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Viva cultural imperialism

A market for security in Iraq

In response to the lack of an effective monopoly provider of security services in post-war Iraq, a private UK-based firm is filling the void via the market. Pilgrims has received high praise from potential investors in what ideally will be a future liberal market order. Read more »

Important poll


Bigger disgrace to humanity: Hugo Chavez or Jason Giambi's deodorant commercials?

No, I'm not bitter.

Paul Krugman sings the babysitting blues

In response to the assertion that increasing the money supply cannot benefit the economy, Andrew Chamberlain points an article by Paul Krugman about a babysitting co-op that seems to indicate the increasing the money supply can indeed benefit the economy. Read more »

Global warming and the scientific method

Continuing with discussion of the scientific method and its application, we go back to matt's question: Read more »

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists is up at Jay Solo's Verbosity. I've read through most of the entries, and the ones that have piqued my curiosity so far are:

Kevin Brancato's entry on income mobility. Read more »

My hate will go on

Just when you thought the lunacy of tranzi bureaucrats couldn't get any worse, a 'treaty' espoused by the UN would allow "cultural goods" to be exempt from free trade rules. Read more »

The modern Circus

Doug Bandow writes in the Washington Post about an increasingly frequent phenomenon - using taxpayer money to build sports arenas. An excerpt: Read more »

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Quote of the Day

Devastating insight? Unintended irony? Econmic acumen? You decide!

Gotta go with Kevin on this one. If companies can't afford to pay their workers minimum wage, they can't afford to be in business.

- Emma Anne, a commenter on Calpundit's post on
restaurant owners' desire to engage in voluntary exchanges

Joe Lieberman as Robin Hood

Robin Hood . . . is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth which he did not own, by giving away good which he had not produced, by making others pay for the luxury of his pity . . . . Until men learn that of all human symbols, Robin Hood is the most immoral and the most contemptible, there will be no justice on Earth and no way for mankind to survive.

- Ragnar Danneskj?ld Read more »

Game of the century?


Granted, I live in Boston where baseball is more than just a pastime, and the century is only three years old (young) anyway, but is tonight's game the most anticipated/hyped baseball game ever? Yankees vs. Red Sox, Pedro vs. The Rocket, groundskeeper having been beaten up and in a neck brace, Game 7, bad blood between the teams, 72 year old coach having been beaten up, chance for a chance to kill the Curse, ...

The Atkins Diet and the scientific method II

How would I design a trial to test whether or not the Atkins Diet 'works'? The following is the answer to that question, with the caveat that it may not be ?practical? or ?feasble?; it is simply the standard of proof that I require. Read more »

Quote of the Day

There is no such thing as these ?superior grounds? to which some people think individual liberties should be subordinated. Let's not get fooled, they have no real foundations. Theses so called ?superior grounds? have invariably led to massacres, arbitrariness and social failures. They were mere means for some to increase their own power and hence caused disasters. Read more »