Monthly Archives May 2010

Foot-and-mouth disease in Japan

Image via Wikipedia I see foot and mouth has raised its ugly head again, this time in Japan. (Note the fear-inducing picture of the  men in hazmat suits.) I’m British, and have lived through at least 2 foot-and-mouth scares, but it was a chance remark in an old interview I was reading that alerted me […]



“The original goal was INDIVIDUAL freedom”

These days, capitalism has a bad name. Is capitalism evil? Is it an idea whose time has come and gone? Surely we need big government these days? Artist and journalist Jon Rappaport examines the original purposes of the U.S. founding fathers and of the Constitution, and produces one of the most succinct appraisals of the […]



Author sues the US Government for copyright infringement!

Image via Wikipedia An author and film-maker, J. Neil Schulman, wrote a novel in 1979 about the collapse of the American economy due to massive government overspending and pumping massive amounts of unbacked money and credit into the the system. Schulman claims the US government has stolen his plot! How long before the Randians follow […]



So, with all these bailouts, the fiscal crisis must be licked, no?

Gary North (subscribers only), an economist and historian, pointed out that the bailouts have not worked. This is not just his opinion, but the opinion of the American public  Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe the $787 billion stimulus package the president passed last year has helped create jobs, according to a new Pew Research […]