Whiskey and Gunpowder

I just ran across this site tonight and it seems pretty good.  I added it to my blogroll pretty much sight unseen because of the name, and their “about us” page.  It says: Whiskey & Gunpowder explores the crossroads of liberty, finance and moral philosophy. Frankly, we don’t believe these things can be examined separately […]

Less than nothing

I just read a great article on FEE.org entitled Less than Nothing that explains why the federal government should have nothing to do with managing the economy.  But the article goes further and explains that it’s now too late to simply do nothing – we need to undo the existing policies which brought us to […]

We should’ve elected Ron Paul

Ron Paul knows economics.  He knows how the free market system is supposed to work.  I say “supposed to” because we haven’t had a free market system in the US for almost 100 years. And yet people say the dumbest things, like “this proves the free market system doesn’t work without regulation” and “we need […]

The return of Mark to Myth?

It looks like the Senate is attempting to allow the banks to sweep their problems under a rug.  A MarketWatch.com article this evening says “an accounting regulation that some bankers and lawmakers complain is a key contributor to the financial crisis might need to be temporarily changed or restricted. The rule, known as mark-to-market, requires […]