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The Amazing Hockey Stick of Economic Progress – Daniel J. Mitchell – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary – Page 1


Apparently I have a blog….

I totally forgot about it.  I’ll try to post something tomorrow.

But don’t hold your breath.

YouTube: VIDEO: TheFireArmGuy: The Only Sig Sauer You’ve Never Heard Of – SHR 970


If you are reading this, you probably already know of my fascination/obsession with Avril Lavigne.  This song really shows off her voice.


da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory – Leonardo da Vinci

Originally posted on International Liberty:

In early January, I shared a “libertarian purity test” based on 64 questions.

I was a bit disappointed that I only scored a 94 out of a possible 160, but my excuse is that it was really a test of anarcho-capitalism. And as I explained when sharing this amusing video, I’m only in favor of getting rid of 90 percent of government.

But maybe the simplest test of libertarianism (and also the simplest test of whether you’re a decent human being) is to see whether you’re upset by the following story.

It combines the lunacy of the drug war with the evil of asset forfeiture.

Here are some of the truly disgusting details from the OC Weekly. First we learn about the victims of this government abuse.

…he and his wife purchased the Anaheim building, which has suites for up to 12 offices, in 2003…

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“Tyranny, like …

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine, The Crisis, December 23 1776


Originally posted on International Liberty:

In a debate on CNBC, I point out that America is in fiscal trouble because of the reckless spending of the Bush-Obama years.

Amazingly, my opponent at first claimed that taxes have no impact on the economy, though he then modified his statement to acknowledge some effect.

I think the best part of the interview was when I explained that there are several policies that impact economic performance, but that it’s always better to have lower tax rates rather than higher tax rates.

The worst part of the interview is that I got frozen out of the final part of the discussion.

I would have liked to make two final points. First, that all of our long-run fiscal challenge is the result of built-in growth of government spending, and second, that balancing the budget is easily achievable in just 10 years if policy makers limit the…

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