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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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While grocery shopping this weekend we noticed that limes were the astronomical price of $0.69 each, plus VAT of course. This is unconscionable and the government must step in and do something! But wait a minute. Didn’t our proactive government solve this problem in 2014 when they bought 1,000 lime... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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All the worry about Donald Trump’s potential abuses of power reminded me of Robert Higgs book Delusions of Power and specifically chapter two where he asks, and answers, the question “Do Slavery and Government Rest on the Same Rationalizations?” He sums up the discussion this way: “The parallels between the... Continue reading
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Well it's that time of year again when the government asks the business community to visit several of its bureau's to get a letter for them confirming you've paid your various taxes so they can tax you even more to provide a license to operate. Under the threat of fines... Continue reading
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Oxfam says; “Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, …” More… But did you know; “Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is? Or given... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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There seems to be trouble in the fly fishing guide camps over the new fly fishing regulations. One group thinks the regulations are over the top and will harm the industry, while the other group - the in crowd with the government maybe - thinks they are just fine. What... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe News stories like this about presidents and prime ministers pretending to be regular folk make me want to vomit. A friend sent this recent piece suggesting President Obama is just “…a Normal Dude”. Then a few days later this article taking a jab at the Prime Minister... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Sean Malone This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. "Hidden Figures,” a historical drama about the science and personalities behind John Glenn’s 1962 orbit around the earth, is a film about the individual's role in shaping progress through freedom, equal rights, entrepreneurship, and great personal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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W.W. Norton & Company • 1998 • 650 pages Randall Holcombe is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Economic historian David Landes explains in this book why some nations are rich and some poor by appealing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Join The Nassau Institute at The University of The Bahamas Wednesday, January 25, 2017 for a lecture by John Rodgers on ”Is devaluation in the cards“ in lecture hall at the Harry C. Moore Library at of The University of The Bahamas starting at 6:30pm. Summary: “Recently, in the newspapers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The makers of EpiPen are now facing lower priced competition from a generic version that sells for just $109.99 for a two-pack as opposed to $600 or more. CVS is marketing the cheaper allergy drug in over 9,500 stores Across the US. Just a few months ago Mylan NV was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and I got one recently while visiting Marsh Harbour, Abaco. They've been diligently replacing road signs like the one on the left and growing up there as a kid this road was always known as Stede Bonnet Road. I had always assumed it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Editor, We hear more than enough, in my view, about “Majority Rule” and its advent in the Bahamas tagged to January 10th 1967. I think that it is important for all people to understand that January 10th 1967 WAS NOT the first time that the majority black population voted in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Editor, I was quite shocked at my friend Mario Carey’s admonition in Friday’s Tribune Business, that “the Government should get a handle on Airbnb because it is doing so well”. Government involvement in this business will be the death of it in the Bahamas. Bahamians are so myopic unfortunately but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time It’s something unpredictable, but in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Book Review by Richard Coulson Sir Orville Turnquest’s recently published book, What Manner of Man is This? is becoming a best-seller in The Bahamas—as well it should be. The title refers to the Duke of Windsor, our Royal Governor from 1940-1945, when we were a dependent Crown Colony, and its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. by Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve always viewed Ayn Rand’s most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, as a warning about the dangers of over-regulation, over-taxation, and excessive redistribution. I won’t spoil the plot for those who haven’t yet read the book,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Sidney Sweeting DDS It was reported in the magazine of Rotary International (The Rotarian) that 1.4 billion people live on $1.25 a day . In the Bahamas our government has spent 20 million dollars on Carnival (which is nothing more than a contest to see which female can wear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, I note there is discussion again concerning a third edition of that terrible carnival, but no confirmation from this disastrous government that they will NOT be funding the 2017 event. I am hoping against hope that those three honourable and highly respected Bahamian businessmen; Messrs Gowon Bowe, Michael Maura... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, There has been so much joy emanating from various Ministry of Finance bosses that the Very Awful Tax has raised about $1 billion since installation, unfortunately we, of course, are not being told the whole truth. This has been mentioned in the past but no-body from the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson By all accounts, in 2017 the major political parties will no doubt be conducting a scorched earth policy in the lead up to what will likely be a hotly contested general election. I am hopeful that in the new year, a line is drawn in the political... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Saying farewell after 25 years of writing a weekly column at 86 years old, Thomas Sowell leaves a legacy hard to match. Read his take on it here… Not only does he leave his columns of the past 25 years to stimulate us, his 40 books are also a treasure... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com