It’s Not ‘Only a Penny’

Monday, October 8, 2018  Fort Lauderdale – Riding their buzz from their recent Broward County property tax increase, high tax zealots now have a ballot question before the public to increase the sales tax to 7%. ”It’s only a penny!” is their sales pitch. This sounds small, an easy thing to do to solve Broward’s traffic congestion. However, a penny it …

Emotion Triumphs Over Reason

Many have heard the horrific tales of funeral directors taking advantage of grieving families by upselling and over-charging for services during a time when families are shell-shocked by the loss of their loved one. The families, unfamiliar with funeral details, are guided by funeral directors whose best interests are for themselves. A similar exploitation of emotions took place in last …

Bend the Rules for Beckham

On second thought, hold on a minute. Government involvement in non-government matters all too often leads to problems. In Miami, this has spawned a conflict between soccer proponents and golfers when former soccer great David Beckham and his investor group set their sights on a city owned golf course as the location for a new professional soccer stadium. The issue …

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 …

James Oaksun Editorial Reply

James Oaksun’s editorial in the Sun-Sentinel, Broward should increase gas tax, not sales tax, for transportation help, merits a response from the Libertarian Party of Broward County (LPBC) for its on-the-money policy, though it misses the mark on several counts. The LPBC concurs, if indeed it is road maintenance and improvement that needs funding, then it’s the primary users and …