Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Passed !!!

Libertarian on political map http://www.quiz2d.com/

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith

I did manage to stay off coffee, quite a feat in a line of work that revolves around a station-house urn. 

Unlicensed air conditioning was a stiffer rap than hoarding silver.

No phone book.  Just like back home.

I did a little people-watching.  Something was missing -- the barely concealed hostility and fear that haunted my city streets.  They carried their heads high, unafraid of the world around them.  It sent shivers down my spine.

"Slaves make license plates, and if you don't ... purchase? ... one, you become a slave yourself?  A convenient circularity for someone."

There aren't any real prisons in the Confederacy.  People who hurt others are expected to pay for it, literally.  The "law" only compels you to restore your victims to the state they'd be in had the crime never occurred. Insanity is no excuse.  The judge is only interested in how you're planning to make up for what you did.  Society never takes the rap, only individuals.

That first type, He hates weapons because he battles every minute of his life against the temptation to blow his own unhappy brains out.  The second type, He hates weapons because he's simply afraid he'll get what he deserves.

Always liked politics.  Just perverse, I guess.

Not letting one's real defensive capabilities be known is a principal cause of war.

L. Neil Smith



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man.  This is no accident.

Printing money is the world's biggest industry.

No man burns down his own house on the theory that the need to rebuild it will stimulate his energies.

The recipients of government credit will get their farms and tractors at the expense of those who otherwise would have been the recipients of private credit.

Bureaucrats should be permitted to take risks with the taxpayers' money that no one is willing to take with his own??

The government never lends or gives anything to business that it does not take away from business.

It is because we have become increasingly wealthy as a nation that we have been able virtually to eliminate child labor, to remove the necessity of work for many of the aged and to make it unnecessary for millions of women to take jobs.

It is just as essential for the health of a dynamic economy that dying industries should be allowed to die as that growing industries should be allowed to grow.

There is no acknowledgment that they have blundered.  Instead, they denounce the capitalist system.

The cause for the tremendous increase in real wages in the last century has been the accumulation of capital and the enormous technological advance made possible by it.

The most stubborn error on which the appeal of inflation rests is that of confusing money with wealth.

It would almost seem as if no country is capable of profiting from the experience of another and no generation of learning from the sufferings of its forebears.

They solemnly discuss a "multiplier", by which every dollar printed and spent by the government becomes magically the equivalent of several dollars added to the wealth of the country.

Inflation is the opium of the people.

The further development of nuclear power, though it can confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells.

There is no more certain way to deter employment than to harass and penalize employers.

Governments everywhere are still trying to cure by public works the unemployment brought about by their own policies.