Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production. – Ayn Rand
bgottsab / Foter.com / CC BY-NC Diane Marcus, writing at LinkedIn, on “How to Lose A Top Performer in 5 Ways“: “SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) reports that as of 2014, 86% of us in the United States were “overall satisfied” with our jobs – but only 39% of us are“very satisfied”. So […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Ian Sane / Foter.com / CC BY Scott Timberg, writing for Salon on, “Wil Wheaton is right: Stop expecting artists to work for free — or worse, for “exposure”“: Wheaton recently wrote a post on his personal blog called “Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life” that included drinking less, working out more, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the station I take home every day. I’m glad I worked late tonight… Unsuck DC Metro About 50 minutes ago, Metro said there were only “residual delays” on the OR/BL/SV after a power outage. Here’s Farragut W. (via @savetheblueline)Continue Reading... No Comments.
Two Kinds of Income Inequality by Sheldon Richman Income inequality is back in the news, propelled by an Oxfam International report and President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The question is whether government needs to do something about this — or whether government needs to undo many things. Measuring income inequality is no simple thing, which […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them by Sheldon Richman The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who’s boss on the streets of Staten Island — and show […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stop Those Who Would Stop Uber by Sheldon Richman The nerve of some people! Imagine coming to a city and doing business without first asking permission from local officials! That’s what Uber has done in cities all over the United States and Europe, and it’s created quite a storm among politicians and licensed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Separate Economy and the State by Jacob G. Hornberger For centuries, governments established, controlled, regulated, and subsidized religious activity. Then some people began asking a revolutionary question: Why not separate religious activity and the state in such a way that the state would be barred from involving itself in any religious activity whatsoever? […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Abolish the Income Tax and IRS by Sheldon Richman For some time now we’ve lived with the scourge of civil asset forfeiture, under which the police can seize a person’s property on the mere suspicion it was used in a crime and without having to charge the owner with an offense. Since the authorities […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Delete the Fed by Sheldon Richman Who should run the Federal Reserve System when chairman Ben Bernanke’s term expires next year: Vice Chair Janet Yellen or former Obama adviser Lawrence Summers? Neither. Who then? No one. The fact is, we need the Federal Reserve like we need a hole in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.