Blind Faith

Blind Faith

A recent “warning” editorial in The Economist cautioned against a Sanders presidency, and the unicorn fart/pixie dust basis (my words, not the Economist’s) for his massive expansion of government largesse. I added a comment of concurrence, pointing...
Faux Foie Gras Follies

Faux Foie Gras Follies

To a consumer of libertarian bloggage, the observation of the government getting something wrong would be a betrayal of bland banality. But New York City’s foie gras ban is not just wrong, it is a case study in the ecosystem of government wrongness. The most...
Usurping Judgment

Usurping Judgment

New York’s progressives took a bold leap forward into woke-ville last year with some major “reforms” to the bail system, reforms that essentially eliminated cash bail for all but the worst violent offenders. While bail is not itself supposed to be a...
Dismissing Ingenuity

Dismissing Ingenuity

Tell me if you’ve heard any of these before: “Automation is destroying jobs, and before long we’ll have massive unemployment.” “Runaway population growth will soon exceed our ability to feed everyone.” “We are facing a bee...
When Liberty Is Racist

When Liberty Is Racist

A cornerstone element of the principle of free speech is that speech that one disagrees with, or finds offensive, must be as protected as speech one likes. Many have echoed this premise, with various forms of: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the...