Category Archives: statism

#Politics uber #State

Politics is about the pursuit of your self-interest getting others to give you what you want when you want it; getting others to incur the negative externalities that result from the pursuit of your self-interests. Politics takes precedent over the … Continue reading

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Of the State, the Klan, Netizens, and #netneutrality

I just finished listening to Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn make the argument for more State intervention in the digital data markets during an event sponsored by civil rights group Color of Change. Ms Clyburn’s remarks provided a foundation … Continue reading

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Janet Yellen’s real girl power and anarcho-capitalist life boats

The leaders of your country are making moves on behalf of their constituents. Don’t get excited. By now you should know I’m not talking about the verbose blow-fart sitting in a cushy chair in some government office suite. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Making Medicaid, SNAP lower priorities is an opportunity for communities

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would seek cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides financial assistance to low-income medical services consumers while SNAP is known … Continue reading

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Of bondholders and tax farmers …

No bondholder wants less taxes collected. They want more taxes collected as a result of increased output per worker, entrepreneur, or corporation. The more people included in the workforce and the more capital made available to workers, the greater the … Continue reading

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Collectivism. Taking away your freedom to be

Collectivism sends the false message that just because people share a skin color or physical location or a citizenship then one person has a license to get in another person’s business. This intrusion ranges from the State telling a woman … Continue reading

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Of Clinton, Putin, e-mail servers, and energy stocks

All wars are about natural resources. Vladimir Putin’s alleged hack of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail servers was a low cost preemptive strike against a potential president with designs on upsetting Russia’s energy economy via a natural gas/oil trade war or worse, … Continue reading

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Congress nudges FCC back to its primary mission

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve S.J. Res 34, a resolution that invalidates privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last December. The rules imposed common carrier privacy restrictions on broadband providers. Opponents of the Commission’s … Continue reading

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The Apolitical State

The State organizes a nation’s resources for efficient, effective, and profitable exploitation with returns going to: 1. The State, in the form of tax revenues, government jobs, power, and prestige; 2. Bond holders, in the form of coupon payments; and … Continue reading

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The only things you should be afraid of are the institutions that tell you to be afraid

I’m watching CSPAN and listening to Lauren French, a congressional reporter for Politico, talking about the fear that Americans are experiencing right now and how candidates like Donald Trump have been able to tap into this fear. This fear may … Continue reading

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