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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Their slogan is “Genuine House Rockin’ Music Since 1971”. And with recent releases from Selwyn Birchwood, Marcia Ball, Elvin Bishop, and more, it’s worth checking them out. We’ve seen Selwyn Birchwood and his fabulous band live and what a blast that was. As I’ve said before, Blues should be named... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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It is interesting that citizens in Guatemala are willing to get out into the street in numbers large enough to make their Parliament do the right thing where corruption is concerned. There are positive signs that we are headed in this direction. Fingers crossed it will happen if the government... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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David Boaz, Vice President of the Cato Institute posted a link recently from the Brookings Institute post by Wolfgang Fengler about why it's wrong to believe that rich countries are rich because poor countries are poor. Referencing "dependency theory" the article emphasises why so many people believe in the "fixed-cake... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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A book by Alvaro Vargas Llosa Note: Every time I see a young person in a “Che” t-shirt, I wonder if they really know who, or should I say what they’re celebrating, and I recently received the following timely reminder from The Independent Institute. “Nearly four decades after his death,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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It is Almost Impossible to Design a System That Produces “The People’s” Verdict Contributing editor Norman Barry is professor of social and political theory at the University of Buckingham in the U.K. He is the author of An Introduction to Modern Political Theory (St. Martin’s Press) and Business Ethics (Macmillan).... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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According to George Leef, the zinger, Trickle Down Economics is a brilliant political slogan devised by Democrats. But, he points out; "The trouble is that it has led vast numbers of people into a disastrously mistaken idea about the source of prosperity – that high taxes and a growing government... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of the monthly publications I look forward to is Liberty Review. With articles on topics like Arts & Literature, Economics, Education, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Theory, Politics and Religion, it always provides a couple evenings of enjoyable reading. If you've never heard of it, "Liberty Review summaries are selected... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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If you've never heard of James Delingpole, you're in for a treat. His book, Watermelons: The Green Movements True Colors is a great read, and his blog is a blast. He says he "is a libertarian conservative who writes brilliant books and brilliant articles, and is really great on TV,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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One of my personal heroes, Lawrence W. Reed, has started a weekly series for the Foundation of Economic Education (FEE) entitled Real Heroes and it's simply fascinating. Starting April 24, 2015 with an article on Jimmy Lai of Hong Kong and the second about Harriet Tubman and her most dangerous... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Photo: The Tribune by Adrian Gibson EVERY time I think of some of the utterances of the certain members of this government, the word ‘Ungawa’ comes to mind. There is a story about a politician who travelled to Africa and was giving a rousing speech to a local gathering. As... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Every now and then I stumble across a photography site that is simply amazing. Max Rive Mountain Photography is one of those sites. What a talent. My vocabulary is far too limited to tell you about his pictures. Visit the site to see for yourself. Click here... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has started an excellent e-mail newsletter called EconInsiders and each month you can get information providing "your monthly dose of compelling content relating to the flourishing of a free society!" The fourth issue (found here…) includes articles about "incentives" with titles like: Is Price... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From the Fraser Institute "VANCOUVER—The ongoing tug-of-war between political parties trying to “buy” votes with policies catering to special interest groups is a key factor in determining a country’s level of economic freedom (measured by size of government, taxation, rule of law, property rights, regulation and other factors), according to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sir, Now that this carnival abomination is finished (hopefully forever); we, the long-suffering voters in this land demand that the Ministries of Sports & Culture, Tourism and Finance together with the relevant Ministers, not forgetting Messrs Paul Major and Roscoe Dames should immediately start clearing those hideous hoardings and other... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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"What the hell is happening to your country, I just saw a report on NBC news 5/10/15 declaring that the Bahamas crime rate will be a record breaker this year with over 150 murders for a population of 220,000, is this true? "I have invested property in your country, what... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It is interesting that citizens in Guatemala are willing to get out into the street in numbers large enough to make their Parliament do the right thing where corruption is concerned. There are positive signs that we are headed in this direction. Fingers crossed it will happen if the government... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Professor Bryan Caplan This post is being reprinted by permission of Liberty Fund, Inc., and was originally published on May 7, 2015. I've long maintained that raising your income only has a small positive effect on your happiness. Csikszentmihalyi and Hunter's "Happiness of Everyday Life" (pdf) (Journal of Happiness... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Richard Coulson First published in The Tribune, and posted here with the kind permission of the author. Last week’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Davis finally ended 20 months of suspense about the immediate future of Bahamas Electricity Company (BEC). Prime Minister Christie and his Ministers- in- Cabinet have... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson TODAY (May 7, 2015) marks the third anniversary of the Progressive Liberal Party’s term in office, a term that could be described as disappointingly drab and littered with failures to live up to the plethora of election promises made on the campaign trail in 2012. As a... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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It was interesting to read The Bahamas Insurance Association putting their position forward on the imposition of National Health Insurance and the lack of response from the Government to their position paper. While I have not seen the BIA paper, according to press reports they've said "the Sanigest proposal is... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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We often hear or read claims that green energy is the way to go. One would swear all we need do is load up with solar panels and wind farms and all will be well. However, in a recent article by Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson for the Fraser... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The long history of government dependency is the problem Professor William Anderson recently pointed an excellent opinion piece by William McGurn about Baltimore that goes to the core of the problem facing that city. Welfare. The article compares the predominantly white Martin County in Kentucky where President Lynden Johnson launched... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com
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As many of us watch the missteps of our government with bated breath - they seem to be faltering in so many areas - the social conversation usually gets around to the question of democracy, and along comes Arnold Kling with an excellent article for the Library of Economics and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at WeblogBahamas.com