– Because without this, is there really any freedom? The only thing dumber is Reason denying that ethnic groups vote for similar candidates. If you’d like more on immigration, don’t miss Mangan and Chuck (and maybe this one and this one).
– Back when Rhodesia was blockaded, they established a fund to repay their creditors who were unable to collect payments during the blockade (yes, they honored their debts to those who were blockading them). Now, Zimbabwe only has a couple hundred dollars. No doubt foreign aid will follow, and perhaps it should, after all our countries created Zimbabwe. More Zimbabwe news here. Derb’s take here.
– Fact of the day: “Of the 2013 Top Ten of the countries with the greatest freedom of the press eight are Monarchies.”
– Here: “The tense quarrels over who has the people on their side has to be one of the most ludicrous aspects of democracy.” That’s not an aspect of democracy, it is democracy (of course, it is ludicrous).
– Thoughts on the Weather Undegrounds.
– Jewamongyou reviews “Future Human Evolution.”
– There are about fifteen factual inaccuracies in this post (for example, no regulator has ever ordered a bank to hire consultants and the staffing at the banking regulatory agencies has increased significantly since the crisis), but I whole-heartedly endorse it’s conclusions. We don’t just need more bank regulators, we need to pay them better too.
– Cheers to this guy.
– Progressives hate when people compare governments to households. As best as I can figure it out, they believe that at some unspecified inflection point, “governments” can borrow lots (though perhaps not unlimited?) amounts of money. If you think of governments as households with relatives who will lend them infinite amounts of money, I think the analogy still holds.