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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Some thoughts from Tradewinds Often in commentary about the pending impact of Value Added Tax (VAT) on the Bahamian economy, the term "Stagflation" is used to describe the resulting consequences from such a policy.. It sounds like a rather frightening term and that very well is true as VAT will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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I had great fun going through some photographs yesterday. Hope you enjoy the sights. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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A fine band formed by Stephen Stills in 1971. Regretfully they only managed to make two albums, Manassas in 1972 and Down the Road in 1973. A compilation entitled Pieces was released in 2009. Fit to be Tied form Pieces is a most enjoyable track and I trust you will... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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We thought there were two. Then on Friday we saw a third. And at feeding time a fourth one poked its head out. The babies are in the eave of the neighbours workshop, and it's the second year in a row they've nested there. A friend sent me some info... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"The eight books on this list offer a thorough but accessible introduction to libertarianism. "Libertarianism—its theory, its practice—is an awfully big topic. This reading list gives you a place to start. A combination of newcomers and established classics, these books offer accessible introductions to variety of libertarian thought, from philosophy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Professor Richard Ebeling brought "Pauperism: Its causes and Remedies" to my attention in a post on his Facebook page while commenting on a video about a British mother encouraging her daughter to get pregnant and get on the dole. He noted: This is "a mentality that has grown in our... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Just as options seem to be running out "An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star" has been found (Science Magazine). The possibilities seem endless. See more here… at CBC News. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at about 9:40pm the phone rang. Immediately there was a sense of dread. Could it be Robert, Heather or Zach calling that Leah had succumbed to her illness? Thoughts raced through the mind as Heather confirmed our fears. There was relief that Leah did not have... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Tradewinds It is often difficult to understand the foolish pronouncements and cockamamie statements made by high level representatives of the WTO when they visit The Bahamas.. At times one wonders what they ever learned about about the Theory of Comparative Advantage and international trade.. All their chatter is designed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Vir Ipse Nassau speed weeks resulted from an idea of American entrepreneur Sherman 'Red' Crise. Red was a powerhouse, typical of those Americans who promote anything and everything with an enthusiasm which is hard for ordinary folk to believe. I was fortunate to meet him from time to time,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Harry Strachan I have long wondered how many people have used the “back door” and paid $450, I believe is the going rate, to get their drivers’ licence because the standard of driving presently on this tiny island is horrendous and continuing to drop! Just take a journey along... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Like the old radio emergency broadcast system, this is a warning, for the next minute or two, as long as it takes you to read this, you will be subjected to a request. That request is that you not get lulled to sleep by the PLP's political lullaby that VAT... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From his eleventh album, Ry's version of this Johnny Cash tune is nothing short of splendid. Mind you Johnny Cash's original wasn't so bad either. Listen to Johnny Cash's version here (You Tube)… I can't find a web site by Ry Cooder, but you can find out more about him... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Taken a couple years back while visiting the kids in Vancouver. We went for a hike and picnic in North Vancouver, BC. Simply beautiful, even though I was trying out various manual settings with my camera. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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For decades(?) now we've heard that joining to WTO means reducing our import duty tax rates because these prevented trade or blocked entry of goods from other countries into The Bahamas. So in its wisdom, the government changed the name of Import Duty to Excise Tax thinking this would call... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by H. Armbrister Why have Messrs. Bradley Roberts and Franklyn Wilson suddenly resurrected that dead issue of BTC and C&W? Firstly, it is not possible to put a positive spin on what this Government achieved (sic) with their so-called negotiations but, secondly I, for one, have to wonder why this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A new comedy by ROBIN BELFIELD "Following the success of Othello (or The Tragedy of Conchy Joe), Yellowtale Theatre Company is proud to premiere this new comedy set on a fictional island in The Bahamas. "Featuring all-Bahamian cast: Craig Pinder, Claudette “Cookie” Allens, Dana J Ferguson, Duncan Casey "The action... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A friend sent this article... over the other day. It really is mind boggling to see how long it will take for the US to pay their debt off. Also, click on the image to see "Who In Washington Is Responsible For The U.S. DEBT". Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It seems no matter the question that comes up to Ministers of Government about some issue the country the stock answer goes something like this. Well you know, when those other guys were the government they caused this. Whatever issue you can name the response seems to be the same.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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As The Bahamas considers implementing yet another tax (VAT) and more and more regulations (standards bureau etc) it seems appropriate that they consider the damage done to economies all over the world with policies like these before jumping in head first. The Economist Magazine recently offered up some interesting food... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of my favourite economists puts things very succinctly in this 17 minute video. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I just purchased Out of Poverty, Professor Powell's "comprehensive defense of third-world sweatshops". The book, "...explains how these sweatshops provide the best available opportunity to workers and how they play an important role in the process of development that eventually leads to better wages and working conditions. Using economic theory,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sometimes I simply need a virtual journey. And from where I sit Trey Ratcliff's, Stuck In Customs blog does the trick. Please take a visit by clicking here… http://www.stuckincustoms.com/ View his amazing portfolio here… http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"In Anarchy Unbound, Peter T. Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance. Relying on experience from the past and present, Professor Leeson provides evidence of anarchy "working" where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Provocatively, Leeson argues that in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com