Archive for the Economics Category

Budget Deals, the Debt Ceiling and other Washington D.C. Nonsense

Posted in Economics, Government, In the News, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by Xajow

With some dismay I have watched the politicians in Washington bicker over the past several weeks. The Republican leadership wastes every opportunity to criticize the President and the Democrats. The President, the Democrats, and their apologists continue to say perfectly idiotic things. And all the while, all of them act amazed that anyone would dare find reason to criticize. Poll after poll shows dissatisfaction and lack of confidence in the POTUS and in Congress. Well, here is a clue folks: this is what you get for voting the “practical” politicians into office. Continue reading

Holy Crap, March Is Here Already

Posted in Economics, Government, Morality, Politics, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by Xajow

Yeah, been a while.  It’s okay. I’m here now.

Kinda like the 2012 Mayan calendar “end of the world” thing, the date for the start of the much lamented sequestration has come, and the country has some how managed not to fall immediately into ruin. If President Obama believed the warnings he was using during his recent fear-mongering campaign, he must be shocked to see that there have not been immediate massive firings of teachers, police officers and fire fighters. Although why the federal government sequestration would have resulted in such, no one actually knows. Continue reading

A Market Solution for Healthcare

Posted in Economics, Free Market, Healthcare with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Xajow

So  the market can’t help the costs of  healthcare? Well, an article and video over at reason.com pretty much debunks that idea. Go to the other end of this link for the article. And here is the video:

It’s the Spending, Stupid

Posted in Economics, Explanation, Government, In the News, Politics, Taxes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Xajow

There is a lot of talk going on about the “fiscal cliff” and raising taxes. What few if any in the U.S. government seem to be willing to say is that this notion that Congress needs to take this so-called “balanced approach” to solving the problem of debt caused by Congress’s excessive spending, is a lot of nonsense. The government does not need more revenue. What it needs is to cut spending. And putting a lot of weight on the tax revenue side of things is not balanced at all. It is unbalanced, but it is also an attempt to misdirect the attention of the people. Continue reading

Some Political Musings

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Deregulation, Drug War, Economics, Government, In the News, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by Xajow

Well, I promised I would talk about politics this week. And now I am going to talk about politics. You have been warned. So let’s do this. Continue reading

The Case for Free Enterprise

Posted in Argumentation, Capitalism, Economics, Fairness, Free Enterprise, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by Xajow

No, no, no, this is not a post about the television show Star Trek: Enterprise. And no, this post is not about an obscure film called “Free Enterprise.” This is a post about some short films promoting the concept known as free enterprise, also sometimes called capitalism. Yes, I like capitalism. I believe it to be good for society. Why? Well, I will let the short films explain. Continue reading

Some People Seem to Not Understand the Word ‘Free’

Posted in Argumentation, Economics, First Amendment, In the News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by Xajow

The word ‘free’, like so many words in the English language these days, seems to be widely misused and misunderstood. One can see it in commercials and politics. It is bad enough in advertisements, but in politics it can get down right depressing and/or infuriating. Continue reading