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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Paraphrasing here, …The dismal work environment of people in the public service fosters both rudeness and hypersensitivity, placing a very real burden on its members and the public… Sound familiar? Well its not about civil servants in The Bahamas, it's actually in relation to a recent study from Canada. But... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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There's only one question in relation to this issue: Why does government have to license or grant permission for any of us to marry? The only thing we need them for is to settle property disputes should a couple wish to separate. In other words, have a Court/Justice System that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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As the world watches yet another Greek tragedy play out, Richard Rahn's article, Switzerland, a Country That Works came to mind. Rahn quotes a Swiss friend that told him once: “It is not that we Swiss are smarter than others, but given our political system, by the time we get... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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As countries in our region get set to celebrate their independence (America July 4, Canada July 1, and The Bahamas of course on July 10) I stumbled across this interesting little read published by National Geographic with contributions from Parks Canada and the US National Park Service. Of course the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Max Borders at Fee.org tells us: "In making Voodoo Dolls, you don’t always have to pick on a specific person. You can go for a worldview. Salon has given libertarianism a lot of flak, of course. But now they’re going for an even bigger boogeyman, because the idea is to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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If we take an honest look around, the ineffectiveness of government surrounds us, yet on the other hand, so many of us call for them to do more and more. Education is failing our kids. Crime seems out of control. Public debt continues to escalate. Taxes are ever on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson OF late, political chicanery seems to be pervasive within our local political framework. Last Wednesday’s showdown in the House of Assembly left an entire nation without any contributions to the Budget debate from our country’s leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Matt Ridley writes in a recent Quadrant Magazine article that: "The great thing about science is that it’s self-correcting. The good drives out the bad, because experiments get replicated and hypotheses tested -- or so I used to think. Now, thanks largely to climate science, I see bad ideas can... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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More thoughts from Tradewinds All the talk and chatter about new faces emerging on the political scene and progressive reforms to transform the PLP and FNM the Bahamian people have heard many times before.. Yet, when all is said and done, no matter which political party wins the spoils of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Does anybody else experience the awe and wonderment and that warm and fuzzy feeling at the workings of our Ministry of Works and its over-worked (sic) Minister? …. err …. no? Didn’t think so! Minister Davis, one does have to wonder what is so difficult in taking time on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm not much of a TV news buff. No CNN, no Fox, no MSNBC, no ABC, no CBS, no NBC etc, but one show I thoroughly enjoy is Stossel (John Stossel) on Fox Business. You can watch Stossel's June 5 episode, Real Social Justice, here… Of course most "social justice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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...that are found in the pages of his fabulous treatise, Economics in One Lesson. Too bad our policy makers continue to ignore them to the peril of us all. “The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson OVER the last two weeks, there has been open jockeying for nominations in the Free National Movement, particularly among members of the old guard who have decided to voice their desires to run again in the mainstream press and on social media. I haven’t seen this many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, I hear this Government is now seriously considering a minimum wage of $210 per week, this happening amid a cacophony of noise wondering how the working man can survive on $175 per week? I say “more power to their elbow” and perhaps that same noise could work its miracle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The New York Times Retro Report recently ran a story about Paul Erhrlich's 1968 book, The Population Bomb. Back then it panicked everyone, but the story to date is entirely different than predicted. Clyde Haberman starts his article reminding us about Erhlich's "nightmarish visions of what lay ahead for humankind."... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, We Bahamians really are atrocious drivers! Need evidence, just go to any traffic light and watch drivers drive through not just the amber, or yellow, light but straight through the red as well; or how about a simple road junction, the majority of drivers who are turning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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June 15, 2015 marks the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and back on June 4, 2015 the CATO Institute hosted a wonderful discussion about the "Great Charter of Liberties". Their web site tells us: "June marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the “Great Charter of Liberties” that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by John H. McWhorter This article from July 2014 speaks to a discussion about an ice cream truck song, "Turkey in the Straw" has racist origins. Here's a particularly intriquing quote: "I fail to see in the conversation about conversation anything resembling what our greatest civil rights leaders tried so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson THE resignation of Greg Moss from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is indicative enough of an urgent need for a change in the direction within the organisation itself and with the governance of this country. When we talk about death by a thousand cuts, the governing party... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992) is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and his work still resonates with economists and scholars around the world today. Two decades after Hayek’s death, his ideas are increasingly relevant in an era where governments grow ever larger... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Just look at the statesmanship, openness and concern for spending the public's tax dollars by presenting the Auditor General's Report on the former government's Jobs Programme so we know what's going wrong. Or should I say, what "went" wrong. What might currently be going wrong with expenditures at Urban Renewal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Available August 15, 2015 Nationwide On Public Television Stations "INDIA AWAKES release celebrates India’s Independence Day and the entrepreneurial spirit rising from a nation embracing economic liberalization. "Erie, PA, (May 27, 2015) – India is coming alive and flourishing economically. In fact, Citigroup estimates that by 2050, India will have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com