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Tag Archives: America

Easy Rider, a great American and libertarian movie

Every once in a while I stumble across stuff that I wrote a while back which I think deserves a repost. This is one of those posts.

From May 30, 2010 – The Liberty and Economics Review

When I was in college I can remember a particularly alcohol soaked evening in which I was debating politics with the kid who lived across the hall from me in my dorm. This was typical for us as we both liked beer, politics, and arguing our wildly divergent political perspectives. On this particular night we were discussing the ins and outs of a movie we both loved, Easy Rider.

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U.S. Marijuana Legalization Weakens Mexican Cartels

Pot is by far the illegal drug of choice for Americans. People want it. It’s part of American culture. It is relatively safe. It also is a huge source of income for the Mexican cartels. Legalize the drug and the profit margin on what is essentially a vegetable (but easier to grow than broccoli) disappears. As the profits diminish so too does power and influence.

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How does America get its groove back?

“In truth there is no such thing as a growth industry. There are only companies organized and operated to create and capitalize on growth opportunities. Industries that assume themselves to be riding some automatic growth escalator invariably descend into stagnation.”- Theodore Levitt

The above quote is as true for countries as it is for companies. Countries do not just grow because that is the way it is and how it forever shall be. Countries succeed because of good institutions and hard work. These two things are absolutely necessary.

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