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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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This document is an independent discussion paper drafted for The Bahamas Financial Services Consultative Forum. The goal was to marshal ideas and stimulate debate with a view to developing effective policy proposals for the government. The original paper was prepared by Larry Smith and Rick Lowe with assistance from Ralph... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at
Speech on behalf of The Nassau Institute to The Rotary Club of East Nassau by Rick Lowe, then Vice President and Treasurer of The Nassau Institute on Friday, May 8, 2009. Has much changed? Closing paragraphs: So while the suggestions of The Nassau Institute will not pay dividends over night,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at
Photo by Maria Krisanova on Unsplash One of Ayn Rand's lesser-known works of fiction paints a disturbingly familiar picture. by Caroline Breashears This article was originally published on Read the original article. Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2020 at
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Posted Jul 31, 2020 at
Sir, With recent reported comments from Scotiabank Bahamas concerning a number of that bank’s branches becoming cashless, would somebody please mention this to the Postmaster General in order that the Postmaster might be able to arrange for the Post Office to accept credit and debit cards. This will only be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at
Dear Mr. Editor, I have been hearing a number of people, both here and abroad, in reference to lock-downs and beach and park closures, talking about allowing we humans to trust in our neighbours’ good sense. I regret to say but the human animal is one of the more stupid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at
Just as George Orwell warned, governments don't have to be the censors for free speech and free expression to be fatally stifled. Friday, July 17, 2020 by Brad Polumbo Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative.... Continue reading
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Posted Jul 6, 2020 at
" is a project of the Cato Institute with major support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Searle Freedom Trust, as well as additional funding from the William H. Donner Foundation. The website requires no registration or membership. All of its content and features can be used free, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at
Bastiat would have been 219 today. Read more here from and here from the Library of Economics and Liberty... Article: Bastiat's "The Law" Is a Symphony of Ideas That Can Teach Us Justice. Read it here... Here are links to his selected works from the Library of Economics and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at
There is no Rotarian more deserving of this honour than Rotary Past Assistant Governor Lindsey. Lindsey and I served on the Board of the Rotary Club of East Nassau for, maybe, ten years and he was always a go to guy. If you wanted something done, Lindsey would find a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at
Summary From The Fraser Institute... This report examines existing academic studies that analyze evidence regarding the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus—additional government spending and/or tax relief—as a mechanism to mitigate the impact of a recession and speed up economic recovery. The research raises significant doubts about whether fiscal stimulus can achieve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at
Illusion Art Museum Prague (IAM Prague) is the Czech Republic’s first museum dedicated to illusion and trick art, conveniently located on Old Town Square, directly across from the iconic astronomical clock, locally known as Orloj. IAM Prague’s exhibits bring to life historical techniques of creating illusions in art into the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at
by R. W. Grant See original article at here... This is a legend of success and plunder And a man, Tom Smith, who squelched world hunger. Now, Smith, an inventor, had specialized In toys. So, people were surprised When they found that he instead Of making toys, was BAKING... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at
Looking forward to watching the full version. "Thomas Sowell, a National Humanities Medal winner, is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University." If you've visited this blog from time to time you know I admire Dr. Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at
Dear Mr. Editor, Can anybody out there explain to me why the Bahamas Post Office is encouraging theft? Some time back I attempted to pay for my Post Boxes with a bank debit card only to be told the Post Office (still??!!!) does not accept credit or debit cards; hence... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at
The discussion about removing the Statue of Christopher Columbus has come up again. While the discussion is useful and reminds us of the Columbus' flaws that should not be forgotten, destroying or removing statues that remind us of demoralising aspects history does not change the past. What's that old saying... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson Recorded on April 29, 2020 In this special plague-time episode of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, two of the nation’s most brilliant and accomplished humorists have a good time—and say some serious things. P. J. O’Rourke and Andrew Ferguson on COVID-19, their wasted youth, Trump... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at
On Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:20pm The Bahamas lost a special man. Mr. Bethel will be missed but never forgotten. He blazed a trail that many of us would be proud to have accomplished. From humble beginnings in Cherokee in 1933, Patrick, or Pat, as he was known, became... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2020 at
Michigan barber Karl Manke deserves credit for his bravery and civil disobedience, but his courage may have been for naught without the intellectual contributions of Montesquieu and James Madison. by Jonathan Miltimore This article was originally published on Read the original article. Karl Manke has been cutting hair since... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at
Mr. Alfred Sears, QC, like other people, is calling for for a "new economic model" for The Bahamas. He suggests there are tax breaks and other concessions granted to foreigners and never offered to Bahamians and there is an anti-competitive dominance of certain sectors by a small number of firms... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at
Billionaires contribute daily to the “common good”—not only through charity, but through human ingenuity and the progress and prosperity that produces for all of us. by Kerry McDonald This article was originally published on Read the original article. I ran into a neighbor on the street the other day... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at