Category Archives: Notes, Quotes & Citations

The Law, by Frederic Bastiat

“The Law” a classic libertarian statement is provided courtesy of FEE (Foundation for Economic Education).  

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Tamny to GOP: Own it with Pride!

John Tamny in Real Clear Markets, October 1, 2013, “The GOP Should Aggressively Seek Credit For the Shutdown.” Highlights: …what’s the point of the Republican Party if it’s not regularly shutting down the federal government?  As the ‘responsible stewards of … Continue reading

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Muzzling Free Speech about Taxes, George Will

George Will in the Washington Post, May 5, 2013. George Will quotes a recent Mont Hamilton Society guest speaker, Tim Sandefur… Timothy Sandefur, of the public-interest, limited-government Pacific Legal Foundation, notes that decades ago the Supreme Court, without justification in the … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Soda Laws, by Michael L. Marlow

Today’s WSJ article by Michael Marlow, economics professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and author of “The Myth of Fair and Efficient Government: Why Government You Want Is Not the One You Get” (Praeger, 2001) Key points, Paternalistic government … Continue reading

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Good Intentions…

From philosopher David Schmitz, If your main goal is to show that your heart is in the right place, then your heart is not in the right place.

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Tamny on the Future for Doctors When Healthcare is Free

From October 22, 2012 article by Tamny in Forbes: “Though medical advances have historically elongated life all the while making it more livable, and cheaper, politicians think healthcare is too expensive. Because they don’t like the cost of something they deem essential, … Continue reading

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“The Tax System Explained in Beer”

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100… If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this… The first four men … Continue reading

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Notes, Quotes & Citations

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” –Friedrich Hayek “If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, … Continue reading

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