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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Yes, unbelievable as it may be to small children, governments and double standards go together like peanut butter and jelly. by Lawrence W. Reed This article was originally published on Read the original article. Imagine if oil companies got together and agreed to charge consumers no less than $3.50... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at
California’s population is declining for the first time in recorded history. As the Golden State loses a congressional seat, Texas is picking up two. Texas may not have the beaches, the forests, the celebrities, or the glamour. It'll just have the jobs, the companies, the forward momentum, and the people.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at
Dear Editor, I write in reference to the unwarranted and unwanted interference by foreign peoples in the national internal affairs of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in its attempts to protect Bahamian citizens and legal residents from theft of Bahamian land by illegal foreign immigrants, who then, totally contrary to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at
"In The Struggle for a Better World, Peter J. Boettke explores how the social sciences, and political economy in particular, help us understand society and its institutions of governance. Boettke advances an approach for understanding, articulating, and pursuing a coherent and consistent vision of a society of free and responsible... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2021 at
From Fraser Institute by Sandra J. Peart Jason Clemens Aeon J. Skoble For some reason, which we don’t quite understand, the march towards equality for women and ethnic and religious minorities is linked in common perception with the early progressive movement—that is, those that favoured government intervention in society and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at
Capitalism Is the Greatest Force for Individual Liberation by Sheldon Richman This article was originally published on Read the original article. Capitalism is liberating. Maverick feminist Camille Paglia acknowledges that it was capitalism that liberated women. In this issue (October 2001) of Ideas on Liberty Andrew Bernstein points out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at
by Lawrence W. Reed This article was originally published on Read the original article. The first ten days in the month of March 1776 brought forth momentous events that played roles in shaping the modern world. The American Revolutionary War was not quite a year old. On March 2,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at
This country lasted over 300 years and covered more territory than all of Scandinavia. by Lawrence W. Reed This article was originally published on Read the original article. The list of extinct countries includes the better known ones like the USSR (aptly dubbed “the Evil Empire” by Ronald Reagan)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2021 at
by Lawrence W. Reed “…No man can rightly lay claim, moral or otherwise, to owning another…” A-Students-Essay-That-Changed-The-World (pdf) From The Nassau Institute... More from Lawrence W. Reed here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl success has outlasted many titans of corporate America. by Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of This article was originally published on Read the original article. Super Bowl 55 is now history. In some ways, it was a familiar scene. After 60 minutes of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at
The Institute of Economic Affairs, an influential British Think Tank, has provided and excellent series of videos on Economics with Dr. Steve Davies. Here's their introduction to the videos: "The first in a two-part series, providing 33 films in total, will cover everything from basic economic theory to important historical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at
by Peter T. Bauer (Lord Bauer) (1915–2002) Thursday, December 1, 1966 This article was originally published on Read the original article. Foreign aid is clearly not a neces­sary condition of economic devel­opment. This fact is obvious from the history of the developed coun­tries, all of which began poor and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at
New Zealand’s experience is one of numerous examples in which socialism caused ruin that capitalism then fixed. by Lawrence W. Reed (Editor's note: A shorter version of this article was recently published in both English and Spanish at ELAMERICAN.COM). This article was originally published on Read the original article.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at
Former Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas in discussing the IMF's recent recommendations for austerity by the Government said "that “it’s too narrow a measurement” to focus on debt-to-GDP ratios, which only assess a country’s debt as a percentage of its economic output, Mr Smith added that last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at
CESRA turns up the heat. The boiling frog dilemma anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive is an apt description of what is happening here in The Bahamas over the past couple decades. The political class keeps ratcheting up regulations and taxes without much fuss from the frogs (business... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at
Fundamentally there are two forms of criticism – destructive and constructive. The destructive type is not all helpful and only appeases the sender of the message. The latter type should be welcomed and be favourably considered, Currently The Bahamas is facing two pandemics – namely Covid-19 & Corruption. Covid -19... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at
There has been much written about this topic both by those in favour and those vehemently against. While the viewpoints are usually well substantiated, I have not seen what I consider a business assessment of the pro’s and con’s. In line with this objective, I list issues below for consideration:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at
What caused the fall of Rome? A friend sent this link... to a Smithsonian article by Jason Daly entitled: Lessons in the Decline of Democracy From the Ruined Roman Republic. Daly informs us that Rome fell, in a nutshell, because of violent rhetoric and the disregard of political norms. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2020 at
Does the colour of their flag matter? Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2020 at
by Rick Lowe First posted at The Nassau Institute, here... April 2004 was the first time The Bahamas heard about structural reforms in New Zealand in a meaningful way when Mr. Maurice McTigue presented a speech entitled Lessons in Free Enterprise Reform for The Nassau Institute about governmental reforms that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at
In Students of Liberty, Leonard Read drew out the superiority of a society whose organizing principle is virtue voluntarily acted out in practical terms with those we interact with over one organized around coercion backed by the threat of violence. by Gary M. Galles This article was originally published on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at
Sir, There has been much shouting and screaming by people about the ongoing evening curfews and week-end lockdowns, unfortunately, including those who should know better. Among these are, Senators and Members of Parliament. I am quite certain the Competent Authority, including the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers experience no joy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at
by Tradewinds "The coming election in the United States is really all about the future political direction the country will become.. It is a choice between Collective Socialism and Free Market Capitalism.. It will determine the leadership and future direction of the Free World.. It also will have a significant... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at
Sowell Insists on Looking at Things as They Really Are by George C. Leaf This article was originally published on Read the original article. Conquests and Cultures is the final book in Thomas Sowell’s trilogy exploring the formation and importance of human culture. The earlier volumes were Race and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at