BIG SIS IN CONTROL: Bill would give 'Homeland Security' emergency cyber powers...

State Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Corrupt Capitalism, Syndicaliam, Corporatism… Obamaism

Robin Hood and the Tea Party Haters

Robert Reich: Another Useful Idiot That Wants to Sieze BP

“There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.”

Too sexy for Citibank

Housing market sinks after tax credit ends

God Gets by on 10%, Why can't Hillary?

Government policies as a rule simply are not what they pretend to be. Little surprise then if the foreign-aid program does not help many foreigners, government schools do not educate students very well, government welfare does not elevate the lumpenproletariat, and so on. The ostensible objectives are mere political costumes, thinly cloaking the actual operations of the programs. -- Robert Higgs (1944-) American Economist, Historian and Author

SWAT Raids Gone Wrong -- Paramilitary Policing Is Out of Control

Don’t Try This at Home, Kids

Calls Increase for Government to Regulate Internet Journalists and Bloggers

The Five Best Hideouts -- With No Extradition!

Rationer-in-Chief

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Shhh - Don’t Wake the Dem Dumbasses

Little Miss Attila Investigated?

Military Keynesianism was always an intellectually bankrupt theory. As I have shown above, it was not proven by the events of the war years; all that those events proved was that a command economy can, at least for a while, keep everyone busy building munitions and using them to demolish the nation’s enemies. But the munitions production was far from free. It entailed huge opportunity costs, even though part of it could be accomplished simply by employing workers and capital that had been idle before the war. During the Cold War, however, the nation had very few unemployed resources to call into defense production, and using lots of resources for this purpose meant that the civilian goods that those resources might otherwise have produced had to be sacrificed. Keynesian economics rests on the presumption that government spending, whether for munitions or other goods, creates an addition to the economy’s aggregate demand, which brings into employment labor and other resources that otherwise would remain idle. The economy gets not only the additional production occasioned by the use of those resources but still more output via a ‘multiplier effect.‘ Hence the Keynesian claim that even government spending to hire people to dig holes in the ground and fill them up again has beneficial effects; even though the diggers create nothing of value, the multiplier effect is set in motion as they spend their newly acquired income for consumption goods newly produced by others. -- Robert Higgs (1944-) American Economist, Historian and Author

Video: Working Lego Mindstorm Printer

Gulf Oil Spill Tells Obama: “Plug Your Own Damn Hole”

Tipper Gore: COUGAR!

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Help needed! Oil spill damage to Louisiana wildlife ...

“I Think It’s A Joke, Sir, Like ‘Sillius Soddus’ or ‘Biggus Dickus’, Sir.”

Government, slavery, Jim Crow, The New York Times

Salt and the taste of food

The People versus the Interests, the general welfare versus factional privileges--out of that conflict comes much of the sound and fury of American politics, or of any politics organized as representative democracy. The problem arises because what is in the interest of some people may not be in, or may even be adverse to, the interest of others; yet in many cases, government can establish only a single condition, which all parties must live with, for better or worse. -- Robert Higgs (1944-) American Economist, Historian and Author

'Sack tapping' a silly game with serious consequences

Budgetary Immortality

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Health care reform laws prompt surge in 'concierge medicine'

The Berwick Battle Begins

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Emergency Rule 5 Thursday

National emergencies create conditions in which governmental officials and private-interest groups have more to gain by striking political bargains with one another. Government gains the resources, expertise, and cooperation of the private parties, which are usually essential for the success of governmental crisis policies. Private-interest groups gain the application of governmental authority to enforce compliance with their cartel rules, which is essential to preclude the free riding that normally jeopardizes the success of every arrangement for the provision of collective goods. Crisis promotes extended politicization of economic life, and extended politicization encourages additional political organization and bargaining. -- Robert Higgs (1944-) American Economist, Historian and Author

  • chuck cross

    Bob Higgs is one of the greats!

  • http://thecurrent9171787.blogspot.com/ John Carey

    Thanks for the link CL

  • http://mindnumbedrobot.com MNRobot

    Thanks for the link!

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