Contributed by: filbert Friday, July 08 2011 @ 01:24 PM CST
Libertarianism & Power [*1] — A fundamental tenet of classical liberalism is that concentrations of power are generally unwise. The most unwise and dangerous of which are concentrations of governmental power, and concentrations of outlaws, brigands, thugs, thieves, and the like–for the identical reason: because throughout history, the remedies for such concentrations usually involve killing people–or at least, the aggressive use of overwhelming force. Remedies for concentrations of power in other spheres of human activity generally require less drastic remedies.
“PROGRESSIVES” AND OTHER ANTI-LIBERALS
Wisconsin isn’t over [*3]
New Hampshire Judge Caught On Video Ordering False Arrest: Incident sparks court order banning cameras in courtroom [*8] — I think I know someone who needs to be reminded in no uncertain terms that judges are not kings . . . SPORT
SDSU finalizes women’s basketball schedule [*12] — That’s South Dakota State, if you’re new around here . . .
NEWS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE
SCIENCE FICTION–READIN’, WRITIN’, WATCHIN’
How the ‘Harbrace Handbook of English’ Changed the Way Americans Learn About Writing: The University of Tennessee’s John C. Hodges Created the Best-Selling Textbook of All Time [*16] — Well, it’s writin’ anyway . . .
NEWS OF THE WORLD
China’s Boom [*20]
DEEP, MAN, REALLY, REALLY DEEP
SWAMP PEOPLE (THE SWAMP ON THE POTOMAC RIVER, THAT IS)
The new Y2K problem? [*25]
Why Pensions are Underfunded[*26] — Generously put, it is a “knowledge problem” . . .
Social Security Cuts Weighed by Lawmakers Under Change in Inflation Gauge [*27] — Using inflation as a tool of public policy is beyond deceitful. It is despicable. It can charitably be called “evil.” It steals from those who can least afford to lose what they have.
Rubio: Let’s stop talking about new taxes and start talking about new taxpayers [*31] — Well, yes. You can take all of the money and wealth “the rich” have, and it still would not pay off the Federal debt. We need to make more rich people. The way to do that is not to tax and regulate more. It is to do the exact opposite.
Top Obama adviser says unemployment won’t be key in 2012 [*37] — Or: “Whistling past the graveyard.”