World Bank and Bloomberg look to Mexico for Inspiration

I never imagined the Unites States would ever look to Tepoztlán, Mexico for economic and social advice, but yesterday proved differently. Mayor Bloomberg joined City Hall officials yesterday on a fact finding mission. Oportunidades is a social welfare program, celebrated by the World Bank as successfully aiding the poor and needy. In this Mexican town, women …

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Fanatics who threaten our way of life

The following article was sent to me this morning.   Please read the whole thing before you make a judgement, then read my response at the bottom. *****************************************  THE PEACEFUL MAJORITY – by Wm Haynes  I used to know a man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of …

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Dear F.B.I.,

Since you enjoy spying on American citizens, I figure I’ll just go ahead and address this post to you. In today’s New York Times Magazine, the section “The Way We Live Now” focuses on the Bush administration’s latest “post-9/11 civil-liberties abuse(s),” in the article “Who’s Watching the F.B.I.?” by Jefferey Rosen. According to last month’s report from the inspector general of …

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Petitioning relief… oh please, oh please, oh please!

Generally I can assume I’m against any new bill introduced in Albany without even reading it, but I’ll make an exception in this instance. Senator DeFrancisco has introduced a bill, S29, which would reduce by half the number of signatures required for designating petitions and independent nominating petitions across the board. Anyone who has ever collected …

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Can you spare some…cops?

According to the Associated Press, Mayor Bloomberg was asked on April 11th, by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, if New York City could spare any NYPD cops for global peacekeeping missions. The article states that, “the U.N. peacekeeping department said 321 American police officers are currently involved in missions abroad, primarily …

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Let Them Eat Cake

                                                                     Don’t worry, kiddies. Momma Government will take care of you. You’re getting fat, you have high cholesterol, and your arteries are clogged. Tsk, tsk. She may tell you over and over again to quit eating junk food, but you don’t listen. So now she has to take it away. The Board of Health in …

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This is not your father’s anarchist philosophy

Speaking of the Anarchists Book Fair, lots of people think of Anarchists as bomb throwers and leftists but that’s not philosophically accurate and there is a reason why libertarians should study anarchist philosophy.  I understand that Murray Rothbard, major hero of a great many libertarians, declared himself anarchist when confronted with the following dilemma.  He …

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