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Political law

Politics is about getting others to do what you want when you want it while having others pay the transactions cost for getting what you want when you want it. Politics is also about turning public resources into pools of … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, China, and bond markets

Bill Clinton once observed that the key to re-election was to keep the bond markets happy. China is betting on the bond markets as well. Lighting up the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea subsequent to a U.S. “preemptive … Continue reading

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The digital seas don’t need #netneutrality mercantilism

Just like any trade, the producers of digitized content should expect that their packages may be lost at digital sea. In the case of the internet, producers, whether they are sending licensed video entertainment from their servers or pictures from … Continue reading

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Of Oligarchs, Buffers, and Democracy

The only benefit that democracy and government provide is that in combination they serve as a buffer between the warring factions of oligarchs with voters playing the pawns in a war for political influence. Most of the abuses suffered by … Continue reading

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Are Democrats and Republicans distracted from keeping America an investment haven?

It appears, at least from the commentary in more centrist media, that the Republican Party has allowed an amateur to take over the White House. Trump appears to have blown the first two years worth of political capital in six … Continue reading

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The meek will not inherit the Earth. They are too weak ….

In the end, it will be the foragers who survive and inherit the Earth. They understand that the limit to their ability to consume is directly related to what the Earth naturally provides. Immediately after the apocalypse, there may not … Continue reading

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Artificial barriers and government are the sources of poor trade

The New York Times’ Eduardo Porter wrote a scathing review of Donald Trump’s trade policy as it relates to steel production, arguing that the President’s policy could lead to retaliation and higher prices for steel imports. Mr. Porter would like … Continue reading

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The best corporate form is no corporate form

I’ve been giving a little thought to the appropriate corporate form for voluntarysts. The best form, in my opinion, is no corporate form at all. A voluntaryst’s business association should reflect either her willingness to go out alone as a … Continue reading

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A brief note on Comey’s written testimony

Mr Trump, based on Mr Comey’s written testimony, should have followed the Tom Clancy “Clear and Present Danger” rule. He should have ordered a no holds bar investigation of himself. A risky move, yes, but given the chance of burying … Continue reading

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From Paris to the Caribbean with environmental love

So this morning, a bunch of Americans are bitching and moaning about the United States exiting a non-binding agreement between 195 countries where proposed actions could easily be taken individually and outside of any agreement. When you have Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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