Showing posts with label rent control. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rent control. Show all posts

Mar 1, 2019


The Left wants everything free, except free speech

fromAmericanThinker:  Free health care, free college tuition, free child care are the beacons for the liberal Left. Everything but the freedom to think for yourself.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: California's rendezvous with reality

fromTownhall:  For years, high-speed rail has drained the state budget of transportation funds that might have easily updated nightmarish stretches of the Central Valley's Highway 99.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

Scientists want Orwellian A.I. sentient smart assistants to snitch on owners and discuss contacting police

fromActivistPost:  Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. George Orwell does not hold the patent. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Military intervention in Venezuela would be a reckless, dangerous option

fromReason:  The push for intervention is no surprise, and it should be given no quarter.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Oregon passes nation's first statewide rent control law

fromReason:  The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

No permit required. Oklahoma Becomes 15th gun-carry state

fromFreeBeacon:  Residents of Oklahoma just got freer and safer. Protection is everywhere

Feb 21, 2019


The United States should legalize prostitution

fromCollegian:  Sex working is the most dangerous job in the country, even more so than logging or oil workers. Despite the general taboo associated with prostitution, legalizing it would benefit everyone more than expected.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Houston narc who lied to justify a deadly drug raid had been accused of perjury

fromReason:  There may be a consequence for the lying narco cop responsible for the deaths of two innocent people and the injuries to five other state agents.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump wants taxpayers reimbursed for billions thrown away on California's high speed rail scheme

fromCNBC:  Politicians lied about every aspect of the plan to rob federal taxpayers. The costs, feasibility and speed bear no resemblance to what had been promised.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

fromReuters:  The U.S. Supreme Court took up its biggest gun rights case in nearly a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

fromAP:  Now Oregon property owners are as helpless to dictate rents as they are to dictate taxes.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How people in 1968 used jury nullification to block unreasonable arrests

fromCATO:  There wasn’t much doubt that the men had been doing what the law prohibited. Yet Long Island juries found them not guilty. That’s a phenomenon often called jury nullification.

September 13, 2018


California government tries new tactic to impose gun control: ammunition control

fromNYTimes: Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California ...
2nd Amendment Assaults

The proposition that is on the ballot in November that could destroy California

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Politicians seek to make the rent control measures that have destroyed housing in San Francisco throughout the state.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Likely 15M illegal aliens in U.S., giving blue states 20 additional Congressional seats

fromBreitbart: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

America moves closer to being a cashless society

fromMarketWatch: Cash if freedom. A cashless society is one in which government can track every transaction the citizen makes. Liberty lovers should boycott all cashless establishments.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Things you may want to buy now before Trump's tariffs kick in

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Items primarily supplied by China and are on the 25% tariff list.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The real reason that 30 is the new 20

fromTheDailyBell: Teens used to get 7 years of apprenticeship and be experienced skilled workers by age 20. They were ready to support a family. They had practiced responsible behavior.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

February 10, 2018


VIDEO: Donald Trump - Interview with Donahue 1987

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Sharp and astute, Trump takes on Phil Donahue back in the day.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Economic Myths

Economic ignorance sells.    Hillary Clinton: "Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!" Donald Trump: If we trade with China, "they suck us dry ... take everything. We get nothing!" Bernie Sanders: "Ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages." But it's not true! Politicians are so ignorant about economics. On his blog, Cafe   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Fact-Free Left: Part II

Intentions trump results, every time.     There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words. The political left's great claim to authenticity and honor is that what they advocate is for the benefit of the less fortunate. But how could we test that? T.S. Eliot once said,    ... MORE

How San Francisco's Progressive Policies Hurt The Poor

by Scott Beyer.    In recent years, a contradiction has unfolded in San Francisco. On the one hand, the city continues to practice progressive economic policies. But rather than helping its poor and middle-class—as such policies are advertised as doing—these groups in San Francisco have become more unequal, downwardly mobile, and altogether     ... MORE

Airbnb And Its Enemies: Who's Afraid Of A $10-A-Night-Sofa

by Jim Epstein.       Lauren and Rob, who moved to New York City to make it in showbiz, rent a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side that costs $2,250 per month. Lacking a regular paycheck, the two performers make ends meet by hawking short-term stays on their living-room couch for $65 a night. Travelers find them through  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Liberalism Vs. Blacks

Evidence can be a real inconvenience.     There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less   ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Public Housing


Professor Friedman discusses another road paved with good intentions.