Everyone is Half Libertarian

Like most Libertarians, I am occasionally asked what Libertarians believe. Since this is my only chance to make a positive first-impression, my preferred response is that Libertarians believe the same things you believe. After all, everyone is half Libertarian. To explain this seemingly perplexing statement, I propose the following thought experiment. Imagine that your worst case, your most feared, politician …

Debbie’s Nest of Spies?

Unauthorized log-ins to 15 congressional servers. $283,000 wired to individuals in Pakistan. A congresswoman’s laptop computer found abandoned in a phone booth. Federal agents arresting a man only moments away from getting on a plane to flee the United States. Sounds like a Tom Clancy spy novel but it’s business as usual for US Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Now, a …

SOS Venezuela

Driving around South Florida, one often see cars with bumper stickers saying, “SOS Venezuela”. SOS is the international code for extreme distress, but Venezuela is a country blessed with the world’s largest known oil reserves. What’s going on? Well, it seems this guy, Hugo Chávez, was elected president about 1999. He and his Chavistas proceeded to create their socialist utopia …

Business As Usual Is Killing The LP

Imagine a business. We’ll call it L Corporation. There are employees and a product everybody wants and they have locations everywhere. In spite of the locations and all those employees, the business seems incapable of attracting enough customers to grow and the competitors, whom we’ll call R Corporation and D Corporation, whose product is vastly inferior, own 90% of the …

2018 Commencement Address

Graduation season is in full swing as economically illiterate Hollywood celebrities belly up to university lecterns across the country inspiring graduates with optimism and hope that will propel them into the real world. The celebrity speeches may not help prepare these grads for adulthood but, at least, they’ve only wasted 15 minutes – a better investment than made by those …