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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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I don't like gambling. I think it's addictive, it harms children's wellbeing and it takes money from the poor. If gambling is allowed it should be in the form of a lottery with all money earmarked for Education and Health. That's my opinion. Ever since the FNM stated they planned... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Most Marxists I've met can't seem to bring themselves to admit that is what they are and use all kinds of flowery language in an attempt to reverse the gains of Capitalism. Take government attempts to balance the budget and live within available revenue. Marxists refer to this as "austerity"... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Alan Charles Kors "The goal of socialism was to reap the cultural, scientific, creative, and communal rewards of abolishing private property and free markets, and to end human tyranny. Using the command of the state, Communism sought to create this socialist society. What in fact occurred was the achievement... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article, Banks Facing Billion Dollar Hit in Barbados, making the rounds on Social Media this past weekend is an example of theft by government. No more, no less. Bear with me. Barbados was on this trajectory for the last 20 - 25 years with their Government pretending it is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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True stories are sometimes more astounding than fiction. Such is the case with Pino Lella. This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. — Francois de... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"We live in a world of scarcity. Individually and collectively we want more than available resources can yield. That will remain true even as the supply of resources expands. That’s how people are. Ends exceed means. Demand exceeds supply. That’s why we economize and always will. That is why human... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Ilya Somin’s Democracy and Political Ignorance has profoundly influenced libertarian thinking about voters and elections. More generally, the 2016 primary season has satisfied few and left the electorate choosing between two highly disliked presidential candidates. "The appearance of the second edition of Democracy and Political Ignorance offers a chance to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I had forgotten I picked this book up a couple years ago and I'm finding it still relevant. Here's and excerpt from the liner notes: "Lobbyists and political insiders make millions from their personal connections to an ever-expanding federal government, while members of a struggling middle class watch their life... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dan Sanchez Ludwig von Mises boiled down capitalism to the essential features that he believed every citizen needed to know. This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. One day in 1959, hundreds of students, educators, and grandees filled the enormous lecture hall of the University... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of my overriding concerns since 1996 at least and maybe before has been the exponential increase in the deficit and debt trends of The Bahamas. Well I just came across the attached documents that are very enlightening. Hope you will take the time to peruse them. While I disagree... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Patrick Rahming The mechanic said to me, “I don’t have much to say. I’s just keep my head down an’ do what I could to survive, cuz them people don’t talk no sense. They wan’ keep spennin’ an’ borrowin’ money an’ then when they need money they tell the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mark Littlewood, director-general of the Institute of Economic Affairs in the UK, was recently in Denmark for Europe Liberty Forum and found out that "The Danish success story is not based on the sort of high-tax, high-spend approach that many outsiders would have you believe. Underpinning Denmark’s record as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. by Jarret B. Wollstein It is doubtful if any social concept in the entire history of man has been more fervently championed, more fiercely denounced, more misunderstood, more poorly defined, or more misrepresented than the idea of equality. Many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Excerpt from Business Bites first published in The Tribune June 5, 2018 The Rosewood opening ceremony last week gave a new touch to the vast Baha Mar complex. The event itself set a special standard. Unlike the jolly mob scenes that announced Hyatt and SLS, only a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Excerpt from Business Bites first published in The Tribune June 5, 2018 I see the new VAT-free Bread Basket will now include mustard. Why not ketchup? How did the Government’s expert nutritionist decide which flavoring is essential in the diet for the cash-strapped family? Also cheese: does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson Excerpt from Business Bites first published in The Tribune June 5, 2018 The decision of Barbados’ brand-new lady prime minister to abruptly call in the IMF for one of its standard visits by experts and “offers to help” really amounts to a declaration of national bankruptcy. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Pierre V. L. Dupuch In a letter to the editor "the Graduate" answered my article about Majority Rule in The Bahamas. I seldom answer such letters because the writer has not got the moral courage to use a proper name. So in this article I will refer to "the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Price of Negligence While I am not entirely happy with the lack of spending cuts or the increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) to 12% I must give two cheers to the government for stepping up to the plate with a serious plan to tackle the structural problems with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass rose to become a preeminent American intellectual and activist who, as statesman, author, lecturer, and scholar, helped lead the fight against slavery and racial oppression. Unlike many other leading abolitionists, Douglass embraced the U.S. Constitution, believing it to be an essentially anti-slavery document... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor, The Baptist leaders’ assertion that the governments proposed Marital Rape Bill “Tarnishes the sanctity of marriage” glaringly highlights the archaic mindset of many Bahamian men including a sizable block of the local clergy. Obviously, most of them are of the opinion that married women have no rights where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, I feel I must respond to Tradewinds comments in a previous post. I expected far better from him than regurgitated screams from low-IQ morons with a microphone shoved their face. Yes agreed the very awful tax was a disaster from the get-go, but, unfortunately we are saddled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dr. Donald M. McCartney DM After reading and hearing about the killing of a young man by a few police officers, the words "there has to be a better way" kept reverberating in my mind. I do not know who is right or wrong. I do not know the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A picture paints a thousand words... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From ideacity 2014. Truly fascinating. "Archeologist Brien Forester teaches the audience about cranial deformation around the globe and how he is working in what he calls forbidden archeology." Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com
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With the business community and taxpayer still trying to adjust to VAT at 7.5% will the government increase it tomorrow? The government's new budget set to be announced tomorrow and speculation is rife that the pernicious Value Added Tax (VAT) will be increased. When introduced VAT was touted as the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at WeblogBahamas.com