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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Logan Albright This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. The political Left, particularly in its extreme forms, has always been skillful in the use of language to further its ends. Recognizing that perception matters more than reality, exponents of socialism and communism use words in... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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First published in The Tribune April 17, 2018 Oban Environmentalists: Relax Those who worry about the hypothetical Oban refinery, with its port facility and storage tanks, destroying the wetlands and fishing grounds of East End Grand Bahama should heave a sigh of relief: it won’t be built, in any conceivable... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dr. Donald M. McCartney DM There are many factors that impact governance, particularly good governance. One of the foundational requirements of good governance is a strong and vibrant public or civil service. A strong and vibrant public service is serviced by all public officers in general and senior public... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to the Nassau Guardian of April 12, 2018 "Several members of the Straw Business Person’s Society held a march and demonstrated in Rawson Square ... demanding the reopening of over 300 stalls closed due to arrears,..." The Nassau Institute commissioned a brief study of the Straw Market back in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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President Trump has again invoked his authority under a rarely used statute to levy restrictions on a vast swath of imports and investment from China. The implementation of these tariffs would carry grave risks for the international trading system. According to Cato scholar Daniel J. Ikenson, “President Trump’s ‘remedies’ are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
For the vast majority of us, technologically-induced labor market change will make our working lives better, and we should look forward to it with glee. by Andrew Lilico This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Technological progress has frequently resulted in changes in the nature of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
I never encountered anti-semitism until I went to work in Poland in 1992. I was a partner in a Jewish law firm, by which I mean it had been founded by Jewish lawyers and most of the partners were Jewish. I don't remember considering the matter when deciding to apply... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, If the idio.. in charge of the Post Office continue with this ludicrous idea to move the Central (Main) Post Office to Gladstone Road then, we, the people, demand that street deliveries for mail be instigated immediately. H. Armbrister The views expressed are those of the author, and not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
We don’t have to agree on the cause in order to make the situation better: by Richard Morrison This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Our friend Marian Tupy and his team over at HumanProgress.org have exciting news: They’ve just rolled out a major site upgrade.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Whenever one mentions that fossil fuels will be a part of our future for many years to come the green movement goes apoplectic, but that does intoc change the evidence leading to that position. A column by Jeffrey Simpson, updated March 24, 2017 speaks to that issue with determined eloquence.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, Why, oh why, does our Bahamian Political Class REFUSE to listen to a) their employees and b) the general public. Why is the Minister responsible for the Post Office, like his PLP predecessor, insisting on taking on someone else’s cast-off, a building for the “new” Post Office,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I went along to a commercial bank Thursday past to pay my American Express bill. On approaching the teller I was told I had to present my complete statement as the Central Bank has mandated that the bank ensure that individuals are not making a mortgage payment. My immediate reaction... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Why the “conscious capitalist” thinks we are headed for "a consumer utopia." "We're going to reinvent the supermarket business as we know it," says John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, about his company's recent, controversial merger with online retailer Amazon. "If that happens, it means that Mackey will have reinvented... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. A government is an institution that holds the exclusive power to enforce certain rules of social conduct in a given geographical area. Do men need such an institution -- and why? Since man's mind is his basic tool of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Food for thought from Britain's "The Last Ditch" Humans are tribal. If a language is really old, like Chinese or the tongues of the Native American tribes, the word for ones own people is "human" and the words for other peoples are derogatory – "foreign devil" or the like. The... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 31, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, In response to the Tribune Editorial of May 30th 2017, Historic Nassau –A City in Desperate Need of Saving, I would offer the following. The entire country is one huge dump regardless of which island you're portraying, a situation that says much about what the average Bahamians priorities... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, Since my visit to Clifton Heritage Park in late February, during which a cleanup of the Sacred Space and adjacent property was underway, I have continued to monitor the progress. A low wall of cut native stone is being constructed roadside opposite the Sacred Space and is very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Published in The Tribune March 27, 2018 The Oban Saga: Not all Black Light is beginning to appear dimly at the end of the tunnel – the dark and murky tunnel that we entered a little over a month ago. On February 19th Prime Minister Minnis used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A significant percentage of the world’s violence could be prevented by ending the War on Drugs. by Brian Saady This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said: The manner in which this war... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"In the coming weeks, the Mercatus Center will share recently released research focused on a “Pathway to Economic Growth.” The research outlines how to lift up all Americans and reach our true economic potential: Develop talent that drives economic growth. Create an environment that encourages innovation. Continue policies that have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of the most curious aspects of the Oban "deal" the government signed onto is waiving the results of an Environmental Impact Assessment EIA). While I am opposed to government over-regulation and not necessarily opposed to a refinery for Grand Bahama, why write a law, establish a government bureaucracy and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell "Cosmic justice is one of the impossible dreams which has a very high cost and very dangerous potentialities. "What is cosmic justice and how does it differ from more traditional conceptions of justice-- and from the more recent and more fervently sought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dr. Donald M. McCartney DM I have just been informed of the passing of Theresa Moxey-Ingraham. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham used to be a good friend of mine. We became friends during the teachers' strike in the early 1980s. As a matter of fact, she was the only Cabinet Minister who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thursday, April 5, 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, April 5, 2018 for a lecture by Benjamin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Bahamas National Trust has come out strongly against the Oban Energies deal the Government has signed citing potential environmental damage to the nearby National Parks. Their concerns are reasonable and coming from the country's most important environmental group add weight to the controversy surrounding this arrangement. But the main... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com