If roads were private the owners would have an incentive to provide capacity, safety, and invent a pricing mechanism that would enable traffic to flow freely.
Artifically low prices resulting from government decree causes an artificial shortage which results in long lines, empty stations, and lack of incentives for more supplies.
Government intervention necessarily begets more intervention.
While reading “The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge” by David McCullough, I came across a passage referring to the death of Emily Roebling, the wife of Washington Roebling, that I found particularly poignant.
What the religion of environmentalism really opposes is man’s nature, i.e., the fact that man must reshape the earth in order to survive.
Creating paper money does not create goods.
When Obama castigates spending cuts he is really criticizing your just demand to keep what you earn. So don’t feel so bad.
The power to seize control of industry, tax and redistribute the income of producers, control prices, inflate the money supply and stifle dissent by controlling the media, thwarting the ability to assemble or preventing the ability to flee the borders necessitates the threat of violence.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Harold Meyerson, an avowed socialist, compares corporations who buy back their own shares to Las Vegas mafia bosses who used to skim casino profits. The basis for his smear is “a recent paper by J.W. Mason, an economist at the City University of New York and a fellow at […]
Just as religious altruism pits man’s fundamental nature against him by demanding he be a self-sacrificial animal for God, so environmentalist altruism pits man’s fundamental nature against him by demanding he be a self-sacrificial animal for Earth.
We Would Not Have Killed 1.7 Million People in our Agrarian Utopia
No more movies. No more lights. No more power usage.
The lack of a principled, moral approach to foreign policy is why Obama has America stumbling around the world actually threatening America’s interests rather than our enemies.
Ignorance or evasion of the meaning and nature of rights is why both the mainstream political parties seek to violate individual rights, just at different times and in slightly different forms.
Central banking requires that government bureaucrats act in a way to distort the entire economic system by introducing counterfeit credit into the monetary system in such a way that businessmen are continually fooled into acting in a way that mimics the behavior of businessmen operating in an actual economic boom.
One myth driving the irrational policies of central planners is the idea that a depreciating currency is good for a domestic economy.
There is a knee-jerk response to the notion of an individual raising the price of his property during a storm that immediately evokes hostility from most people. Why?
The non-objectivity and relativism of post-modern philosophy has spawned an Offended Generation – a pathetic lot of fragile, whining imbeciles demanding a blue ribbon for existing and an Apology for being a victim of everything else that comes with it.