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Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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by Pierre V.L. Dupuch The "Graduate" never ceases to amaze me. After saying all the good things Rupert Roberts has done in his life time he proceeds to get nasty, degrading and personal. Yes, Mr. Roberts has made money. Yes, Mr. Roberts is on the top of the pile. He... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at
Dear Mr. Editor, It has come as a very pleasant surprise and really refreshing, the honesty and integrity of a major vehicle manufacturer – Honda Motor Company Ltd. – with their admission that the much ballyhooed vehicle “safety” feature, the airbag, can, in fact, injure and kill vehicle occupants when... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at
The Nassau Institute first presented the Economics of Liberty, Lecture Series in 2011. The lectures were conducted May 2 & 3, 2011, by Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics at Northwood University, Midland Michigan, USA. This was one of the lectures presented and provides insight into the history of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at
Working in the automotive industry I find the discussion around Tesla intriguing. This article and accompanying video from Yahoo Finance provides some insight. There can be no denying the impact Tesla has had. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at
Will a new Venezuelan government adopt the right policies when Maduro is finally evicted? by Daniel J. Mitchell This article was originally published on Read the original article. I listed the collapse of Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship as one of my “hopes” for 2018. That didn’t happen, so I included... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at
At Freedom Forum, July 2016, IEA Educational Director Dr Stephen Davies engages with the biggest challenge that is often raised against free market economics - that there are certain goods that only the state can provide. Enjoy the video below... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at
Long live the spirit of Ragusa! by Lawrence W. Reed This article was originally published on Read the original article. Visitors to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic are struck by the magnificence of the stone walls that surround its Old Town, the beauty of the red-tiled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at
Bring your 2001 - 2016 Honda or Acura (Japanese or US models) to the old City Market site at Wulff and Village Roads this week to have it checked for a possible faulty inflator(s). If a faulty inflator is in your vehicle it will be replaced free of charge. Enter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at
"What happens when a space that's designed for the people who live there is also owned by them." is an interesting site. If you have not come across it yet check it out here... One of the interesting videos there is Fundrise x Maketto. An interesting concept where the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at
"On the IEA blog this week, their Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz asks if the young should be blamed for their flirtations with socialism. "Kristian notes that, with socialism, the range of possible outcomes stretches from quite bad to extremely bad. It’s heads, you get sent to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at
How to Bring Wealth to America's Poor by Michael D. Tanner The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor energetically challenges the conventional wisdom of both the right and the left that underlies much of the contemporary debate over poverty and welfare policy. Author and national public policy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at
"One of the most respected scientists in the world and the biggest draw in secularism, Richard Dawkins always generates impressive crowds when visiting North America. Secularism is sweeping America as a movement, and Richard Dawkins is the catalyst who galvanizes it. "From 1995 to 2008 Richard Dawkins was the Charles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at
If you don't follow the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in the UK, you should because you are missing great lectures like the one below from Matt Ridley. "Renowned author Matt Ridley gave 2018’s Hayek Memorial Lecture. Matt’s books – which include The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at
Dear Sir, I hope The Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) has sufficient funds in its account to reimburse all the Water and Sewerage Corporation employees who will be docked pay because they have joined the illegal strike of the Company. I’m sorry, Mr. Woods, but a deliberate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at
The Fraser Institute has a new study: "This paper is an inquiry into the causes of poverty. By poverty we mean a circumstance of serious deprivation where a person lacks one or more basic need—as opposed to a condition of inequality. The question we wish to try to answer is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at
Sir, I refer to the amendments to the Road Traffic Bill being discussed and must say, in general I am in agreement; with two exceptions; the use of telephones in cars, by the driver, whilst in motion should be banned totally (if you want to use the telephone, pull off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at
Photo: Nassau Guardian I got all excited when the new management of the landfill announced plans to start recycling in the next six months (Landfill to introduce recycling in six months...) and then I read this (Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?...) And after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at
From The Last Ditch... I joined the final leg of the March to Leave from Fulham to Parliament Square today. I did so with a heavy heart. Parliament is unable to agree terms to leave the EU, but unwilling to leave without an agreement. That is currently the only way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at
With all the talk about Government being best able to solve life's problems today I am reminded that limited government works best. And if I were to point to one modern day source for material on the benefits of the free market and government failure from someone in the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at
Dear Sir, Why is acceptable for Mr. Christie to promote PLP supporting police officers into senior management levels but unacceptable for Dr. Minnis to move other PLP supporting senior officers into retirement to make way for those Mr. Christie had just promoted? So many questions but so few answers, H.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at
I thoroughly enjoy the Visual Capitalist. And this post is one of the reasons why. The Biggest Economies in 2030 "By 2030, the complexion of the global economy could look very different than it does today. "According to recent projections from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at
"Venezuela was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. Much of this was due to economic freedom. In fact, in 1970 Venezuela had the highest level of economic freedom in Latin America, and 10th in the world, as ranked by the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at
The Government & Public Policy Institute at the University of the Bahamas (UB) presents Professor Peter Boettke in their Global Policy Lecture Series, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00pm, at Choices Restaurant, UB. Topic: Westminster System of Government and Its Relevance In The 21st Century. Bio Peter J. Boettke is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at
"Capitalism is the moral (rational-self-interest), political (individualism), legal (rule of law), economic (free-market) social system based on the principle of individual rights that results in peace, progress, and human flourishing." "Capitalism is the unknown ideal." Why is Capitalism the ideal social system? Take the tour at here... Explore... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at
Antique Car Show 2019 The Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas Annual Car Show was held yesterday, March 23, 2019 at Arawak Cay (The Fish Fry) from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. Proceeds were in aid of the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at