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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Thomas J. DiLorenzo See the original article published at Mises.org here... One of the oldest myths about capitalism is the notion that factories that offer the poor higher wages to lure them off the streets (and away from lives of begging, stealing, prostitution, or worse) or away fom back-breaking... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Art Carden See original post here... Consider this: we live in a world in which drivers will speed up in order to prevent you from getting over even though you very clearly had your turn signal on. It’s a minor annoyance with major political implications. Friedrich Hayek put it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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MR University, “An Online Education Platform” is a wonderful web site. They offer online economics courses at no charge. It just takes a few minutes of your time each day. Offering courses in both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, the list is quite substantial. Click here and scroll down… Also on offer... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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From the Cato Institute "What damage is being done by failing welfare states? What lessons can be learned from the best welfare states? And—is it too late to stop welfare states from permanently diminishing the lives and liberties of people around the world? "Traveling around the globe, James Bartholomew examines... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Editor, Prime Minister Christie while speaking at the University of The Bahamas last evening asked “What are we doing to save our young boys?” Prime Minister, has it taken the latest tragic & senseless killing of two teenaged boys last weekend for you to ask this question? After almost five... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, THERE has been much ado recently about the rude gesture of our Prime Minister at a recent rally. Except for the fact that they were finally able to take a picture of him “flippin’ the bird I ask the question Why Now? He has been 'giving us the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Many states require mandatory vehicle safety inspections, and that adds up to a hefty pricetag for drivers, but the Libertas Institute, an Atlas Network partner based in Utah, points out that there is no conclusive evidence that such inspections actually contribute to safer vehicles. After Libertas published a policy brief... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, I am moved to write following a recent article whereby the Royal Bank of Canada announced that it was closing branches in Treasure Cay, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells and Bimini. Apart from the pain of adding Bahamians to the list of the unemployed what was the motivation for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Image: Jones Communications Slaves to the Chinese State don’t get to travel at their whim while working in The Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister (PLP), Philip “Brave” Davis indicated the government was “concerned” that the travel documents of Chinese workers here at Bahamas Mar were withheld from them. The Tribune article... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of my favourite economists Robert Higgs, recently blasted the idea of even collecting international payments data saying “the world would have been a happier place had the data never been devised, popularized (in a rough way), and used by policy makers.” Dr. Higgs goes on to say: “The whole... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
by Jeffrey A. Tucker This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. The pronunciation in English is lay-say-fair. Its French origins date back to the late Renaissance. As the story goes, it was first used about the year 1680, a time when the nation-state was on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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For a week, this journal has been reporting that foreigners who worked at Baha Mar are enraged at getting offered maybe 2-4 cents on the dollar—or worse, getting no answers whatever to the claims they duly filed months ago— while Bahamians have been made whole. Surprise, surprise! They should have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Pirate Republic Brewing are gearing up for St. Paddy’s Day with a Green Beer Ale flowing off the taps complementing the best bar menu around. Add to that some great live music, and you're in for a real treat. Enjoy a sunset session with Tim Daniels & Pineapple down in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: The Tribune Dear Editor, There is a political featuring Dr.Hubert Minnis that seems to be highlighting all of the things that Dr.Minnis is not. The ad was broadcast last week and for some reason it was followed by a promo on the new critical care block at The Princess... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: The Tribune Dear Sir, Since the work on Baha Mar has begun and 600 persons have been hired so far; is it safe to say that the sale of Baha Mar has been completed? Are we going to have to wait until April 21, like Attorney Wayne Munroe is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A History of Education in The Bahamas Between the Pre-Emancipation Period 1734-1834 The Post-Emancipation and Modern Periods 1835-1947 Dr. Donald M McCartney, DM Part IV Read Part I here... Read Part II here... Read Part III here... Period IV The Mid Post-Emancipation and the Early Modern Periods – 1865-1947 This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A History of Education in The Bahamas Between the Pre-Emancipation Period 1734-1834 The Post-Emancipation and Modern Periods 1835-1947 Dr. Donald M McCartney, DM Part III Read Part I here... Read Part II here... The Early Post-Emancipation Period - 1835-1864 Education in The Early Post-Emancipation Period – 1835-1864 This period in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A History of Education in The Bahamas Between the Pre-Emancipation Period 1734-1834 The Post-Emancipation and Modern Periods 1835-1947 Dr. Donald M McCartney, DM Part II Read Part I here... Education in the Pre-Emancipation Period – 1734 -1834 The period 1734-1834 was seen as the earliest attempts at establishing an educational... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A History of Education in The Bahamas Between the Pre-Emancipation Period 1734-1834 The Post-Emancipation and Modern Periods 1835-1947 Dr. Donald M McCartney, DM Abstract The history of education in The Bahamas represents the genesis and building the foundation of the Bahamian people, which connects them to their past. History assists... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson I have just finished last year’s fascinating book, Power at Ground Zero by Lynette B. Sagalyn, about the rebuilding in downtown Manhattan after the horrendous 9/11 terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 people and destroyed the two 110-story World Trade Center buildings, whose collapse blighted an entire... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: Heather Carey Photography Dear Sir, Every Bahamian and his wife have been complaining – and quite rightly – about the insidious “very awful tax” but nobody, except, apparently, me, have even mentioned this terrible PLP government’s first tax foisted upon an unsuspecting populous, the Environmental Levy. I have said... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Inimitable Rex Murphy does it again. This time about some of those "green" ideas that will save us. Here's one of his brilliant lines: "Where are they now, those green promises of yesteryear? Most, in the merciful closet of willed amnesia, purged in Thomas Browne’s immortal phrase by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, FOR those of us who are old enough to have lived through the years of the 2nd World War and can remember the horrors of the Nazi regime and their iron fist, the proposed Interception of Communication Bill sounds very familiar. If this Bill is passed and becomes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The latest episode with the government attempting to pass legislation without public discussion or input, is yet another apparent abuse of power by this government. Had Civil Society not raised eternal hell the government proposed passing the Bill without public consultation. Now that government has backed down, I submit their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at WeblogBahamas.com