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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Over at The Nassau Institute site, Professor Jaana Woiceshyn provides an interesting answer. Here's a couple brief quotes: "As Peter Schwartz convincingly argues, modern intellectuals have distorted ‘selfishness’ by packaging together two disparate elements: the legitimate pursuit of one’s self-interest and the immoral exploitation of others by force or fraud.... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at
Business Bites by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune February 15, 2018 Immigration-i.e. Haitians The headlines about the round-trip of Jean Romy Jean-Charles, and his continuing uncertain certain legal status, tell us again how much we worry about ONE Haitian found in our country. Brits or Swedes or Poles... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at
Dear Mr. Editor, I note from a news clip I heard that the Inter-American Development Bank is lending us yet another $20million, apparently for, even more, remedial work at the Government Land-fill, aka, the City Dump. I have to ask, why? Surely the PLP’s first act almost within hours of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at
Dear Editor, In yesterday’s Nassau Guardian, the business sections headline quotes The Pointe’s President Mr. Daniel Lui stating that at their current phase of development there are fifty eight Bahamians and one hundred & fifty local contractors currently employed there. Assuming this is not a misprint, would Mr. Lui or... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at
The Minister of Health and the Minister of Labour have apparently been meeting with some people in the business community over price control. One Minister outlines the reality of price controls and why they don't work and the other thinks they are good. Supposedly they were in the same meetings.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at
Dear Editor, The World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report, 2017, for the Latin American and Caribbean Division shows certain rankings. Overall, in terms of doing business, the Bahamas ranks119 out of 190. When one considers just the Latin American And Caribbean Division, it appears from the rankings on "getting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at
Darn good reads... Andrew Sullivan on We All Live on Campus Now "The goal of our culture now is not the emancipation of the individual from the group, but the permanent definition of the individual by the group. We used to call this bigotry. Now we call it being woke.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at
This article was originally published on Read the original article. Discovering Ayn Rand is a collection of essays discussing her ideas and influence. Download: Rand,Ayn.-.Discovering.Ayn.Rand.-.Modern.Essays.on.Her.Life.and.Ideas[FEE][2018.02.01].mobi Rand,Ayn.-.Discovering.Ayn.Rand.-.Modern.Essays.on.Her.Life.and.Ideas[FEE][2018.02.01].epub Discovering Ayn Rand.pdf So many of today’s most important writers for liberty were first inspired by Ayn Rand. But most people haven’t discovered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at
From Matt Ridley's Blog, Published on: Monday, 20 November, 2017 A lawsuit reveals a bitter split over renewable energy His Reaction article on the disputes within the green movement: "You can always tell when there is a United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties (COP) coming up, because there are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at
And American solar industry jobs in particular. by Barry Brownstein Read article at here... Despite receiving billions of dollars in subsidies, the U.S. solar panel manufacturing industry is not competitive with Chinese imports. There is a robust solar industry in the United States; it’s just not in the manufacture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at
Dear Mr. Editor, May I enter a plea for road users to the road and transport authorities to seriously, but seriously, reconsider speed limits in this country, specifically limits on 2-lane dual carriageways. It is an old axiom that any law which is frequently broken by otherwise well-respected, law abiding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at
This article was originally published on Read the original article. by Pierre Lemieux One can, à la James Buchanan, imagine politics as exchange. With Gordon Tullock, Buchanan wrote: Men co-operate through exchange of goods and services in organized markets, and such co-operation implies mutual gain. ... At base, political... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at
Photo: Eleuthera News Why do we spend $149 million on each Defense Force boat, if the 100,000.00 plus square miles of Bahamian waters could perhaps be covered more efficiently, safely and with less cost, by drones? If we are going to allow immigrants to land here, (and that is what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at
As The Bahamas Government faces uncertainty on how to grapple with a very slow economy, adding more regulations and taxes is not the way to go. Just ask Canada in recent months and years. As this article from The Fraser Institute points out; "Governments must focus on competitiveness this coming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at
How often have you heard the steps at Clifton Pier referred to as the "Slave Steps"? It seems plausible and the steps are a neat feature at Clifton, but as Larry Smith explained in a column back in 2013, it's all a myth. Read it here... "Unfortunately for the romanticists,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at
Remarks by an RBC Royal Bank executive has set a firestorm of criticism of the institution. Read the article here... If we focus on the content of his speech rather than his big white bogeyman status there is a lot more than a nugget of truth in his remarks but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at
Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Mario Bannister’s letter “Fighting for Clifton” in today’s Nassau Guardian. My letter of January 22nd was not solely a criticism of the current conditions of the parks environs but to also draw attention to a problem that plagues the entire country, that of illegal... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at
The government has promised a $25 million dollar "investment" for the development of small and medium-sized businesses over a five-year period. Of course this sounds wonderful. A benevolent government going to take tax dollars from one group of people to help another open a business. How magnanimous he says with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at
Thoughts from Tradewinds Prior to the 1960's we were individually responsible for our own conduct.. Our values were based on family support, educational advancement and a strong religious foundation.. Individual respect was earned through achievement and not given away for political cronyism.. Our schools taught us intellectual betterment and our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at
Amazon should build its headquarters solely with its own money. by Dan Mitchell This article was originally published on Read the original article. I explained back in 2013 that there is a big difference between being pro-market and being pro-business. Pro-market is a belief in genuine free enterprise, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at
Thoughts from Tradewinds Recent blogs, "Potholes in Paradise", and "Heritage Horror", described the terrible reality of failing Infrastructure in the Bahamas which now has reached the stage of being a national tragedy.. Any country, without reliable, modern and well maintained infrastructure, will find it almost impossible to attract much needed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at
Not sure how I stumbled across this article this morning but it's worth a read. The article at Value Walk is entitled Betting Against The USA. Here's an excerpt: "In the history of mankind, no single nation has developed, grown and innovated like the United States of America. No other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at
The older I get the more frustrated I get with political spin and I am even more disappointed that Mr. Chester Cooper, Opposition Shadow Finance Minister would engage in it. In a recent letter in The Punch he rightly states that the FNM Government has a duty to inform the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at
Dear Editor, Yesterday I took some house guests for a tour of Clifton Heritage Park and the Antonius Roberts Sacred Space sculptures. I left sometime later with a deep sense of shame and outrage. Once pristine walking trails in the park have been ravaged by four wheeled ATV traffic; piles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at
Pothole Example Dear Editor, The condition of Nassau’s roads especially after the recent heavy rains is appalling. If the Minister for Works has any road paving staff remaining that he is not prosecuting would he please have them speedily address this, in particular some of the more prominent craters in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at