Trump and Friedman on Free Trade

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Takeaway line from what Milton was referring to: “Free trade consists simply in letting people buy and sell as they want to buy and sell. It is protection that requires force, for it consists in preventing people from doing what they want to do. Protective tariffs are as much applications of force as are blockading
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Determinism is  au courant. It’s stylish. It’s fashionable. It’s up to date. Why so much interest today in an obscure and ancient philosophical question? Of course the negation of free will is vaguely part of Marxism. The collapse of capitalism is predetermined no matter what the participants want. It’s “You didn’t build that.” It’s “the
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Scott Adams of Dilbert fame is on a roll over at Scott Adams Blog. His recent post Shame Shaming just plain annoyed me so much I have to respond here. I would respond in comments to his post but he gathers 1,000 comments per post so my comment would be lost. Also you have to register to
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Government is also Unaccountable

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Not only do governmental organizations favor the rich and connected over the middle class and the insignificant, but they are also unaccountable. In Flint, MI apparently the entire city was poisoned by lead in the water supply. City officials were allegedly aware of the situation for a considerable period of time while their citizens were
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Opposite Day

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I used to joke that most of what is taught in elite American universities about society is wrong, but I’ve come suspect that it is not wrong. I’m beginning to entertain the possibility that  everything the media, academia, politicians, big businessmen, the judiciary, “the establishment” and all “right thinking people” believes about society is not
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To the Left, Western Civilization is Irredeemably Evil

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If you want to unseat the elite who have power now and replace them with you,  you need a reason why you are preferable to them. One could pledge to reform and improve sclerotic institutions, but where is the percentage in that? Running fair institutions that give no favor to you and your supporters is
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