Showing posts with label equality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label equality. Show all posts

October 1, 2018


Feds force suspect to unlock an Apple iPhone X with their face

fromTheFederalist: It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face. That's by any police agency anywhere in the world, not just in America.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Andrew Napolitano - Freedom is in Danger

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From “The Rise and Fall of American Freedom,” Judge Andrew Napolitano warns Americans about the deterioration of the Constitution and future of liberty.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Your "privilege" level: how much we can steal from you in the name of equality

fromMises: It’s hard to imagine a more effective way to increase division in society than by splitting everyone into different groups that are either good or bad, privileged or oppressed.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

TSA furious as LA bucks the Feds by allowing citizens to fly out of state with weed

fromFreeThoughtProject: The TSA will rat you out to the police if you are caught trying to fly with weed, but as long as you abide by state laws, the police will leave you alone.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

California versus the rest of the nation

fromEricPetersAuto: The control freaks of left coast seek to dictate the future of automobiles.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The Kavanaugh hearings are about reason versus emotion

fromTheFederalist: There is only one fundamental dividing line in the reaction to the televised hearings about accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, and it’s not solely a partisan one.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Economic Inequality Is Not Increasing. Propaganda Is

by Gary North.    It never ends. We are besieged by articles on today's increasing economic inequality. These articles have three things in common: 1. Each one has a favorite explanation/boogeyman. 2. Each one calls for political reforms to make things more equal. 3. Each one fails to mention Pareto's 20/80 law. Here is the main problem with these  ... MORE

These 10 Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Trip To Cuba

by Wally Nowinski.   First off, the food stinks. I recently got back from a 10-day trip to Cuba. And during those days I gained some insight into what thousands of Americans are going to find when they leave their luxury hotels and lavish supermarkets and spend significant amounts of money to travel to an island hobbled by embargo and food   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Demand For Villains

Racism is a convenient rationale.    The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That assumption carries great weight in far more     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Attacking the Truth: Part II

Merely applying the laws.       The case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving racial double standards in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin, has an Alice-in-Wonderland quality that has been all too common in other Supreme Court cases involving affirmative action in academia, going all the way back to 1978. Plain        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Attacking The Truth

They just can't take the inconvenient truth.  Among the many sad signs of our time are the current political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for years. The case before the High Court is whether the use of race as a basis for admitting students  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Charlatans And Sheep

A closer look at the dynamics of disparity.     One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some     ... MORE
Charlatans and Sheep: Part II                      Charlatans and Sheep Part III

Thomas Sowell: Opportunity Versus Outcomes

Inequity fetishes don't help the poor.  A hostile review of my new book — "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" — said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable." Ordinarily, reviewers who miss the whole point of a book they are reviewing can be ignored. But this particular confusion  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Legal And Academic Equality Nonsense

Disproportionality is not inequality.     A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn't let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Some Odds And Ends

Wise observations.   Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder are about as horrible as it gets.     ... MORE

Daniel J. Mitchell: Liberty, Morality, and Discrimination

Decent people should not obey immoral laws. When describing their view of government and public policy, libertarians and constitutional conservatives sometimes use a variation of this phrase: “Not everything that’s illegal is immoral, and not everything that’s immoral should be illegal.” To put this in tangible terms, consider the fact that    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Fairness And Justice

What you need to know about them.     Oxfam reports that the richest 1 percent of people in the world own 48 percent of the world's wealth. Many claim that we should be alarmed by income inequality because it hampers upward mobility. Others argue that because income is distributed so unevenly, justice and fairness require income     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Equality Racket

Tactics of the ethnic grievance industry. Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves. That, of course, is not the only meaning of   ... MORE

Comedian Destroys Illogical Beliefs of Modern Liberals

The oxymoron of liberal logic.    Conservative Comedian Michael Loftus of the show the Flipside is one very funny man. Watch as he lays bare the bankrupt logic of today’s political left. If you’ve ever had that “aha” moment when talking to a liberal, where you realize that what they are saying makes absolutely NO SENSE… this is for you.        ... MORE