Walter Block has recently co-authored a new book on Space capitalism: the case for privatizing space travel and colonization. (Palgrave Macmillan). He discussed the book on C-SPAN and gives the following links to the video.
Across the country, primarily on campuses and in urban environments, violent racist psychotic thugs make war against human freedom. Calling themselves Antifa they combine Hitler’s socialist economic policies with his race-identity politics, and sharing his goal of sending tens of millions of “deplorable” inhabitants, defined by their ethnic or religious characteristics, to the gas chambers and/or gulags.
Given the conflict between their self-chosen name and their political beliefs, it occurred to me that these ill-educated terrorists may have accidentally misspelled their group identity, not aware that there was a difference between Antifa and Antefa. The latter means, per their nomenclature, “before Fascism.” That makes much more sense. Correcting the spelling more accurately identifies them as the “Fascist Vanguard” seeking to bring Hitler’s philosophy to the United States. These aren’t “neo-Nazis”; they are “paleo-Nazis,” and should be treated as such.
Given their influence on the Democratic Party, it’s not surprising that Sen Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a new economic program that is virtually indistinguishable from the classic fascist economic policies of Hitler and Mussolini. It’s time for the Democratic Party to start cleaning house and rid itself of its growing horde of stormtroopers marinating in Hitler’s worst political sauces.
Bjorn Lomborg is a prominent environmentalist who believes in global warming. But he is controversial in that he compares the impact on humans caused by proposed solutions against the alternative of not implementing such solutions. In a recent essay, he discusses the horrific impact of the global carbon tax on the world’s poor as well as such other things as the harm to poor people that would arise by implementing the Paris climate accords. He writes,
When a “solution” to a problem causes more damage than the problem, policymaking has gone awry. That’s where we often find ourselves with global warming today.
Activist organizations like Worldwatch argue that higher temperatures will make more people hungry, so drastic carbon cuts are needed. But a comprehensive new study published in Nature Climate Change led by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has found that strong global climate action would cause far more hunger and food insecurity than climate change itself. . . Trying to help 24 million people by imperiling 78 million people’s lives is a very poor policy (My emphasis.)
Read the whole thing. If his numbers are even remotely correct, the advocates of a carbon tax and related proposals are promoting a world-wide holocaust that dwarfs Hitler’s (and zooms toward the over hundred million victims murdered by Communism). They should be denounced for advocating “crimes against humanity.”
The Cato Institute released its annual survey ranking the 50 states from least free to most free. New York continues to hold fast to its title as the least free state. Rounding out the bottom five are Hawaii (49), California (48), New Jersey (47), Vermont (46).
The five freest states, according to the Cato methodology, are Florida (1), New Hampshire (2), Indiana (3), Colorado (4), and Nevada (5).
When I hear someone call themselves a Democratic Socialist, I’m reminded of a common cartoon trope where one of the dumber characters in the strip takes two large bulky household appliances that have no functional connection to each other and tapes them together, claiming to have invented a hot new …Continue Reading “There is no such thing as Democratic Socialism”
Found this story posted on the MSN Money site. It says labor department statistics just released show that American workers aren’t benefitting from the tax cuts and that there is a slight drop in wages. Really now! …Continue Reading “Jest spec’latin’ here about them tax cut benefits”
I have written an essay titled “Rand versus Individual Rights: a critique of Rand’s essay on ‘The Nature of Government.'” You can read her original essay here. This is her essay where she attacks what was then called anarcho-capitalism. A friend who reviewed my piece wrote me:
When you think about it, “The Nature of Government” probably has generated more discussion about the so-called “minarchist” versus “anarchist” position than any other single essay … beginning with Roy Childs’s first essay “Objectivism and the State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand”… which led the Randians to close his subscription to The Objectivist.
I hadn’t read the essay in a very long time, back when I was in the Objectivist orbit (but not quite an acolyte), and thought I should revisit it from my present perspective. I think the title of the essay tells you how I reacted. I’m checking out a couple of essays written by others in the Objectivist realm and if any interesting new arguments develop, I’ll publish a response.
Hope you’ll make use of the comments to get a discussion going.
Factions. You want factions? Got the pieces right here.
For a long time I had planned to do a political blog and purchased the current domain back then for that purpose. Time constraints militated against it. For years I would write in my head the many clever and witty things I would say about the day’s current events. …Continue Reading “What I learned after about a week of blogging”
Anything, at any place and at any time, that anyone wants to interact with, positively or negatively, is a value to that individual. The item desired might be physical property, an idea, a dream to be realized, a goal to be achieved, a person’s characteristics, a memory, an invention planned out in one’s mind, a principle of behavior, a propensity for truth, a vision …Continue Reading “The Hierarchy of Values and the Ambiguity of Fairness”