Category Archives: Politics

Warren Buffet: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, tax rates for the rich were far higher, and my percentage rate was in the middle of the pack. According to a theory I sometimes hear, I should have thrown a fit and refused … Continue reading

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How To Win A Drug War

Maybe one day we’ll be smart enough to solve our problems instead of making them worse. Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal’s decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is … Continue reading

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The Global Drug War Is A Failure

The Drug War is a failure. Jimmy Carter in the New York Times: The report describes the total failure of the present global antidrug effort, and in particular America’s “war on drugs,” which was declared 40 years ago today. It … Continue reading

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Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era

I’m not interested in revisiting what happened to get us to this point but I think it’s an important time to look where we are headed. There’s the human toll. More than twice as many Americans — over 6,000 — … Continue reading

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Trump: Ultra-Conservative or Liberal in Disguise? – E.D. Kain – American Times – Forbes

I think Trump is trying to punk the country: I’ve been saying that the only rational explanation for Donald Trump’s presidential antics is that he’s a stealth-liberal come to divide the GOP vote and sweep Obama to victory. Well, taking … Continue reading

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Geist: Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one – thestar.com

Trademark and copyright holders frequently characterize piracy as a legal failure, arguing that tougher laws and increased enforcement are needed to stem infringing activity. But a new global study on piracy, backed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, comes to … Continue reading

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The American Wireless Galapagos Syndrome: How the industry set itself up for a rout | asymco

A good overview of the current US Cell Industry: The trouble is that US consumers have never had much choice and the US wireless marketplace has been a minefield of incompatibilities and obstacles to market forces. via The American Wireless … Continue reading

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Why AT&T’s deal for T-Mobile must be blocked Brett Arends ROI – MarketWatch

The absolute bedrock of capitalism is competition. The whole essence of our free market system lies in consumer choice. That’s why it’s okay that companies charge what they like, and offer the products and services they like. Ultimately, if the … Continue reading

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Election Season Coming Up…

Worth reading again. Fuck The South

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