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

October 22, 2014

United Nations Scolds Detroit for Human Rights Violations in Cutting Off Service to Those Who Have Not Paid Their Water Bills

If health care is a “right,” what about water? The city of Detroit, Michigan, is the largest city in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy. As part of its efforts to become fiscally sound, when its customers were $115 million behind in delinquent payments for water and sewer, Detroit began turning off water service to the […]

Posted By: Sarah Baker @ 8:52 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Socialism,The Welfare State
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July 1, 2013

Embrace Burke? No thanks, Mr. Dionne. I’ll take Coolidge instead.

In his never-ending campaign to weaken those who oppose a progressive state, E.J. Dionne has attempted to give American Conservatives (including, in his flawed formulation, libertarians) a new idol: Edmund Burke. Embracing Burke, Dionne posits, would “clip the wings of modern conservatives”: It’s to Norman’s credit that he recognizes how “Burke also clips the wings […]

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May 2, 2013

Two words…

Matthew Yglesias says: What’s needed is a much more forceful, much more statist approach to forced savings, whether that’s quasi-savings in the form of higher taxes and more Social Security benefits or something like a Singapore-style system where “private” savings are pooled into a state-run investment fund. It only takes two words to show that […]

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April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher Defends her Record and Capitalism Itself

In marking the passing of one of the staunchest defenders of capitalism who held high office, I thought it would be appropriate to post this video of Margaret Thatcher in which she defended her record against her Labour Party critics. In this video, her political opponents thought the income gap grew too much under her […]

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January 1, 2013

A Question of Labor Scarcity

Cory Doctorow started the New Year with a very interesting piece on the “roboticization of the workforce”. The whole article is worth a read, but it brings up a disturbing question: But here’s the thing that neither of these articles — or even Bruce’s acid observations — touches on: once technology creates abundance, what possibilities […]

Posted By: Quincy @ 10:24 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Economics,Free Trade,Socialism,Technology
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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 21, 2012

Resistance is Not Always Futile

There’s no question that the 2012 campaign has been full of disappointments for those of us who want less government, more liberty, and more prosperity in our lives. Very clearly, the game is rigged in large part due to the establishment media, powerful special interest groups, and the political parties themselves. It’s very easy to […]

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May 2, 2012

Shenanigans Afoot at Wikipedia Concerning Obama’s New Campaign Slogan: Forward

How much can we or should we rely on Wikipedia, particularly concerning controversial issues? I have linked the site in the past from Liberty Papers’ posts and probably will in the future but I do think anything you or I find at Wikipedia should be verified by at least one other source before assuming it […]

Posted By: Stephen Littau @ 11:42 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Blog Discussions,Culture,Democrats,Election '12,History,Hope n' Change,Media,Politics,Republicans,Socialism,Technology
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April 4, 2012

How far we have fallen…

Reading the point/counterpoint posts on the question of how the supreme court would decide on Obamacares constitutionality, was quite disturbing to me in several ways. On the one hand I was heartened, because clearly both Brad and Doug are sane and rational folks with a reasonably solid background in both law and politics, and a […]

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November 22, 2011

Reducing OWS Economic Equality Demands to Their Absurd Conclusions

While I’m sympathetic and agree with some of Occupy Wall Street’s grievances, too many of their solutions are fatally flawed. Louis DeBroux over at United Liberty has written some grade A quality snark concerning OWS’s demands for economic equality. DeBroux says he had an epiphany while watching some of the ESPN coverage concerning the NBA […]

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October 31, 2011

Peter Schiff to OWS: “I Am the 1% Let’s Talk”

Here’s a very fascinating video taken at New York’s Zuccotti Park where Peter Schiff has a dialogue with some of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Schiff brought a sign that read “I Am the 1% Let’s Talk,” and talk they did. One of the things that occurred to me watching this was how little true […]

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July 19, 2011

Quote of the Day: Wet Blanket Edition

President Obama and his sycophant Keynesian friends in the MSM can’t quite figure out why his policies haven’t improved the economy. Maybe President Obama should listen to an actual job creator, Steve Wynn to get some clue about why businesses aren’t expanding. Here is an excerpt from Wynn from a recent conference call where he […]

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June 28, 2011

Will Individualized Medicine Increase Health Inequality?

Ezra Klein has a rather thought-provoking post today about human genome sequencing and its ability to allow doctors to better-tailor treatment to the specific needs of an individual patient. It presents a phenomenal opportunity to both make medicine more effective, and IMHO to make it cheaper by spending less time and energy on substandard treatments. […]

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March 3, 2011

Lessons from Atlas Shrugged

Turned on the news recently? It seems the looters (i.e. collectivists) are everywhere and more active than ever. The big story over recent weeks of course has been the special interest government employee union looters in Wisconsin who call themselves “ the working people” who say they have a “human right” to collective bargaining. Meanwhile […]

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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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January 26, 2011

Now this is a call to violence

Even with all the crowing from the authoritarian left about violent rhetoric, I have yet to see a call to violence as clear as this one from leftist Sociologist Frances Fox Piven: So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? […] Second, before people can mobilize for collective action, they have […]

Posted By: Quincy @ 2:30 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Economics,General,Hubris,Politics,Socialism
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July 21, 2010

Marxism And Libertarian Exploitation Theory

I tend to be a stickler for definitions and proper usage of terms. One of those that stick in my craw is the use of “Marxism” to describe a lot of systems that Marx wouldn’t have supported. Marx, as an intellectual, had quite a few pretty strong insights economically, but he had some social beliefs […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:45 am || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Socialism
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Chavez Running New Gambit To Break Opposition Media

This doesn’t sound good: Chavez said the authorities have determined that 25.8 percent of shares in Globovision belong to one of the owners of the Banco Federal, which the government took over last month citing financial problems and irregularities. … With that minority ownership stake, the government will have a right to name a board […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:30 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Foreign Affairs,Media,Socialism
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Quote Of The Day

Not sure how it ended up this way, but I’ve got three posts coming this morning on socialism/communism. First we’ve got Friedrich Engels, communist intellectual, opining on the American government in an 1891 work: Society had created its own organs to look after its common interests…. But these organs, at whose head was the state […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 6:15 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Quote of the Day,Socialism
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