I have previously opined in various contexts about the nature of the oligarchy, and its inherent reliance upon mass ignorance. People I come across still insist that I am wrong when I assert that the ruling class cares nothing whatever for us as individuals, that their fundamental goal is not our prosperity and certainly not […]
Posted by An Observer in Economics, Fiscal Issues, Monetary Policy, & Taxation on October 26, 2014
At a recent political rally, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphatically implored the audience not to “let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” She went further by saying “don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.” First and foremost, businesses […]
Citizen Pulls Cop Over, Gives Warning. – Gavin Seim If law enforcement officers will not police themselves, then they have no moral high ground to occupy when civilians police them instead. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, after all.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO) – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver While the attached presentation is certainly humorous, the underlying realities of legalized plunder are all too real and should be recognized as offensively unethical by even the most detached observer. While this is a comedy sketch, please watch the […]
“I’m Tired of Being Labeled” – OWN TV Much respect is due to Ms. Raven Simone Pearman of The Cosby Show fame for recognizing the value and virtue of individualism during a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. I can certainly empathize with her position on preferring to forego labels, particularly as it relates to cultural, […]
…do not stop at the southern border with Mexico it would seem.
The following is an excellent exploration of the harms of willing ignorance, particularly as concentrated in the forces of the state, sourced from the Ludwig von Mises Institute: People are generally aware of the positive power of compound interest when deferring consumption in favor of productive investments. But more important when it comes to public […]