Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

December 5, 2012

Your Incredibly Stupid Progressive Economic Propaganda for the Day

There is so much economic ignorance/stupidity in this video (below), I wouldn’t even know where to begin. John Maynard Keynes himself would probably be embarrassed by this video courtesy of the California* Federation of Teachers and narrated by the great economist of our time Ed Asner. I don’t have much else to say about this […]

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October 11, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II in Theaters This Weekend

Atlas Shrugged Part II is opening this weekend. Want to check it out? Follow this link to find a theater near you. And now, the official Atlas Shrugged Part II trailer:

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September 12, 2012

Accountability, responsibility, risk, metrics, unions, markets… What about education?

As has been discussed here recently, Chicago teachers are striking, even though they already make an average salary nearly double that of the average Chicago family, and are being offered a 16% raise over four years. I dunno about you, but as a free market partcipant in our economy today, that sounds like a pretty […]

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Are the Striking Teachers’ Demands in Chicago Reasonable? You Tell Me

The teacher strike in Chicago has entered its third day. This is one of the few facts the MSM is reporting along with the fact that the city and the union are far from reaching an agreement. What is missing from much of the coverage is what are their demands? Sure, the MSM reports that […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 11:20 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Democrats,Economics,Education,Media,Politics,Unions
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August 11, 2012

Recovered from the Memory Hole: Rep. Paul Ryan Urges Congress to Pass TARP

Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate with great fanfare among conservatives. Paul Ryan, someone with some fiscal sanity on a major political ticket who can offer an alternative to President Obama and his big government, big spending ways. Well, not so fast. Not too long after the news of […]

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June 5, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker Wins Recall Election But More Importantly, Government Unions Lose

Journal Sentinel reports the following: This is most encouraging news and a victory for fiscal responsibility.

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December 13, 2011

Polls Show Encouraging Signs in the Cause of Liberty

Just yesterday, the Libertarian Party celebrated its 40th Anniversary. In that time, no LP presidential candidate has come close to winning and few have won any office higher than at the city or county level. As someone who would like America to return to a much freer and prosperous place, it’s very easy to become […]

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October 18, 2011

Government IS the Solution…Apparently

From Anarchists Against Collectivism

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September 13, 2011

Don’t Bother with the Fine Print, Just Pass the Bill

The title of this post ought to be a red flag no matter who the president is or what your political persuasion. President Obama is demanding that congress pass his “American Jobs Act” in front of supportive crowds of people who I am sure have taken the time to read the whole bill and understand […]

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June 29, 2011

Kevin Drum’s Guest Bloggers Upholding The [ahem] Fine Standards He Has Created There

Kevin Drum is on vacation this week. While I thought that might leave me without boneheaded material to criticize, I’m afraid he’s found guest bloggers as credible and clueless as himself. Today we have Andy Kroll, who wants to delve into meta-debates about rights and entitlements with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: But the statement that […]

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June 9, 2011

Auto Bailout; Can’t Prove A Counterfactual, But You Can Infer

So the big debate is whether the gov’t should sell their post-IPO shares in GM. At current prices, they’d [unsurprisingly] be losing money on the sale, compared to the amount put up in the bailout. So we have to ask — was it worth it? To determine that, we can’t base our entire calculation on […]

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March 11, 2011

Overheated Rhetoric or Terroristic Threats?

Just about this time a month ago, Tea Partiers and those of us who support things like cutting spending were accused of using “overheated rhetoric” in the immediate aftermath of the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords among others. Sarah Palin was blamed by Leftwing pundits for inspiring the gunman because she had “crosshairs” on […]

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March 1, 2011

Promises, Promises

What’s at stake in most unions? Promises. Laborers in non-union workplaces are offered very few promises. Typically employment is by contract for a specified (and individual) wage that can be severed at any time by either party for [mostly] any reason. Unions negotiate additional layers of promises. Those promises may be specific regimented work rules, […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 12:01 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Unions
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February 25, 2011

Comment of the Day: “Education” Edition

Re: “Don’t Forget Your Homework…or Your Miranda Card” Liberalism in the United States has, over the past forty years, been usurped by the socialist agenda. Our public schools are little more than indoctrination camps for the pacification of future generations. At the same time, conservatism in the United States has been usurped by war-hawks and […]

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February 24, 2011

Unjustified self-righteousness

Apparently, a member of the Denver teachers union thinks she knows what work is: That’s your problem. You’re an entrepreneur, so you don’t work. You don’t know what work is until you get into an educational area. Warren over at Coyote Blog replies: Yep, some day I will have to stop loafing around and take […]

Posted By: Quincy @ 9:55 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Democrats,Economics,Taxation,Tea Party,Unions
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February 23, 2011

There’s More Missing from the Collective Bargaining Debate for Government Workers than Democrat Legislators

In all the coverage I’ve read, listened to, and watched concerning the public sector unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere, there is one term that is usually very much present in the political debate that seems to be conspicuously absent: special interests. Special interests, we are so often told, have a very corrupting influence on our […]

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January 11, 2011

Why Public Sector Unions Are Worse Than Private Sector Unions

Kevin Drum, as usual, gets it wrong on public sector unions: Public sector unions are a lot like that: conservatives don’t like them in the first place, and crippling them would also seriously cut into a major funding source for the Democratic Party. It’s another twofer. And as Surowiecki notes, they’re a ripe target right […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 1:59 pm || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Unions
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October 25, 2010

James O’Keefe Taking Aim at NJ Teachers Union

Noted for his role in taking down ACORN, gonzo filmmaker James O’Keefe is at it again. The Daily Caller provides an overview: O’Keefe, best known as the force behind last year’s ACORN scandal, said the first video was shot at a meeting of the New Jersey Education Association in August. Entitled Teachers Gone Wild, the […]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 8:50 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Education,Unions
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June 14, 2010

Comment Of The Day

This is actually a comment at Hit & Run, but I hadn’t seen this juxtaposition before. The other thing I always find hilarious is how so many anti-immigration Republicans are so anti-union, when they use the same arguments against immigrants that unions use against non-union workers. In both cases, the impetus is the same: “I’ve […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:09 am || Permalink || Comments (6) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Comment Of The Day,Immigration,Unions
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September 14, 2009

Obama Makes Highways More Dangerous

Barack Obama’s recent dictatorial decision to once again break his campaign promise on raising taxes byraising tariffs on Chinese made tires in order to payback political allies in organized labor is already having some consequences. First of all, Obama has probably ignited a new trade tensions that may cause a trade war between the US […]

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