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Category: Free Market


Chamber of Big Brother

When did so many of our fellow citizens start expecting ‘Big Brother’ to make the majority of our decisions for us?  I’ve written before about themes from George Orwell’s book 1984 that I see playing out in the world around me.  Now… socialism isn’t anything new, and...

Paine on Commerce & Defense – Today’s Quote

No country on the globe is so happily situated, so internally capable of raising a fleet as America. Tar, timber, iron, and cordage are her natural produce. We need go abroad for nothing. Whereas the Dutch, who make large profits by hiring out their ships of war to the Spaniards and Portuguese, are obliged...

Economic Freedom Heat Map

I recently came across Heritage.org’s 2013 Economic Freedom Heat Map.  Below is a snapshot but you can click on the map to go to their interactive version and explore the data.  Note that this only shows economic freedom and the U.S. falls into the ‘Mostly Free’ category with 76 out of a...

Whole Foods on Capitalism – Today’s Quote

Capitalism is the greatest creation humanity has done for social cooperation. It has lifted humanity out of the dirt. In statistics we discovered when we researching the book, about 200 years ago when capitalism was created, 85% of the people alive lived on $1 a day. Today, that number is 16%. Still too...

Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You…Twinkies

The 5,000 members of The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that work(ed) for Hostess never learned that you Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You. Hostess Brands is Closed. We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union...

Don’t Follow the Judas Goat – a Tax Commentary

A ‘Judas Goat’ is a goat trained to associate with other herd animals, primarily sheep or cattle and lead them to slaughter.  By following the Judas Goat the unsuspecting livestock calmly walk right up to their own demise.  When it comes to taxation, make sure that you don’t follow the Judas Goat! I’m...

News to Know

Situational awareness is a key element of survival and today, situational awareness must be global.  Today we present news to know from the past week (or so) with a dab of commentary: Security Threat News: An electromagnetic pulse attack — the ‘other’ Iranian nuclear threat:  EMP is a game changer…a...

Rand on Prosperity – Today’s Quote

…the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. Ayn Rand

Gault’s Gulch, the Micro-Nation and Honduras

There have been a number of attempts in the last few decades to create micro-nations by those who desire more freedom and less taxation than is currently available in more established nations.  The most successful and famous of these is the Principality of Sealand…although Sealand was only mildly...

Friedman on Freedom – Today’s Quote

The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom. Dr. Milton Friedman

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