“You expect them to be acting only in the interests of the company or the public, not putting money in their pockets at the same time.”

Well then you’re dumber than you look. Seriously, this is one of the fundamental misunderstandings at the heart of statism. People really think being an employee of the state absolutely changes human nature from self-interested striving to endless benevolent self-sacrifice. And people continue to be shocked, Shocked! when they find that doesn’t work. The quote … [Read more…]

I’m sticking up for anarchy

I came across American Oligarchy: A legacy of betrayal via my Google Alert for “corporatism.” Anarchy: This word originated from the Greek, anarchos; meaning literally: no ruler. Anarchy is popularly equated with chaos, violence, disorder, barbarism. The reason is that without some form of coordinated security, each person is required to provide for their own … [Read more…]

OMG this is why I love Reason

“…but at the moment when most folks are settling into a political philosophy, their minds are well disposed toward Rand’s ovaries-to-the-wall rhetorical style.” Rand Brings Converts, the Hate Ovaries to the wall. That is awesome.

The Ascent of Money Miniseries

I just watched part one of the Ascent of Money miniseries and it’s crazy good. It both answers and raises questions. I learned that the first multinational corporation and the first company to issue stock was the Dutch East India Trading Company. It was a government creation that was granted a monopoly over trade between … [Read more…]

Water Town

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Maritime Shipping

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