So Who Do You Want To Govern You?

Apr 29th, 2016 Government, Liberty, Politics, Property Rights, Regulation, Taxes Bill B. May 5 min read

by Bill B. May Whether you chose to or not, you were born into (or under) a government. You are governed, by somebody.   Have you ever sat down and asked, why do I need to be governed?   Think about it. Why does my daily life require an external force for me to function? A governance? Am I not capable of making my own decisions?   We…

 

Buy Ammo

Kurt Schlichter writes: I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition.  Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime.  Never.  Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing…

 

Principles Count, Even In War?

by Bill B. May We posted an article today by Larry Diamond, associated with the conservative Hoover Institution, that says we must not give up our principles in fighting ISIS.  Largely the article was a slam at Donald Trump.   But let’s think about his comments a bit. Basically, he is saying that even in war, we should uphold our basic principles which is fine…

 

Liberty and Transportation

by Bill B. May As you may know from my writings, I’m a strong proponent of individual liberty.   It is defined as the freedom to do what you want as long as you don’t violate the liberty of others.  This represents a society that accomplishes things by individual effort together with others who voluntarily join in the enterprise.  It is the opposite of the idea…

 

Free Market Groups Putting Property Principles into Action

Dec 2nd, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Property Rights Bill B. May 1 min read

Iain Murray says:  The right to property is making a comeback When I told a friend some years ago that I was going to be working in a think tank, he replied, “Huh. I always wondered who cleaned those out.” Not a surprising reaction. Think tanks are often perceived as being removed from everyday realities. Yet sometimes think tanks can change people’s lives in significant…

 

Economics Is About Scarcity, Property, and Relationships

Nov 27th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Liberty, Property Rights Bill B. May 1 min read

Michael J. McKay says:  The other day I was having coffee with a new friend, a retired businessman who had customized luxury cars in California. I mentioned I had recently retired from owning an investment firm and had studied economics for many years, especially Austrian economics. Like so many people, he said, “I really don’t understand economics and always have been confused by it.” To…