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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Leandra Esfakis A few words from the Byzantines on this topic: "The ruler's highest achievement is the administration of Justice." Nicoholas I Mysticos, 10th Century Ecumenical Patriach of Constantinople. Unfortunately it seems our rulers do not hold the administration of justice in high regard. Instead they have appointed a... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mr. Paul Major, Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) suggested that from day one, Carnival was not intended to be profitable and never will be. And you know what? He's correct. Setting this admission aside for a moment, upon releasing the financials for Carnival 2016, nearly five months... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Mr. Editor, Why is it that nobody in the Lower House or the Senate is prepared to accept that, as things stand, NHI will be an unmitigated disaster? Here is an idea, ALL members of both Houses are required to give up their private health care insurances and utilize,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
Back in December last year the Australian Government was considering a multi-million dollar bailout to the Taxi industry for being unable to compete with modern alternatives like Uber. The Coalition of Obsolete Industries believes the government should also be compensating and subsidising ALL obsolete industries! Visit The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson There were political fireworks in Long Island on Monday. The embers are still smouldering and the talk about what transpired has graced the front pages of the newspapers, revealing that certain politicians are more proficient political spinners than Rumpelstiltskin. Any claim that Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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As I watch all the hate meme's about the American Political scene I'm reminded of Henry Hazlitt's book, Is Politics Insoluble and I think it can be summed up by the following quote from Mr. Hazlitt: "In the last hundred years the historic tendency nearly everywhere has been a constant... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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In her article for Canada’s National Post’s Full Comment, Kelly McParland says: “Venezuela has become the basket case of the western hemisphere, a case study on how not to run a country and a living example of what happens when a left-wing government is let loose with utopian economics. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30pm Join The Nassau Institute in collaboration with the Banking, Economics & Finance Department, The School of Business and The Economics Society of The College of The Bahamas, Thursday, October 20, 2016 for a lecture by Professor Richard Ebeling on "Entrepreneurship, the Market Economy and Human... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune, Monday, September 5, 2016, and is posted here with the kind permission of the author. In debating the pending Baha Mar payouts, let’s recognize one good thing amidst the surrounding sea of errors and deception: former Baha Mar employees (about 2,000 of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Just received a copy of Mr. Lawrence W. Reed’s new book, Real Heroes. It’s packed with stories on 40 world heroes like Cicero, Anne Frank, Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens and Nicholas Winton to name but few. T.K. Coleman, education director for Praxis tells us: “Reed demystifies the concept of what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Steven Horwitz FEE.org Distinguished Fellow Over Labor Day weekend, I saw many friends arguing that labor unions and government intervention “humanized capitalism” by giving us the 8-hour workday, the 40-hour workweek, ending child labor, and so forth. Unfortunately, these folks have their history backward. The wealth produced by capitalism... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson In recent years, it appears that some unions are electing grubby little ingrates, position seekers and tunnel-vision headline hunters to front office positions. There appears to be little interest in the members, as these so-called leaders are not seeking solutions to labour issues but instead are contributing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sign the petition here... www.campaign242.org/foia_bahamas Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
by Lawrence W. Reed Forty-six years ago, I enrolled as a freshman at Grove City College in Pennsylvania for one reason. His name was Dr. Hans F. Sennholz, one of only four individuals ever to earn a PhD under the tutelage of Ludwig von Mises. Sennholz was himself an extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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L to R Joe Euteneuer, Robert Van Wynen What does Led Zepplin, Neil Young, REM, Eagles, America, Jimmy Buffett and Beatles music all have in common? Well I thought you would never ask. You can hear them being performed by Skylarkin' at Pirates Republic Brewing on Friday night, September 16,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Since December 20, 2015 neither political party in Spain has been able to secure a majority to form a government nor have they been able to forge a coalition. With almost a year gone by with no government, and with the country's economic indicators improving, "people wonder if it really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune, Monday, September 5, 2016, and is posted here with the kind permission of the author. Last week the Prime Minister proudly announced that he persuaded the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to contribute about $100 million “as a goodwill gesture” payment to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Associated Press article above, was carried in Saturday’s Nassau Guardian is intriguing to say the least. Here’s an excerpt: “HAVANA (AP) — At the height of Cuba's post-Soviet economic crisis, a man with the obscure title of city historian began transforming Havana's crumbling historic center block by block, polishing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson I have a serious problem with the chumminess between police prosecutors and Magistrates. I’m doubtful that one can be a minister of justice/prosecutor and a police officer, charged with investigating crimes at the same time. There arises a genuine conflict between these roles. Surely, the conflict is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson OF LATE, the troubling trend of arresting and charging or threatening to charge people for criminal libel has been an ongoing exercise on the part of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and has set tongues wagging, with many Bahamians expressing dismay and disdain at what appears to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Bahamas Power & Light revelations point us toward a more fundamental problem with the government. We can sum it up in a word: Neglect. But we must not forget it is more important to most politicians that The Bahamas appear to be something we are not. We should have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Go here for the agenda... Go here to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlons The swim will take place at Jaws Beach. Jaws Beach • Clifton Nassau, NP, Bahamas The bike will be an extension of the albany loop. The run will be on the clifton heritage trails. Olympic distance athletes will do 2 laps.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune, Monday, September 5, 2016, and is posted here with the kind permission of the author. With all the noise in the market we have got to buy the fish and accept that the Prime Minister has negotiated a deal, however sloppy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It doesn't have to be that way When we examine the results of Venezuela's public policies over the past couple decades it seems ever so much more obvious that Pinochet put Chile on the correct economic course. As my statists friends that jump to the defence of merciless dictators like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com