Can we fix trade imbalances by enacting punitive tariffs against companies and countries? These are excerpts from a conversation on Citizen Tom’s blog. My counterpart here is not a bad person, but I certainly disagree that tariffs are the answer to trade imbalances, and I said so… […]
The progressive establishment media and establishment Republicans have joined forces, and obtained odd allies, in a massive assault against Ted Cruz. […]
One very desirable benefit of the FairTax system — and not part of any “flat tax” — is anonymity. No government agency needs to be aware of your income, your transactions, or your assets. […]
Moderate Islam is a phrase treated differently by different factions: […]
<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo”>This five-minute video</a> will give you a sense of how that spread came about. It also contrasts this against the Crusades, on the same map.
The “Paris Agreement” is the flimsiest of hoped-for agreements that might be reached years in the future for goals and performance that have not been even set, let alone agreed to. It has no enforcement mechanism, but this is no handicap because there is absolutely nothing to enforce. And even this vague set of hopes — it mentions 1.5°C, so it gets cheers from the media — hasn’t even been signed yet. They hope to get signatures by mid-2017, after (of course) many more expensive get-togethers of the Parties. And yet this deal is important. Dangerously so… […]
The new Paris climate deal is out. And it is likely to become “official.” They are touting that it will be “legally binding” and they expect approval. Why would they expect this? Well, because… […]
The Paris Conference of the Parties is winding down. This was the absolute last chance to save the planet and prevent humans from being utterly extinguished. The politicians and media are telling us so, and governments and activists are paying scientists billions of dollars to tell us so, so it must be true, right? In […]
And finally, on wealth:
Does [a] man have the right to purse happiness through amassing his own wealth with no care for those less fortunate?
On to promiscuity:
Does [a] man have the right to pursue happiness through frequent intercourse with various partners?
Yes. You must convince him, and his partners, that this isn’t in his best interest. And you must do so without compulsion. But “an it harms no one” as the Pagan expression goes — in other words, […]