Archive for November, 2013

Easy prediction about Obamacare (and Democratic voters)

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

At Cafe Hayek, Russ Roberts writes, Either ObamaCare is going to be dismantled or the government is going to take over the insurance industry. The latter is an unlikely possibility given the botched logistical performance of the roll-out of ObamaCare. I just don’t see how these kind of unexpected changes are ...

Student protests, free assocation, and free market

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Aditya Chakrabortty writes a chilling column on the efforts by British universities and local police departments to crack down on student protests and other demonstrations. It's hard to imagine there's an advanced, Western society in which human beings' freedom to assemble and demonstrate—peacefully, by the way—is so readily and blatantly ...

My review of KlearGear.com

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Tim Cushing of Techdirt.com wrote about the now-infamous case of the Utah couple who were fined $3500 for writing a negative review of KlearGear.com. They refused to pay, which prompted KlearGear to follow through on its threat to send their debt to a collections agency, thereby ruining that couple's credit ...

It’s a feature, not a bug

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Many injustices committed by the State make more sense when you consider the possibility that the real goal of government—as championed or at least sanctioned by the majority of the populace and as carried out by State officials—is to wield power over others. Power usually for some (however vaguely stated) ...

Maybe Austrian economics is more mathematical than people think

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

I don't mean quantitatively, with equations and graphs and models, but more philosophically and methodically. At the mathematics blag The Aperiodical, I found this post about the central difference between math and science: Up to a point, it might seem reasonable to explore an issue by finding a bunch of examples and ...