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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Re: Miller: Bahamas Power & Light Lacking Compassion. The Tribune, May 23, 2016. EDITOR, The Tribune. IT’S frequently easy to bestow compassion upon others when one is in a position of power - especially when dealing with other people’s hard-earned money. Of course, compassion, like charity, often begins at home... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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“Every specific tax, as well as the nation's whole tax system, becomes self-defeating above a certain height of the rates. Ludwig von Mises Reviewing the recent budget address by Prime Minister (Perry Christie (PLP) (Download a copy here…) some interesting tax reductions and tax increases are to take place starting... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Professor Steven Horwitz This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Economic inequality continues to be a major political issue even as the headlines scream about terrorism and climate change. Bernie Sanders has made it a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and other candidates have addressed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson In yet another filibusterous performance in the House of Assembly yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie opened the 2016/2017 budget debate with a prevaricating talkathon that, generally, lacked substance or radical reforms. Beyond the lack of substance, the four-hour communication - that began an hour late - was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Dr. Donald M. McCartney, D.M. Bernard Crick in his book In Defense of Politics wrote, “Politics is… an activity… a complete activity, it is not simply grasping for an ideal, for then the ideals of others may be threatened; but it is not pure self-interest either simply because the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Professor Steven Horwitz This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article. Modern Populists Have It All Backwards The supporters of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders seem to believe that “establishment” politicians have stopped listening to “the people” and that their preferred candidate’s policies would reverse that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Prime Minister Perry Christie presented his government's annual budget on Wednesday to the usual fanfare. Unfortunately it fell on a flat note. Trumpeting the reduction in the deficit with cute graphics, he all but ignored the continual ballooning of the national debt. Growing some $1.6 Billion over the last four... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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As Venezuela crumbles as a result Cuba begins to loosen some of it’s Socialist policies. According to BBC News... "Cuba's government has announced that it is legalising small and medium-sized private businesses." Of course the devil is in the details, but they are reportedly doing this to try to stimulate... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Back for a limited time at the Dundas Centre for The Performing Arts is Ian Strachan's Gun Boys Rhapsody. Don't miss it. Performances are: Friday, June 10 - 8PM Saturday, June 11 - 5PM Saturday, June 11 - 8PM Sunday, June 12 - 6PM Tickets are $30 Call 393-3728 to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Click On Image For Larger Version Join The Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau for an evening of readings with 2 New York Times and International Bestselling Authors to benefit Project Read, an adult literacy programme in the Bahamas. The evening will consist of a welcome cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, readings... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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If we start to scratch the surface of Bahamians doing good things, we’ll find many, many of them both here and abroad. Marlon Johnson is just one of those Bahamians. Now working in Belize for two years, commuting back and forth for visit with his loving family, Marlon was featured... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Restaurant owners and operators can now track customer satisfaction in real time thanks to Bahamian Entrepreneur and restaurateur Frederick Lightbourn, with a new software called Original Review. How it started: “After 30 years operating and owning restaurants in Nassau, Bahamas, Frederick Lightbourn knew this age-old adage to be true. He... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, Perhaps the best explanation of the fourth question in the upcoming Referendum can be found in an analysis done by a partner in one of the major law firms in the Bahamas. It comes down to an understanding of the English language and the power of words.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson LAST week, former senator Lanisha Rolle resigned from the Senate after the publication of the content of recordings made by fellow Free National Movement (FNM) political hopeful Lincoln Bain. In recent times, the FNM has been subjected to too much sufferance. This is yet another occasion. In... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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From Free To Choose TV Real Adam Smith? And why should we care? In this two-hour, two-part documentary, Swedish author, commentator and Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores Adam Smith’s life, his ideas about morality and economics, and how the concepts he discussed in his books and lectures are still... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe Now the Minister of State for Finance chimes in to suggest that the FNM is playing politics with the Road Traffic Department (RTD) fraud and malfeasance. More… I agree. The FNM is playing as much politics with this major issue as the PLP are, so if we... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Michael Munger Ever argued public policy with people whose State is in fantasyland? Our problem is that we have to fight unicorns. Unicorns, of course, are fabulous horse-like creatures with a large spiraling horn on their forehead. They eat rainbows, but can go without eating for years if necessary.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe As this image, sent by a friend, makes patently clear, Freedom is concept human nature desires, yet, as a rule, we elect politicians that take those freedoms away. Incrementally, but surely. David Boaz of the Cato Institute, provides the key concepts of Libertarianism here… I hope you... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Rick Lowe "Honesty is more than a moral principle. It is also a major economic factor. While government can do little to create honesty directly, in various ways it can indirectly either support or undermine the traditions on which honest conduct is based”. Thomas Sowell in "Basic Economics," 4th... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson EVERY time Auditor General Terrance Bastian and his team releases a damning report, I become more and more convinced that we live in a society where “tiefin”, in one form or another, has become the order of the day. To use a phrase I heard bandied about... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 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. It’s not yet recognized what a bombshell senior Queen’s Counsel and former Attorney General Alfred Sears has thrown. His recent message—“Manifesto” is a better word—carried in the Tribune on May 9th has... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Projected Revenue for the RTD. Click on image to explode the view. With “official” receipts issued on adding machine tape, is there any wonder the Auditor General estimates $47 million “in losses” at the Road Traffic Department? While this article shows some of the maths used to arrive at these... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Serendipity moments just make life even better don't you find? Well on Saturday night my wife and I enjoyed the most incredible musical experience with the Adam Ezra Group at The Funky Biscuit. What a night. Adam Ezra is an incredible songwriter/singer/musician and he and his band of fabulous musicians... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Dear Editor WeblogBahamas, Marathon MP and Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald has been wrapping his rugged frame in the mantle of Parliamentary Privilege (PP for short), enshrined in English law since the Bill of Rights of 1689 and governing procedures not only in the House of Commons but also in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com
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The Bahamas is a “Hating Nation” It Just “Loves to Hate”! The Bahamas Especially “Hates The Haitian” And “Women”! by Frederick Smith QC Posted here with the kind permission of the author. Read the original essay here... This paper addresses the cancer of and addiction to discrimination in The Bahamas.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at WeblogBahamas.com