Monthly Archives: January 2016

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

It’s been another week; here we go again: Norway’s largest bank has demanded elimination of cash. (Financial transactions under government control and taxation.) The Bank of Japan joined European financial thinking by imposing negative interest rates.  Will the U.S. follow? … Continue reading

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Labor-Saving Devices … When It’s YOUR Labor

Robots will replace millions of workers in the next few years. Not only factory labor but burger flippers, sales clerks, librarians and even computer programmers. Because machines are cheaper and more reliable. We have seen manufacturing leave the United States … Continue reading

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Government Improves A Free Market, Right?

Europe is adapting to negative interest rates, per Bloomberg. (Instead of collecting interest from banks, you pay them to hold your money … Government is SO much better than a free market!) Under a free market, banks must rent your … Continue reading

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Taking Sides In The Battle Of God Versus Government

The current fuss over “In God We Trust” on coinage and “under God” in the pledge of allegiance is interesting for what it hides as much as for what it fusses over. Honesty is not much involved. The classical Liberals … Continue reading

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The Snake Oil of 2016 Elections

A girls’ basketball team was expelled from its league because it won too many games. Clearly, the basis of athletic competition – indeed, of competition itself – has been stood upon its head; the nuts are running the asylum. We … Continue reading

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For Our Politicians To Be Right, The Founders Had To Be Wrong

Politicians tempt with isms. Socialism, Communism, Nazism, welfareism. Republicanism. Political Science professors teach all the isms. (They are paid for it.) But reality is different, and much simpler. Also much ignored and if it can’t be ignored, denied. Reality is … Continue reading

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Government, Figure Skating and the Internet (Any Bets?)

In the United States, the sport of figure skating is governed by elected politicians much like the Federal government, except that they are unpaid volunteers. Well, they receive trips to the world’s resorts at no cost to themselves, but no … Continue reading

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