Tag Archives: Economics

Libertarian Commentary on the News, 15 October 2015, #15-41D: Media and Getting It Wrong Again and Again – On Purpose

By Nathan Barton When it comes to politics, what is worse than a celebrity?  (No, it is NOT a “casino capitalist,” fun as that is.)  It is a celebrity scientist, whether it is Carl Sagan or Albert Einstein… or a … Continue reading

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The New Economy? Unlimited Energy

By Nathan Barton On Friday the 3rd, Greg Guenthner over at Daily Reckoning published a good article, “You’ll Never Believe How Low the Price of Oil Can Go…” which I actually didn’t get to read until late Monday, when his … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-36B: The economy (or lack thereof)

By Nathan Barton Good morning. When it comes  to economics, the economy, and markets, government EXCELS in making stupid mistakes and then making MORE stupid mistakes to “fix” the first one(s).  After doing this for a century-plus, it is no … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-33E: Economics, the depressing science

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  Economics can be fun, if you enjoy getting depressed.  Too many downers for me.  Of course, those who are not blind can see the constant drum of bad news for most sectors of our economy, … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32A: Stupid, stupid, stupid

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Sometimes the sheer stupidity of government and its actions hits me right between the eyes: this weekend is a great example.  Ignoring impacts on me, my family, my clients, and friends and associates, we see … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-32B: Stupidity and economics

Stupid feral govmint tricks Federal Remapping of Sandy-Damaged Areas May Curb Coastal Development (CNSNews.com) Nathan: Oh, yes, of COURSE it will: just like it keeps people from building in floodplains. Insurance companies should do this – not government.  This, like … Continue reading

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Your Groceries are Shrinking!

Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CATHERINE RAMPELL (New York Times) Chips are disappearing from bags, candy from boxes and vegetables from can. As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for … Continue reading

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