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Jobs Alone Aren’t The Answer

This is, as always from Amity Shlaes, excellent. It has often seemed to me that our politicians think the electorate is very stupid, not to mention having no memory at all. While this seems more obvious on Democratic side of the aisle, it’s pretty bipartisan, as watch Congress continually indulge in get-rich quick schemes for […]

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The First Gasoline Tax: Less Than Romantic (Oregon: 1919) – Master Resource

View image | gettyimages.com Did you ever wonder how the gas tax came about? I did occasionally but never enough to study it and find out. Not surprisingly it turn out to be a sordid story of self-interest and government cronyism. From Masterresource. “I was asked to draw a state highway map that would win […]

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Libertarian Nationalism

I ran across this article, with a hattip to  @MZHemingway. He pretty well sums up my feelings but I won’t let that shut me up! ;) For instance: It’s worth remembering that libertarianism is a political philosophy regarding the nature of the relationship between citizens and states with whom they are in political compact; a […]

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Should We (or for that Matter Britain) Have Entered World War I

This is an exercise in thinking for yourself. it came up in a comment stream (yes, we were off topic) on AATW last week, and it interesting one. There is simply no doubt that the infusion of American arms and money won the Great War for the Allies. But should we have entered, there is […]

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Dan Marsh lofts: a game changer?

According to the St. Cloud Downtown Council’s latest newsletter, the lofts that I highlighted in this post are a “game changer.” Here’s what the newsletter said: We’re hoping that this proposed loft-style market rate condominium will soon be built on the corner of 523 W. St. Germain St. Today, Downtown is fast becoming the economic, […]

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British Conservatism

I wanted you guys to see this because many of my British friends think he is pretty much of a right-wing conservative. Personally I see him as a warmed over squish someplace between John Kennedy and Walter Mondale. And in truth that is why so often we and the cousins seem to talk right past […]

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