Airbnb: Regulation without Government

Apr 25th, 2016 Uncategorized Bill B. May 1 min read

Robert P. Murphy writes:   Does Airbnb allow landlords to run unregulated hotels? A January report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association says yes: “From Air Mattresses to Unregulated Business: An Analysis of the Other Side of Airbnb.” But the terms chosen for the report assume a choice between political regulation and no regulation. This is a false choice.  

 

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…

 

Government Bureaucrats Can’t Know Everything

Dec 15th, 2015 Economics, Education, Environment, Government, Liberty, Regulation, Uncategorized Bill B. May 2 min read

by Bill B. May The big difference between Democrats and Republicans, between progressives and conservatives, is the progressive belief that an economy (or any other endeavor) can be planned in advance.   That’s not to say that I’m against planning but it should be recognized for what it is.   It is nothing more than the best guess as to the future given what one…

 

French Kicking Down Doors, Closing Mosques, Finding A LOT of ‘War-Grade’ Weapons

Dec 12th, 2015 Uncategorized Bill B. May 1 min read

While President Obama responds to the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 by urging Americans to “reject discrimination” and embrace gun control, French authorities are actually taking the real and present danger of radical Islamic terrorism seriously. Over the last few days, they kicked down doors, closed three mosques (with plans to close potentially more than a hundred), and in the process found an alarming…

 

The Truth About Mass Shootings

Nate Jackson says:  Facts are stubborn things. In the wake of the Islamist attack in San Bernardino, Barack Obama trotted out the usual blame-the-gun rhetoric: “We have a pattern of mass shootings in this country with no parallel anywhere else in the world.” That was after he claimed in a Tuesday press conference (in Paris, of all places), “This just doesn’t happen in other countries.”…