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A Secret Glimpse at Life Inside a Bureaucracy

More than two years ago, I shared a couple of humorous images showing the languorous lifestyle of lazy bureaucrats. While those images were amusing, they didn’t really capture the true nature of bureaucracy. For a more accurate look at life inside Leviathan, here’s a video showing an unfortunate woman trying to get a permit from […]

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Libertarian Christmas vs Socialist Christmas

Back in 2014, I looked at the vitally important battle over whether Santa Claus is a liberal or conservative. Let’s now broaden that debate and contemplate the difference between libertarian Christmas and socialist Christmas. We’ll start with this much-deserved jab at socialists, the people who continue to believe in coerced equality even though such systems […]

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Tales Tweet Of The Week – Dec. 9, 2016

Well, it’s that time once again to find out who has won the coveted Tales Tweet of the Week award. 

“But Tales”, you may ask, “there hasn’t been a Tales Tweet of the Week award in months”.  True my friends, but there are two excuses, I mean reasons, for that.  First there are very few people out there who can meet the ultra stringent standards to qualify for this award – i.e., it must be a tweet on twitter.  And second a tweet must occur during the time the Tales law firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe, the firm that chooses the Tales Tweet of the Week, is not on vacation [and good luck with that].

This week’s winner is not a first time winner, is not a two-timer, but this week’s winner, drum roll please, is the first three time winner of the most prestigious of Tales’ awards.  This person is such a great quipster I call him the Greg Gutfeld of twitter.  He is, Dan the man, @Dannerism.  

Dan from Mesa, AZ calls himself “Comedian, Mathematician, Juggler, Conservatarian,Teacher, Observer, Patriot and Performer of Antics and Semantics”


Without further ado, the Tales Tweet of the Week:  

Dannerism ‏@Dannerism  
Recount Cash Cow: The Green Party is now the Green Party

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Update Correction As a recount was just demanded by the Green Party, or Dan the man, or both, the Tales law firm, “Dewey, Cheatem and Howe” has just informed me that the Tales is mistaken in calling @Dannerism a 3-time winner. @Dannerism received his 3 time winner status on the May 19th edition of the Tales Tweet of the Week.


So, Dan from Mesa, AZ is officially a 4-time winner of the Tales Tweet of the Week.


Apologies to Dan the man for this oversight.

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The New York Times (Accidentally) Debunks the Never-Ending Fairy Tale of Gun Control

When I write about gun control, I generally make two arguments. First, criminals are lawbreakers, so the notion that they will be disarmed because of gun control is a fantasy. Crooks and thugs who really want a gun will always have access to black-market weapons. Second, to the extent that good people obey bad gun-control […]

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Thanksgiving, Redistributionism, and Libertarianism

What’s the fundamental problem with redistributionist economic policy? As a libertarian, I would answer with a philosophical argument against coercion. I think it is immoral for vote-seeking politicians, using the threat of imprisonment, to rob Peter to subsidize Paul. But as an economist, the problem is incentives. Simply stated, redistribution from Peter to Paul undermines […]

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Have You Ever Seen Claire McCaskill And Diane Black In The Same Room At The Same Time?

On Sunday morning I was in the other room from the TV and was listening to Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” on CNN and heard one of the members of the panel speaking, and I thought to myself, ‘oh, that sounds like Senator Claire McCaskill, D-MO’. &nb…

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