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The Dunces Who Would Control Us

January 3rd, 2013 by Inspector · Comments Off on The Dunces Who Would Control Us · Uncategorized

Before the blood had even dried from the Sandy Hook mass murder, the control-freaks in the media and Washington were already screeching for new laws to infringe and destroy our right to keep and bear arms, and with it, our right to self defense. Others have already detailed the ways in which their proposed laws are […]

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Root Causes

December 23rd, 2012 by Inspector · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Dated 12/14/2012: I’m not going to talk about guns right now. I’m sure someone is going to call for some law at some point, and drag me into that. But, right now, I want to highlight that sick, murderous freaks are a product of a sick society. Ours is a sick society. One that does […]

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Belated Election Thoughts

November 21st, 2012 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Culture, Politics

People don’t learn from economic disasters alone. History has shown again and again that no matter how stark a disaster proves that a policy has failed, people can be convinced that the failure was due to not enough of it. Every stimulus in history didn’t fail… they just weren’t big enough. We need a bigger […]

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First, Do No Harm

July 31st, 2012 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Health care, like all goods and services, is a limited resource. Once it is removed from market forces by turning it over to the government and giving it away for “free*,” rationing is the inevitable consequence. Do you know what “rationing” means in the context of health care? This. This is what it means.

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The Morality Police

May 4th, 2012 by Inspector · 21 Comments · Culture, Politics

I find it very interesting that the Left likes to complain about the members of the Right – specifically those called Social Conservatives – who are out to be “The Morality Police.” Not because the Left is wrong here. They’re right to complain about this. It’s just ironic that they, of all people, do. What […]

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You’re Doing It Wrong

April 9th, 2012 by Inspector · 5 Comments · Culture

If your actions are indistinguishable from a Jim Crow era lynching except for which color of skin is on which side of the mob, then you’re doing the whole anti-racism thing wrong. Dr. King said that he had a dream where, “they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the […]

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Passing Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street, Part II

December 14th, 2011 by Inspector · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Some more passing thoughts on OWS: Their primary impetus seems to be that someone read Marx and told them that the rich are taking their wealth from the rest of us. This was untrue in the 19th century when it was written (excepting government-backed monopolies which were anti-capitalist, anyway). And it was a baffling confusion […]

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Ending Our Immoral Tax Code

November 27th, 2011 by Inspector · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Lately, there have been some proposals in the political mainstream for a flat tax system. Such proposals are very much worth considering. The current tax code, with its system of deductions and penalties is grossly immoral – the government has no right to reward or penalize our non-criminal behaviors.

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Passing thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

November 11th, 2011 by Inspector · 1 Comment · Politics, Uncategorized

The “Occupiers” are shamefully ignorant. Ignorant of the other 99%: the 99% of corporations that do nothing wrong. And another point of their ignorance is: what is the distinguishing attribute of the 1% who aren’t innocent? That 1% isn’t the biggest 1%. It isn’t the richest. It’s the group that are in bed with the […]

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Immigration – A Very Qualified “yes” and Several Badly Needed Questions

July 27th, 2010 by Inspector · 31 Comments · Uncategorized

I will start out by saying that I agree in principle with the Standard Objectivist Position On Immigration. The central solution to most current problems is to reform immigration law and abolish quotas so that the black market is removed, much like the whole war on drugs mess. However. I think that the way I […]

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Another One Bites The Dust

July 4th, 2009 by Inspector · 2 Comments · Business, Politics

Chrysler has filed for bankruptcy. The only good thing about the prospect of automakers going into bankruptcy was that it was a chance for the government to un-do the damage it did by coercing them to meet the unsustainable terms of the auto unions. They could have removed the debts to the unions and called […]

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Hybrids: A Malignant Mythology

April 5th, 2009 by Inspector · 11 Comments · Environmentalism, Politics

Congress and the media’s continual criticism of the domestic auto industry is that they lost out because they weren’t being enough like Toyota. (No, I don’t mean using non-union labor. Of course they didn’t mean that.) The repeated cry is that Detroit failed because they were “living in the past” by building large and powerful […]

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Panel Discussion on Obama’s Speech and Jindal’s Response

March 2nd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 7 Comments · Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a speech before both houses of Congress last Tuesday and Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal gave the Republican response shortly afterwards. Given the gravity of the moment, we at TNC decided to collect our thoughts on the speeches as a panel discussion.

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Shell Game

February 18th, 2009 by Inspector · 6 Comments · Business

I don’t normally watch The Daily Show, but I caught part of an episode by accident today. In it, Jon Stewart was grilling a former Republican congressman about his opposition to Obama’s massive “bailout.” Stewart had this Republican on the ropes because he was able to control the language of their discussion and this hapless […]

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A More Fundamental Problem

December 25th, 2008 by Inspector · 11 Comments · Culture, Politics

It struck me, the other day, just how much time I have to spend making a case that so-called “moderate” wings of the dreadful movements that America faces are effectively indistinguishable from the so-called “radical” or “extreme” wings. That it is not just, to give a few (by no means exhaustive) examples, “radical” Environmentalism, “radical” […]

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