Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Rot is Ubiquitous: government-run, tax-supported schools in 2016

By Nathan Barton Most of us know the common wisdom regarding apples: the proverb that says, “the rotten apple spoils the barrel.” In the old days (before wooden crates, which came before cardboard crates), apples were shipped from (or by) … Continue reading

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A EpiPen Cost Crisis

By Nathan Barton The crisis de jour. Epinephrine injection pens, brand and popular name “EpiPens” are valuable and life-saving ways to limit allergic reactions which can kill people. They seem to be a matter of LIFE AND DEATH. (Mama Liberty … Continue reading

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Government’s results on display again

By Nathan Barton The recent swarms of tornadoes across the eastern Great Plains and the record-setting flooding in Louisiana have once again showcased the benefits of depending on government for assistance in times of disaster and emergency. And at the … Continue reading

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Government and essential services and utilities – Yes or No?

By Nathan Barton There are a number of utilities that we all take for granted, as long as we live in a town here in Anglo-America: Water supply and distribution – domestic, potable, uncontaminated irrigation fire-fighting Sanitary sewage collection and … Continue reading

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Mob Rule…

From an email… no attribution. But so very true I couldn’t resist… Who owns your life? You… or the voters?

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Hope: Food and Medicine

By Nathan Barton Anyone remember Soylent Green? SF story and movie? Well, apparently a company in California (where else?) is now producing a “super milkshake” called Soylent. Pricey stuff, too! (At least for us frontier Westerners.) Their website doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Hope: Medical improvements on the way

By Nathan Barton Whenever we hear of medical progress and improvements these days, we hear about new technology and new drugs or nutrients, at least 99.9% of the time: new tests, new sensors, new treatments, new antibiotics, new natural substances … Continue reading

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