The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible

Have you met Jonathan Gullible?  In the best Swiftian tradition, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible is both a primer and a commentary on the value of the free market.  It tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out...

Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech

Food for thought–the farewell remarks given by Rep. Ron Paul on the House floor Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  (Transcript below.)  What do you think about the issues Paul raises?           Transcript (from the Washington Examiner): This may...

Bullets and Beaches Prevail Once Again

This article was originally published here on Hawaii Reporter. By Stephen Zierak Results of the 2012 elections for state legislature ensure that Hawaii’s economy will continue to over-rely on military facilities and the tourist trade.  While the pressing need to...

Video: Up & Down (The Basics)

You’ve doubtless noticed that we’ve spoken a lot lately about measuring things via an UP & DOWN analysis–in other words, does a particular action move us UP toward individual liberty or DOWN toward big government tyranny?  The basis of the idea...

Voting: Party or Principle?

The Problem: Fat and Sassy Many of our so-called “political leaders” are concerned about the obesity of individuals out there in the public. They seem intent on saving them from their own “misbehavior”.  Yet, the governments that these folks operate are so morbidly...

The End of Bush 2.0

by Jere Krischel Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it felt like four years ago – the stock market in free fall, Obama swept to power by a wave of indistinct “hope and change”, and a palpable sense of uncertainty for the future....