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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Other than the pot calling the kettle black about "shoddy accounting", what could be the motive for government forcing businesses to provide audited financials with their business license application? Could it be they want to measure what a new corporate tax will bring upon implementation? Maybe it should not be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at
Frank Hill reports on David Gardner's, talk last week at the Wilberforce Conference sponsored by the North Carolina Study Center. (Gardner founded the stock market advisory firm The Motley Fool with his brother). “Despite all of our collective problems and doomsday predictions … there is immense hope for the future... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at
Photo: Nassau Guardian The leader of the Opposition PLP, Mr. Brave Davis is up to typical political mischief making with the straw market again attempting to provide political cover for tenants that have allegedly not paid their rent. The straw market has a long sordid history of being used as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at
Dear Mr. Editor, What is “ludicrous,” Mr. Davis, is the abject failure and total and complete inaction of your PLP party, during your last five year term in office, to even attempt to give the Bahamas what has been urgently needed for the passed 15 years, a WORKING Post Office!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Location: The University of The Bahamas. Sir Franklyn Wilson Centre at 6:30pm. The Nassau Institute & Templeton Religion Trust, in Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas Presenter Art Carden Speaking on: Leave Me... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at
"In his lead essay, Gerald Gaus argues that today’s political philosophy is a confused jumble of opposing factions with little prospect of consensus. He then proposes a way out of this “crisis of credibility”: We should recognize that there may be a range of institutions, each of which suffices to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at
In 1947, America on the was cusp of conflict with the Soviet Union, as the latter side pushed for control of the Mediterranean and the prior attempted to contain as much as possible. This policy of containment was largely derived from President Harry Truman’s 1947 speech to Congress, commonly known... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at
"We're not the Borg from Star Trek. We want to engage in private projects we do by ourselves and not with others," says Jason Brennan, an associate professor of philosophy at Georgetown University. "Brennan's new book, Why Not Capitalism?, casts a critical eye on a notion with wide appeal among... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at
Dear Mr. Editor, Please allow me space to take issue with certain comments by the REV. Frederick McAlpine, MP. If McAlpine was my Member of Parliament I would be doing everything possible to have him unseated. It would appear his “word” is of far more importance than the needs of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at
I must admit to a feeling of great frustration when I hear the political class suggest some public policy is in the national interest because it it simply a distortion. Pierre Lemieux sums it up quote well in his article The Tyranny of the National Interest. Here's a quote: "The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at
James Bovard, the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications has a new op/ed at tilted We Need a #MeToo Movement for Political Consent.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at
Out of the box the Government just could not tell the truth. Government services are paid for with taxes but NHI is not a tax. Go figure! Then on top of that some employers are exempt. Out of the starting gate Government plays it's deceit cards. I guess we should... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at
Last week I had a meeting in Mexico with GM. It was my third visit so I thought it was time to see a couple of the Mayan ruins. We stayed at Paradisus, a Melia Resort in Playa del Carmen. While the beach is nice, it can't compare to ours... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at
In comfortable, middle-class West London I am surrounded by the smug. The local websites recently erupted in prissy anger, for example, at the notion that the site of a local scrap yard (I am surprised we still have one) is to be redeveloped as apartments. "It's not green" or "it... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 27, 2018 at
His prolific contributions to Russian literature earned him a Nobel Prize, while his bravery on behalf of freedom gained him the gratitude of oppressed peoples everywhere. by Lawrence W. Reed Published at here... Visit Larence W. Reed's web site here... When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died 10 years ago (in 2008)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at
As I prepared to write this letter I serendipitously clicked on one that was written in May 2017 which expressed the sense of optimism and anticipation I felt for the new beginning following the election that, sad to say, has been short lived. That 2017 positive energy is draining away... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at
Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis… Join The Nassau Institute at The University of The Bahamas Thursday, October 18, 2018 for a lecture by John... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Location: The University of The Bahamas. Harry C. Moore Library Lecture Hall. The Nassau Institute & Templeton Religion Trust, in Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas Present Art Carden Speaking on: Leave Me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at
"In a bold new book about Hayek, the George Mason economist says "too much time and effort has been put into repackaging and marketing a fixed doctrine of eternal truths." by Nick Gillespie "With populism on the rise, capitalism under attack, and socialism back in vogue, the work of Austrian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at
Thoughts from Tradewinds... Could Capitalism be such a center of hate if it were not so successful as an economic system?? Every productive and successful nation of the World today has Capitalism as its basis of economic exchange.. In Communist Cuba, for example, everywhere you go "black markets" seen to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at
Ryan Bourne dispels many of the criticisms of Capitalism. "Whether through ignorance or utopianism, lots of people forget we live in unprecedented prosperity. Poverty is not a product of capitalism, but has been with mankind for all time. The facts speak for themselves." Read more here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at
The fact that The Bahamas is not reaching out to help Haiti with a donation after the recent earthquake there presents a perfect opportunity for all concerned to make personal donations. On one hand we rightly complain with excessive Government spending, deficits and debt while on the other we're concerned... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at
I'm saddened but shouldn't be because the political process always reveals itself as insoluble. Surely on "big" issues like the national debt, taxes, the economy, education and crime, just to name a few, the political parties should be able to close ranks and offer ideas for improvement? Or at least... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at
Some interesting reads for a Heroes Day... How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker. by Burton W. Folsom Capitalism Worked, but We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at
In this passionate talk, Magatte Wade urges government officials to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Africa. She points to fundamental and systematic problems that make it harder for a business to flourish. What can we do to prompt and use government solutions? Watch her talk below. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at