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Monday, October 16, 2017

Modern Governments 

Quote from Gordon Tullock:

"One of the major activities of modern governments is the granting of special privileges to various groups of politically influential people."



Thanks to Professor Boudreaux



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Who Defines "Living Wage"? Who Defines "Universal" Healthcare? 

Read the whole thing:

http://cafehayek.com/2017/10/phrases-ever-fine-often-masks-mischief.html

While we are asking these questions, just who is supposed to define what is "fair" in all matters of society?


On "Fairness" 

Professor Boudreaux on the issue of a scientific definition of fairness of government policies:

 There is, for example, no “distribution” of income that can be determined by scientists, independently of the actual myriad choices of human beings that give rise to today’s “distribution,” to be “optimal” or “best” or “fair.”  


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jim Crow Policies Were Government Actions, Not Private Actions 

Some history from Professor Boudreaux: "The unjust discrimination, the denial of opportunity, the suppression, and the cruelty of apartheid and of Jim Crow were not the results of market forces; they were the results of government suppression of market forces."


Sunday, October 08, 2017

Defend Yourself 

"No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like cold blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim."

-W. Emerson Wright

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