Category Archives: Perpetuity

Reflections on the election

In response to the election, many on the political Right have expressed dismay on the fate of liberty and the chances for a return to Constitution-based governance. Hopes for real autarchy have all but disappeared. It is clear that, in … Continue reading

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What to do in a divided nation?

From the Introduction of the book: During the run-up to the mid-term election in 2010, as it became apparent that scores of Democrats would be replaced by a troop of Republican ‘Tea Party’ candidates, a bystander was almost guaranteed to … Continue reading

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We the sheeple

(Freakonomics) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “We the Sheeple.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) The gist: politicians tell voters exactly what they want to hear, even when it makes … Continue reading

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If The World Picked U.S. President…

…then we wouldn’t be the U.S. (NPR) The presidential election here at home is neck and neck. The Real Clear Politics average of the popular vote puts Gov. Mitt Romney 0.6 percent ahead of President Obama.But if the world had … Continue reading

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Fixing the system by working within it

Debate This! is a co-production of Rebellious Truths and The Comeback America Initiative (http://www.keepingamericagreat.org), featuring footage from The Can Kicks Back (http://www.thecankicksback.org). In this video, the youth of America speak frankly to their concerns about the debt crisis and our … Continue reading

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A medical system on life support

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion … Continue reading

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The European crisis dramatized

She’s German. He’s Greek. Watch, enjoy, tell us what you think — and what you can spot… Music provided by archive.org. For credits and more see www.europeanbreakup.eu @econfilm #AVEBU

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Freedom free fall

(Cato) Global economic freedom bounced back slightly in this year’s report. After falling for two consecutive years following a long trend of increases, the average score rose from 6.79 in 2009 to 6.83 in 2010, the most recent year for … Continue reading

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Food waste a growing concern

(TED) Western countries waste up to half of their food. This is an injustice Tristram Stuart has dedicated his career to fixing. In his newest book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, Tristram shows how changing the systems that result … Continue reading

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The irony of choice

(Mark Steyn) So this is America’s best and brightest – or, at any rate, most expensively credentialed. Sandra Fluke has been blessed with a quarter-million dollars of elite education, and, on the evidence of Wednesday night, is entirely incapable of … Continue reading

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Just how far does choice go?

The official Democratic Party platform “strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” Reason TV talked with Democratic delegates and … Continue reading

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The (il)logic of political rhetoric

President Obama’s speech on Friday has caused a stir. In a way similar to Elizabeth Warren’s provocative speech, Obama announced that no man is an island. And, similar to the criticism of Warren’s remarks, the president’s words have been considered … Continue reading

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Are we advancing technologically? Economically?

PETER THIEL: But I think that when you look at this question of how much technological progress has been happening, we get into all these complicated measurement issues.  The one that I cite as the big data point is that … Continue reading

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HHS cometh

(AP) The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that … Continue reading

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The war on health

While some bits look a little sensational, there are some really good points here:

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Public schools cost more than you think

(CATO) Although public schools are usually the biggest item in state and local budgets, spending figures provided by public school officials and reported in the media often leave out major costs of education and thus understate what is actually spent. … Continue reading

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Juggernaut cometh

Jurist Richard Posner sums things up pretty well: (Becker-Posner) The institutional structure of the United States is under stress. We might be in dangerous economic straits if the dollar were not the principal international reserve currency and the eurozone in … Continue reading

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TSA by the numbers

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Forward to an Orwellian future

‘The Life of Julia’ is a slideshow produced and presented by the Obama administration to show the course of a woman’s life under Obama’s policies and contrasted by those proposed by Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The piece is … Continue reading

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What labor statistics say about our economy

Most attuned to the mumbo jumbo disseminated from Washington will recognize the patent unreliability of statistics. And most will not take at face value reports on inflation, employment, or other political economic issues. Still, the government keeps churning them out … Continue reading

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