Author: anthony

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Green subsidies and social change theory

Subsidies slow green energy growth Advocates for green energy investment gloss over a few important points: Job creation is not synonymous with wealth creation, government investment is another form of corporate welfare and government investment is usually, if not always, inefficient. I love the false dichotomy of vote or do...

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Wednesday Links

I’ve lagged on original commentary and writing, I’ll correct that soon. In the meantime, links! Who’s the extremist? And so it goes. The Democratic mayor of Washington, Vincent Gray, called on citizens to “fight back against oppression.” What oppression, you ask? Riders to the 2011 federal budget would end taxpayer...

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Monday Links

Peter Thiel on alternatives to the higher education bubble Like any good bubble, this belief– while rooted in truth– gets pushed to unhealthy levels. Thiel talks about consumption masquerading as investment during the housing bubble, as people would take out speculative interest-only loans to get a bigger house with a...

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The socialists are right

…during World War I, as illustrated by Schenck v. United States (1919) .  Charles Schenck, the secretary of the Socialist Party of America, was responsible for the distribution of a pamphlet advocating opposition to the draft.  For such a heinous crime against American military intervention, the Supreme Court upheld Schenck’s...

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Post column and Libya

I’ve slacked on updating the blog lately, but here’s a few updates: I now write a column for The Post which runs every Monday this quarter.  My first column discusses the perils of government intervention in the economy. CIA Operative in Libya to gather intelligence on rebel fighters The Obama...

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Isabel Paterson link aggregation

Lately I’ve received hits from individuals searching for Isabel Paterson, which has led me to attempt an aggregation of online information about Paterson.  If I’ve missed any, leave a link in the comments section or e-mail.   Literature Archive (Mises Institute) A Woman with impact Twitter account for Paterson quotations Finding...