Archive for October, 2011

Guaranteed student debt guarantees the need for student debt

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

The ongoing Occupy movement has produced myriad versions of the "we are the 99%" lament, complaining that 99% of us have been taken advantage of and outright wronged by the richest 1% of individuals who control the financial sector and the governments of our society. I've found myself surprisingly sympathetic ...

Google shifted profits offshore to avoid taxes. Good for them!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The IRS is investigating how Google shifted some of its profits to offshore subsidiaries to avoid paying taxes on them. Good for Google! I have displayed varying degrees of vocality in my disappointment or disapproval of some of Google's practices in the past, such as the creepiness and Orwellianness of ...

Quote of the day

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Sheldon Richman summarizes the State. It's a shame more people don't see how barbaric and completely childish Statism is in so many ways: Most people would agree that the sign of an individual’s maturity and rationality, not to mention social skills, is her understanding that the cooperation of others must be ...

Amanda Knox’s acquittal

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I was extremely happy to learn that Amanda Knox had finally been acquitted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 when they were exchange students. You could tell that justice prevailed because Nancy Grace thought the opposite. I thought the case against Amanda Knox was so circumstantial and ...