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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Location: The University of The Bahamas. Harry C. Moore Library Lecture Hall. The Nassau Institute & Templeton Religion Trust, in Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas Present Art Carden Speaking on: Leave Me... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"In a bold new book about Hayek, the George Mason economist says "too much time and effort has been put into repackaging and marketing a fixed doctrine of eternal truths." by Nick Gillespie "With populism on the rise, capitalism under attack, and socialism back in vogue, the work of Austrian... Continue reading
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Thoughts from Tradewinds... Could Capitalism be such a center of hate if it were not so successful as an economic system?? Every productive and successful nation of the World today has Capitalism as its basis of economic exchange.. In Communist Cuba, for example, everywhere you go "black markets" seen to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Ryan Bourne dispels many of the criticisms of Capitalism. "Whether through ignorance or utopianism, lots of people forget we live in unprecedented prosperity. Poverty is not a product of capitalism, but has been with mankind for all time. The facts speak for themselves." Read more here... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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The fact that The Bahamas is not reaching out to help Haiti with a donation after the recent earthquake there presents a perfect opportunity for all concerned to make personal donations. On one hand we rightly complain with excessive Government spending, deficits and debt while on the other we're concerned... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm saddened but shouldn't be because the political process always reveals itself as insoluble. Surely on "big" issues like the national debt, taxes, the economy, education and crime, just to name a few, the political parties should be able to close ranks and offer ideas for improvement? Or at least... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Some interesting reads for a Heroes Day... How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker. by Burton W. Folsom Capitalism Worked, but We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In this passionate talk, Magatte Wade urges government officials to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Africa. She points to fundamental and systematic problems that make it harder for a business to flourish. What can we do to prompt and use government solutions? Watch her talk below. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Richard Coulson raises an interesting discussion over at The Nassau Institute. Here's a snippet: "Suddenly, Bahamians are becoming more aware of the vast universe of investments percolating in securities markets beyond our shores. Under the newly relaxed rules of the benevolent Central Bank, citizens holding nothing but Bahamian dollars can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Frederic Bastiat's "The Law," written near the end of his life in 1850 France, is a symphony of ideas. by Stanton Skerjanec See article at FEE.org here... My high school economic students are reading their first book of the year, one that is close to the hearts of liberty lovers:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Hat tip to Lawrence Reed for sharing “Francisco’s Money Speech” from Ayn Rand's brilliant novel, Atlas Shrugged. It was good to read the speech again. One forgets how gripping it is. Hope you can take the time to read it. Click here to read the speech... Click here to visit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Johan Norberg is a Swedish filmmaker, Cato Senior Fellow, and host of the new documentary, “Sweden: Lessons for American?” On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Norberg debunks the myths and misconceptions about the supposedly “socialist” country of Sweden. They discuss what lessons America can learn from Sweden’s economy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Tom Paine Posted here with the kind permission of the author. See original article here... Democracy does not determine right and wrong. Democratic outcomes are not necessarily correct. If you live in an unfettered democracy like that of the United Kingdom, you will often find yourself on the wrong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Basil Ivan Johnson, CBE, DFM, RAFVR; 1920 to 2004 EDITOR, There recently has been much in the press and on radio and TV about Bahamian Heroes. I can’t understand why many Bahamians think that politicians and past Governor Generals, who lived on Mount Fitzwilliam are heroes. They filled a necessary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Sorry to say, but the police squandered a road safety moment on TV recently. Watching the news we saw a woman motorcycle police sergeant on Prince Charles Drive humming and haring about what the amber traffic light does or doesn’t mean. I will quote what my driving test examiner... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Introduction: An article in the Nassau Tribune on September 5, 2018, expressed many learned opinions on how local government would improve New Providence communities. It was quite theoretical and full of good intentions. Although the origin of the article was not identified, Senator Ranard Henfield was mentioned as leading a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"NIB takes in from contributions about $280 million per year and in recent years has paid out $285 million." Nassau Guardian, Tuesday, September 25, 2018. As each year passes things get worse yet nothing is done. It is no more than a Ponzi Scheme. The Government can't raise rates as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, Anything that can be done to slow and prevent the incidence of pedestrians hurt in traffic mishaps is to be applauded; however the imposition of the new light system by the University on Thompson Boulevard is, I regret to say, an unmitigated disaster for that traffic. During... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Ever noticed when you disagree with the Government or group how the discussion immediately turns into an argument and insults fly. Rational discussion goes out the window. The recent Kavanaugh nomination to the US Supreme Court has brought this display raging to the forefront. Andrew Sullivan has the best take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I read with astonishment the list of those persons comprising the Prime Ministers delegation attending the UN meetings in New York. Excluding the Prime Minister and his wife, no less than fifteen other individuals required to make up the Royal entourage, Fred Mitchell must be experiencing heart palpitations.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) is seeking a visionary leader and business community ambassador as CEO. This person will serve as a key representative for the Chamber, be responsible and accountable for it's operations and will represent the Chamber to numerous partners, local businesses and fellow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Professor Per Bylund has an interesting take over at The Nassau Institute. Here's an excerpt: "Automation seems to be a never-ending source of fear-mongering. Judging from the commentary, robots will “replace us” and cause large-scale unemployment. With the entry of artificial intelligence (AI), and robots that make robots, the value... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Excerpt from the unpublished manuscript of Dr. McCartney’s book From The Heart And Soul: For Love Of Country The policymakers, who were responsible for the changes made in the education system of The Bahamas in 1967, appear not to have taken into consideration the historic or cultural factors. Hence, instead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis… Join The Nassau Institute at The University of The Bahamas Thursday, September 20, 2018 for a lecture by Phillip... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, WILL the real Hubert Minnis please stand Up! At the funeral of the late Stephen Isaacs, Chief Justice of The Bahamas, the Prime Minister, the Hon Hubert Minnis made very interesting remarks concerning the Rule of Law, noting that it is needed in an orderly society, and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com