Unemployment Insurance: What a Rip-off

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a payroll tax, pure and simple.  Just like everything in this category, the people who pay the tax in the end receive very little value for what they pay and it does not even resemble any product that could legally be marketed as insurance by anybody outside of government.  The typical […]

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What Would Woody’s Guitar Do?

#WWWGD   Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Finance.  He is a 30 year veteran Aviation Officer of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and former Defense Contractor in Resource Management.  He has always had a libertarian streak, no matter which major Party flag he flew. Today he is a Minarchist […]

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DC Council Wants Washington Redskins to Change Name

DC Council voted 10-0 (in a 13 seat council) for the Washington Redskins to change their name. May I suggest the Maryland Redskins? Perhaps even the Landover Redskins? Even the Virginia Redskins would be more fitting, since their headquarters and practice complexes are there. They have not had a presence in DC at any time […]

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But do you get to keep it if Obama doesn’t like it?

It has been about three years since the Affordable Care Act appeared before the President, after a questionable trip through the halls of Congress. One by one, the bullet points of the sales pitch have been skewered, only to be excused away through misstatements and flat out lies. Here is a doozy, that you get […]

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Before there was Balko, there was Royko

Royko, Mike Royko of the Chicago Daily News that is.  I am a fan of both men and I must admit, my regular reading of Mike Royko did not kick into high gear until the mid 1980s.  However, doing some recent research for a book project, I have been reading a few Royko articles from 1972, articles that […]

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My guest today at Austrian Anarchy: Jack Butturini

I take pleasure in having high school classmate Jack Butturini as my guest on the blog today.  We attended Bearden High School together, and I graduated one year after him, with his insightful and lovely sister Jill.  His post is short, sweet and to the point. It has been an interesting day with several debates with my […]

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Panera No More

So friends, what would you say if I had a sign out front “Free Self-Serve Car Wash with every book purchase” and, after you bought my book you pulled around back to discover there is no water, would you have a complaint? I think so, and that is why I am complaining about Panera. I […]

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Crap My Friends Post on Facebook

Oh my word, where to start with this nonsense.  How about with how I responded to it when I shared it? Yea right! Why stop there? Why not raise it to $50/hr. and make them all middle income? ROFLMAO The point being, if you create an artificial floor for the price of labor, you end […]

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A Flick Without Facts

Over the weekend, the wife and I saw that Lee Daniels movie. I call it “that Lee Daniels movie” because on the little marquis in the lobby of the Regal Cinema on Parkside Drive, the rest of the title was cut off. There was a long line of folks waiting to get good seats, and […]

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Of Bitcoin and Empire

Maybe I am a bit slow on the uptake, but I am just now noticing how the US government reaction, especially in the courts, to Bitcoin is similar to the British discovering that they stopped running the world after WWII.   Of course, everybody but the British knew they were not running the world anymore long before […]

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Why I Am A Minarchist

“You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” – Unknown* War, specifically territorial defense, is one of the big reasons why I am properly classified as a Minarchist, rather than as an Anarchist. I would dearly love to be a true-Black/Yellow Anarchist, you cannot hope to know how much, but […]

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Rep. Charlie Rangel Promoting Slavery Again

So, here is the deal.  Good old Charles Rangel, representing a piece of New York City, is continuing his slavery campaign.  He started this involuntary servitude campaign in 2003. In 2011, he stood for a chat with John Stossel on the Fox Business channel.  The video at the link is over seven minutes long, and […]

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Newspeak Gone Batty: Libertarian Socialists

Of the many victories than Leftists have had over the decades, perhaps the destruction of the English language is their greatest accomplishment. From the WikiPedia entry for Libertarian Socialism, I found this description: Libertarian socialists believe in converting present-day private productive property into common or public goods, while retaining respect for personal property.[5] Right there we can dismiss this nonsense without […]

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Pot Makes You Mellow?

“Have you ever heard of a pothead breaking into a house and stealing to buy weed?”  That was a question posed to me by a coworker in a warehouse. “No, but I’ve known quite a few who would steal for food, because they spent all their money on weed.”  I responded. He was a very honest […]

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