Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Crazy Uncle Wins Again

Sigh… for one brief moment, one happy, brief moment, it seemed the Republican Party was returning to its roots as the Daddy Party. But unfortunately the Crazy Uncle won again.

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The Internet and Freedom

The intent of the Stop Online Piracy Act is certainly commendable, allowing intellectual property owners to protect their property. However the law as written has a chance to undermine one of the great advances of individual freedom, access to the … Continue reading

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Do the Poor Get Screwed?

One of the things that annoys Republicans is that very liberal Democrats seem to have this underlying assumption that poor people get screwed by the system. Actually it’s just the opposite – comparatively, the poor benefit more from democratic capitalism … Continue reading

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BLACK MALES AND OPPORTUNITY

I’m not writing about the way things ought to be, I’m writing about the way I think things were, and to a lesser degree still are. Although we have made significant progress over the past fifty years, black males in … Continue reading

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How Stupid Should We Let People Be?

With Obama’s recess appointment of a director, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now operational. Government is again wading into one of the harder questions our society must decide: How stupid we should let people be?

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Insurable Interest

There’s no real mystery to effective financial regulation – it comes down to a few simple principles. One of those principles is based on the concept of Insurable Interest, the idea that you can only buy insurance on something if … Continue reading

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