Showing posts with label monopoly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monopoly. Show all posts
March 24, 2016

The two parties are awful on almost everything important

fromReason: Be very afraid when Chuck Schumer reaches across the aisle to shower praise on President Trump.
The Government is Not Us

PornHub takes up the slack after YouTube bans gun modification videos

fromBBC: The free market comes to the rescue of the censored once again. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      Regulation Nation    2nd Amendment Assaults

Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

fromFoxNews: CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: The Andrew McCabe Firing - Corruption@FBI 9

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz joins Tucker Carlson to discuss whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firing was justified.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Congress gives itself a bonus in Omnibus

fromTheFreeBeacon: Senate increases budget by $48 million, salaries by $12 million. Following the Venezuela model, public service" gets even more lucrative as debt skyrockets.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

State and local income, sales and property taxes all hit records in 2017

fromTheGoldTelegraph: The greedy hand of government is as relentless as time. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

November 27, 2017


Warning: one of these monopolies is going to control you

from TheDailyBell: It is time to break up the only true monopoly in the United States, the federal government.
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Social Security Lies and Deception

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Milton explains how Social Security, which was sold to the American people as an insurance scheme, is in reality a bad tax and a bad welfare distribution system.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

On Roy Moore: When did 'proof' become immaterial?

from WND: Most definitely a man in his 30s who tries to make out with a 14-year-old girl deserves 30 days in the electric chair. But have you ever forced yourself to face up to the other side of things? A Barry Farber column.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Freedom for Television and Radio

from Mises: There is one important area of American life where no effective freedom of speech or the press does or can exist under the present system. That is the entire field of radio and television.
Regulation Nation

Bay Area takes police-state approach to tobacco

from Spectator: San Francisco, Oakland, and other cities have banned vaping and flavored tobacco, thus exposing their progressive hypocrisy.
Regulation Nation

Facebook removed this small town business’s ads for American flags because it sell guns

from TheDailyCaller: Facebook unmasked. The Sportsman’s Shop says it can no longer advertise products like American flags on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns, and includes links that lead to the same.
Indoctrination and Censorship

October 28, 2017


The war on standards: illiterate teachers edition

from PowerlineBlog: The New York Board of Regents eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in the state pass a literacy test to become certified. Why? Hispanic and black candidates had a harder time passing it than whites.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Feds crack down on new national security threat: unlicensed massages

from Reason: American police are currently obsessed with enforcing exactly which body parts can be massaged and by whom.
Regulation Nation

The myth of natural monopoly

from Mises: The very term "public utility" is an absurd one. Every good is useful to the public, and almost every good may be considered necessary. Any designation of public utility is completely arbitrary and unjustified. — Murray Rothbard
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

🎬  Ayn Rand - How to Rule Mankind

from LibertyPen: The guiding philosophy of the left revealed in one four minute video (excerpt from the Fountainhead).
The Government is Not Us

Chuck Grassley calls for special counsel in Uranium One scandal

from Breitbart: Given that Mueller was the head of the FBI a the time, he really shouldn't be heading an investigation that involves looking into the FBI's actions.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Arrested, cuffed, raped, and Brooklyn DA sees a consent question?

from NY Times: The relationship between security and liberty is often described as a balancing act. This act can’t take place if we’re not informed about the technology used to safeguard our security.
Police State America

50-Year Disaster Of Government Trains, Buses & Streetcars

by Daniel Bier.  Today, Less than 2% of trips use transit. Ronald Reagan once quipped that "government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." There, in a nutshell, you have a short history of mass transit in America. CEI's Marc Scribner explains,  ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: This Is Where The State Leads

Who does the system serve, you ask? Government is more than a territorial monopoly on aggressive force. It's also the heir to a centuries-old manufactured mystique, reinforced through its schools and other institutions, regarding its sanctity and sacrosanctity. The mystique is generated by and tends to manifest itself in the dogma that   ... MORE

Flawed Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative Defeated

by Ilya Somin.   An anti-marijuana or anti-monopoly vote? Ohio Issue 3 – the seriously flawed marijuana legalization referendum initiative that I nonetheless defended because of its superiority to the status quo, has gone down to defeat. While not all of the votes have yet been counted, it is likely that it will lose by a large margin (currently 65-35,       ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: End State Monopolies On Liquor Sales

It's time to get the state out of the booze business.    Virginia made a big mistake four years ago when it failed to end the state’s monopoly on liquor sales, and its residents are going to pay the price for that — again. So far in 2014 Virginia has hauled in 6 percent more revenue than it had by this point last year. But lawmakers had planned     ... MORE

ObamaCare: Latest Example Of Failed Central Planning

by A. Barton Hinkle.         When Planned Parenthood wanted to add operating rooms in Virginia Beach two years ago, anti-abortion groups tried to stifle the effort by urging the state to deny a required Certificate of Public Need. When a Richmond-area oncology center wanted to move a linear accelerator from one location to another four years     ... MORE

Who Should Make Medical Choices For You?

by Lawrence W. Reed.       Almost a decade ago, I went to Canada to obtain a customized medical procedure on both of my eyes—a procedure not yet approved by federal authorities in the United States. It involved a new “wavefront” LASIK technology designed for patients with a combination of astigmatism and very thin corneas. For more     ... MORE

John Stossel: A Post-Post Office World

A system of cumbersome inefficiency.  Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office. They buy commercials and tout their services the way private businesses do. They offer a service that customers want. But a real business can't get away with losing   ... MORE

Washington Times: Beverage Socialism Sours The Market

Big Milk + big government = raw deal for consumers. When it comes to milk, government isn’t interested in your health. The red tape imposed on this breakfast favorite isn’t just there to ensure dairy products aren’t spoiled. Rather, the rules intentionally limit competition and keep prices high. In this crony capitalist venture, consumers are the  ... MORE