With adequate opposition, left wing political parties are fluffy, cuddly, and sometimes useful. But take away real opposition and a phase change happens. They become crazy, tyrannical, and often bloodthirsty – like gremlins if you feed them after dark.
Since I left the Libertarian Party a decade ago, I have reverted to a more pragmatic and utilitarian vision of liberty, more Milton Friedman and less Murray Rothbard. Way back when I was in high school I was impressed with Friedman’s Negative Income Tax. Today, I want to simplify the idea and have a flat […]
2014 is the year of the tax form — at least for me. Having quit my day job last year in order to start a web company, while doing some independent contracting on the side, my taxes have become far more complex. Just getting the information together to send to my accountant is taking days. […]
It’s that time of year again. Time for kids to experience the joys of new toys. I remember Christmases from my childhood. There were toys and games made by Ideal, Kenner, Tyco, Milton Bradley, Selchow and Righter, Parker Brothers, Playskool, Fisher Price, Tonka, Mattel, and Hasbro. Today, all these companies have been merged down to two: Mattel and […]
Capital. The rich have it and the poor need it. The poor work for wages while the rich can sit back and collect dividends and interest. Karl Marx declared the arrangement unfair. He had a point. But Marx’s solution was worse than the problem. Take capital out of the hands of the capitalists and put […]