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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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From his 2014 release Hindsight, featuring Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa, Stone Cold, produced by Kevin Shirley is simply brilliant. Some soulful grooves like I haven't heard in a long time. Find out more about Jimmy Barnes here… Joe Bonamassa here… Tina Arena here… and Kevin Shirley here… But, most... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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We enjoyed a couple hours at the Rum Bahamas Festival yesterday. Beside the many fabulous rums to sample, there's food galore, craft work, music and lectures too. Check it out. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson EVEN if a minister has received a pass grade during these three weeks of the Cabinet Report, note that I will be watching closely and therefore they could either improve or be on a downgrade watch. As I conclude today, I trust that the government would seek... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Last night a packed crowd at COB enjoyed The Nassau Institute and Temple Religion Trust's speaker Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo on "How America Became a Corporate Welfare State - Lessons for The Bahamas". In his vote of thanks, Jorge Borlandelli, noted how important it was for each of us to study... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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If you've never watched a debate on Intelligence Squared I highly recommend it. A very interesting debate night before last was whether or not left wing folks are preventing debate by right wing people on campus. Here's their introduction: "What is college for? For many, it’s a time for personal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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There will be NHI, even if it defies logic. With comments like 'this is the right thing to do' and a 'new tax is better than death', Dr. Perry Gomez, Minister of Health, has announced the government will introduce NHI, yet he provided no details on costs associated with this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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A Parliamentary probe into BEC bribery allegations is important, but it occurs to me that an alleged bribe of $330,000 is a criminal matter? As The Nassau Guardian points out, the Deputy Chairman of BEC resigned when Cabinet did not follow their advice on where to buy the generator he... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Friday, February 27, 2015, 4 - 6 pm at Chapter One Bookstore, College of The Bahamas. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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The personal spat between MP's Ryan Pinder and Andre Rollins aside, the conduct of people in Parliament generally seems to have deteriorated to no more than a "poppy show" where insulting each other, not debate/discussion is the order of the day. Teasing is fun mind you, but as the country... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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From Eric Bibb's 2004 release, Friends, I just love this tune. If this doesn't get your toe tapping and put a smile on your face, well… Please visit Eric Bibb's web site here… and his Facebook page here… and buy either of his cd's or all of them. They're terrific!... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Pericles Maillis Lecturing Live Greek Music Excellent Guitarist Greek Dancing Pericles Maillis Lecturing on Greek History If music, history, dancing, food and drink tickle your fancy, there's lots of it to be had at Greek Fest 2015, and you can enjoy a few more hours of it today (Sunday, February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Gathering storm or just continual deterioration? Other than the politically correct "stuff" to their review of the government's mid-year 2014-15 national budget, they point out that: "In our review of the full year budget, we noted that the “elephant in the room” was and remains Government expenditure and questioned whether... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Adrian Gibson by Adrian Gibson Continued from last week... Kenred Dorsett THIS will be the last time I write the name Ken Dorsett until he does something worthwhile. The Minister of the Environment and Housing heads a department that has much potential but he has done so little. He has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Reason.com is an amazing site if you're not familiar with it. Reason TV, HIt & Run Blog, and their magazine are always packed with information. One of my favourite's from Reason TV is Nick Gillespie's interview of Penn Jillette in 2011. Here's Reason's summary: "Reason's Nick Gillespie talks with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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For at least 30 years now, maybe more, we've heard what a brilliant job the political parties are doing running the country and how fiscally sound each administration has been to rescue the country from the bad habits of the administration that went on before. Only trouble is, we've gone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sometimes we get too cute for our own well being. It has been reported that the government is to retain 51% of the shares of a new phone company to compete against BTC, a company in which government owns 49%, until the shares in the new company are sold to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Only in the world of politics could a Government Finance Statistics (GFS) fiscal deficit of $273 million in six months and counting on extreme tax increases to balance it for the next six months be seen as favourable. And don't forget this GFS number excludes debt redemption amounts, so it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of my favourite rockers is Ian Hunter. A superb singer, musician and songwriter. If you've never heard of him think back a few years to Mott The Hoople. He was their front man. Hope you enjoy Read 'Em 'N' Weep below, the closing track, a ballad, from his excellent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Cabinet of The Bahamas Photo: The Bahamas Weekly by Adrian Gibson SINCE the general election in 2012, many people have been waiting for the much anticipated Christie renaissance. We’re all still waiting. What’s more, many of the Christie administration’s Cabinet ministers appear to be clueless, projecting a mundane-bird-in-a-gilded cage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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You might know by now I'm a big fan of Ludwig von Mises, and Professor Richard Ebeling, someone else I'm very fond of, has announced that: "Liberty Fund has posted online as one continuous readable text the three introductions I prepared for the three volumes of the "Selected Writings of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Professor Horwitz has a new paper out on inequality. Here's the Abstract: "The conventional narrative that the last generation has seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer while the middle class gets hollowed out has serious flaws. First, the claims of growing inequality overlook data on income... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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…in collaboration with The Banking, Economics and Finance Department and The Economics Society of The College of The Bahamas. More details can be found here… The lectures are free of charge to participants. Space is limited. Sign up for the February 26 lecture here… Download a copy (pdf) of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In spite of Mr. Jerome Fitzgerald's recently stated epiphany about the government failure in education, had successive governments not rejected ideas that might have improved their results over the past thirty years or so the story might be a lot different today. In the same issue of The Tribune, Robert... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Ever had the desire to get into my mind? Okay, how about learning a little more about how Libertarians think? David Boaz has just released his new book, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom that is bound to be helpful to you. "Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Is it time to consider changing the country's monetary policy? "PEGGING a nation’s currency to that of a trading partner has some advantages. It allows businesses to plan; exporters and importers can agree on prices without worrying about sudden foreign-exchange fluctuations. Until the early 1970s, most global currencies were pegged... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com