Showing posts with label tariffs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tariffs. Show all posts

March 13, 2018

Deep State operative Clapper will face no consequence for lying under oath to the American people

fromWashingtonExaminer: Former intelligence chief James Clapper is poised to avoid charges for allegedly lying to Congress after five years of apparent inaction by the Justice Department. 
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

'Trade wars' don't put Americans first

fromReason: You cannot advocate trade restrictions without also advocating state-bestowed privilege.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Death penalty for drug dealers? Count Trump in

fromReason: America's president equates unapproved voluntary exchange with murder. A Duterte fanboy?
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

fromCreators: Professor Williams identifies the winners and losers of Trump's trade policy. Guess which side 
you're on?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Social services worker fired, escorted out by cops for having a gun permit—NOT a gun

fromReason: A social services worker claims she was fired from her job and removed by police after her employer learned that she had a concealed handgun permit—even though she had never brought a gun to work.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Police State America

State to force homeschoolers to submit to warrantless home inspections, trampling rights

fromActivistPost: Under the guise of preventing child abuse, lawmakers in Maryland have introduced a bill that will allow the state to intrude in the lives of innocent families and destroy their right to privacy.
Police State America

March 9, 2018

Best Buy’s geek squad techs search customer computers for the FBI

fromCBSPittsburgh: A child pornography case against a California doctor has revealed that Geek Squad technicians have worked with the FBI to uncover data on customer’s computers for years. Best Buy should be dead to you.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened'

fromLATimes: California taxpayers have been run over by the idiotic train-to-nowhere, as politicians grab land, money and resources to feed their cronies.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Tariffs and economic populism: Good politics, bad economics

fromCBSPittsburgh: Obama majored in political science. But Trump has a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. What's his excuse?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Uncle Sam continues to stick his head in the sand on entitlements

fromReason: America needs to rethink programs that send so many taxpayer dollars to well-off seniors.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Why does government fear marijuana?

fromSanLuisObispoTribune: The severe suppression of marijuana will continue and even escalate until “We the People” replace our current dictatorial regime with the representative republic upon which this nation was founded.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Trooper stops driver twice within 3 hours, gropes her for no apparent reason

fromReason: The cop's boss says he did nothing wrong; the local D.A. disagrees. Make no mistake. Cops, doctors and priests are just as likely to molest as Hollywood types.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

March 5, 2018

Inside the intellectual dark web

fromSpectatorLife: Thanks to the internet, millions now have access to views mainstream media considers ‘forbidden’. Douglas Murray examines the freethinkers leading the charge.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Trump's tariffs will crush the beer industry

fromReason: And they'll make lots of other things more expensive too.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Chuck Schumer votes against South Carolina federal judge nominee because he's white

fromTedxTalks: An ugly self-hating racist seems to believe that whites are incapable of administering justice.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: How real is fake news?

fromTedxTalks: Was the effort to focus America's attention on the idea of “fake news”—itself a propaganda effort? Connect the dots and learn who’s behind it and why. It’s not what you think.
Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Brilliant Economic Insights

fromTedxTalks: Sparkling insights from Professor Sowell captured from various episodes of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Trump: 'take the guns first, go through due process second'

fromReason: This from a guy who bemoaned the lack of due process just weeks ago.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Walter E Williams: The Seen And The Unseen

Why Congress should get out of the miracle business.  Claude Frederic Bastiat (1801-50) — a French classical liberal theorist, political economist and member of the French National Assembly — wrote an influential essay titled "That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen." Bastiat argued that when making laws or economic decisions,   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Gullible Americans

The willingness to buy a pig in a poke.   Jonathan Swift, satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer, is a favorite of mine. He wrote "Gulliver's Travels." One of Gulliver's voyages was to Laputa, where he visited the grand academy of Lagado, whose scientists have visions not unlike today's politicians who exploit mankind's gullibility. Before ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: Trumps Trade Snake Oil

High import taxes won't "make America great" again. Donald Trump may think the media stenographers are out to get him, but if they were really doing their job, his head would be spinning. He doesn't know how good he has it. Or maybe he does. One need only think about the questions Trump is not asked to see what I mean. Take Trump's  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Historical Ignorance II - The Real Lincoln

We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right?   A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861,      ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: No Place To Hide

Congress does nothing while liberty evaporates.     With heart-pounding suspense, John le Carre-like intrigue and Jeffersonian fidelity to the principles of human freedom, Glenn Greenwald has just published "No Place to Hide." The book, which reads like a thriller, is Greenwald's story of his nonstop two weeks of work in May and June of 2013    ... MORE

The Truth About Southern States And Nullification

by John Lambert.     Slavery was a morally corrupt and abhorrent institution that should have never existed. No question. No debate. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about nullification’s history in the Southern states prior to the Civil War. Over time, a Paul Bunyan type myth has grown suggesting that the Southern     ... MORE

Thomas DiLorenzo: The Real LIncoln In His Own Words

What did Abe really believe about racial equality?      After writing two books and dozens of articles, and giving hundreds of radio and television interviews and public presentations on the subject of Lincoln and the political economy of the American "Civil War"over the past fifteen years, I have realized that the only thing the average American   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Reality Of Abraham Lincoln

The politically-incorrect reality.   Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague  ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Principles Of Trade

Professor Friedman on imports, exports and exchange rates.