declines. History isn’t a predictor of the future, it can only show past trends that may be similar to today. These trends are subject to change as the variables may not act as they did in the past.

Bitcoin Group To Meet With 7 Government Agencies, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The Government doesn’t like the free market, especially in money creation. Governments know if they lose their monopoly on money creation, their power will erode substantially because they won’t be able to fund their expansion.

NSA’s Surveillance  Programs Are The “Most Serious Attack On Free Speech We Have Ever Seen”, by Josh Levy, at informationclearinghouse.info. Government action creates incentives and constraints that individuals consider when they act. People will begin to censor themselves when they feel their speech is being monitored.

When It Comes To Obamacare, Ignorance Is Bliss For Young Americans, by Scott W. Atlas, at forbes.com. The administration is propagandizing young people into signing up for the health care exchanges, for one reason only. They want young people to pay more in insurance than they receive in benefits, essentially funding the Obamacare boondoggle. You got what you voted for.

A Truly Great Phony, by Thomas Sowell, at jewishworldreview.com. An article by Thomas Sowell, enough said.

Re-education At George Mason, by Walter E. Williams, at jewishworldreview.com. An article by Walter Williams, enough said.

Must Reads For The Week 8/3/13

August 2, 2013
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.

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 7/6/13

July 6, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Presenting Inflation…, at zerohedge.com. The Feds counterfeit money is leaking out of the financial sector and into the rest of the economy.

The Benghazi Diary, A Hero Ambassador’s Final Thoughts, by Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, at sofrep.com. Steven’s diary sheds light on a cover up.

Don’t Mess With A Man’s Family: Armed Texas Dad Takes On Three Armed Intruders, by Jason Howerton, at theblaze.com. Mr. Ortiz saved the tax payers money that would have been used on the trial, and incarceration of the perps. I think he should get a tax credit for a percentage of what was saved. Lets incentivize this behaviour, so it can disincentivize the perps behaviour.

Rep Tammy Duckworth Eviscerates Man Using H.S. Football Injury For Government Contracts, at egbertowillies.com. Iraq war veteran and double amputee Rep. Tammy Duckworth,crushes this federal contractor for using a H.S. football injury to get a service disabled status in order to get federal contracts. This guy can’t turn his man card, he never had one!

Egypt What A Shame, by Chris Rossini, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Individual liberty can’t exist in the same place that Government power exists. The people of Egypt are trying to gain freedom through the very entity that is keeping them from being free. Dismantling Government power is what makes the individual more free.

Up In My Grill: 4th Of July Rap, by Remy & MeredIth Bragg, at reason.com. You probably broke some Government regulation at your 4th of July celebration.

Rahmaland Fireworks: 34 people shot on July 4th, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws. I know I know; ” just think what the numbers would be if they didn’t have strict gun control laws!”

A Yiddish Lesson From Paul Krugman, at economicpolicyjournal.com. “Man plans and God laughs”.

Obamacare Strikes: Part-Time Jobs Surge, Full Time Jobs Plunge, at zerohedge.com. When Government creates incentives to hire part-time employees, part-time employment will rise. You don’t need a crystal ball to see this.

The Dirty Little Secret About Holiday Traffic Ticketing, by Gary Biller, at washingtimes.com. Interesting article showing evidence that speed limit laws have nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with funding.