Tag Archives: Free Market

The 7 Degrees of Crony Capitalism

“I favor capitalism, not crony capitalism” is a common refrain I hear among conservatives or the type of mainstream libertarians whose idea of a free society is simply the current system minus the welfare state, when pushed. This is the … Continue reading

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The Keystone Pipeline is Big Government

Recently, approval for the completion of the fourth phase of the controversial XL Keystone Pipeline was put to a vote in the Senate but was fell one yes vote short of winning.  All the Republicans in the Senate voted for … Continue reading

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In Defence of My Government Neutrality / Full Liability Position on GMO Crops

I have previously discussed my position on the issue of genetically engineered foods and genetic engineering on this site. Readers of this blog as well as people who know me personally are familiar with my position, but apparently it is … Continue reading

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Response to Thomas Picketty and Mises’ “The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality” by Andrew B. Wilson

I recently had the pleasure of reading this essay at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute website. While I agree with at least some of the general gist of the piece I found the parts I disagreed with worthy of commenting … Continue reading

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My Marijuana Proposal: Legalize the Black Market

I am happy to see various states going forward with legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana. I believe cannabis and various other drugs should be available to anyone wishing to use them. My only problem is with the way they … Continue reading

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No, John Stewart and Daniel Schulman: The Koch Brothers are Corporatists, not Libertarians

I recently watch and enjoyed this video of John Stewart interviewing Daniel Schulman, the author of “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty“. As a result of watching the interview I am now … Continue reading

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Objections to Patents and Copyrights

Patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and other forms of so called “intellectual property” are simply government granted monopolies. If others can use an idea, that you claim credit for, they should be allowed to compete with you. One does not need … Continue reading

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