Tag Archives: oil prices

If I pay you enough, will you take my oil?

I admit that I have never completely understood the futures market in commodities, much less the entire derivatives system. But it was a negligent discharge this week.

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Upping the ante … economically and politically

The spreading of panic for political purposes is in full gear. On this Monday morning we need to remember priorities: Protect yourself from getting sick, yes. Protect yourself from shortages of goods. Protect yourself from drops in stock markets and … Continue reading

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Socialism: the nature of government

Libertarian Commentary #16-08E by Nathan Barton As I discussed in a recent commentary, government’s nature is both evil and secretive, not because it necessarily wants to be, but because that is how government functions, for many reasons. The nature of … Continue reading

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More Islamic wars

Libertarian Commentary, 24JAN16, #16-04A By Nathan Barton It is dangerous to be a Muslim, I think. No, not so much here in the Fifty States, as in the Ummah, the Dar-Al’Islam, the lands of “peace.” A couple of stories here, … Continue reading

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“It’s for the children:” Excuse for Tyranny (#16-03E)

Libertarian Commentary, 22 January 2016, #16-03E By Nathan Barton Children are the excuse for so much tyranny; a good deal of this is because those who are in power themselves never really grew up. 2016, the year of the REAL … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 29 DEC 2015, #15-52A: Lies and More Lies – What can we believe?

By Nathan Barton Lies and more lies? According to Freedom News Daily, quoting a Reuters story, “Oil fell toward $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low, pressured by excess supply that has more than halved prices … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 24 December 2015, #15-51D: Christmas Gifts

By Nathan Barton A merry Christmas and other holidays to all. I’ve no problem with wishing everyone a merry Christmas and even a happy New Year; sorry if you are offended. To be honest, I’m probably more offended by Christmas … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 18 AUG 15, #15-33b: Crime and government

By Nathan Barton Hmmm. What is going on? Business Insider reports that the latest reason for Wal-Mart profits dropping is increased theft from the big-box retail chain. No matter what is done, more and more people are stealing more and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-10: Immigration, Education, more.

By Nathan Barton Good morning. California, even by FedGov admission, has higher than average unemployment.  In fact, the processing of unemployment checks by the state government is a big and growing business, which the state contracts out.  But is it … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-02C: More on wars and cops, fear and risk

By Nathan Barton A variety of news items today, starting with more on our Islamic wars, worldwide. France and Israel mourned and honored heroes in last week’s murder of 17 people by French Islamist terrorists in the Paris area, as … Continue reading

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