Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem. (Makes sense?)

Socialism can not calculate prices effectively. This is socialism’s (of various kinds) fatal flaw.

Real prices, honest prices, often reflect a reality that the powers that be in socialist systems don’t like. As such the powers that be start looking for reasons, any reasons other than the real ones, for why their particular economy is failing. They often conjure boogeymen.

You see it’s reactionary capitalists undermining the system. They are trying to extract the people’s surplus value.

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Trump Releases His First Budget Blueprint: Here Are The Winners And Losers

Every budget has winners and losers. (Hey at least we have a budget.) But the losers for too long have been the American taxpayers. This must change. There is perhaps some – some – hope here. Though that $54 billion for the Pentagon should be given back to the American people.

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A potentially HUGE mistake for the Trump DOJ : Sessions Wants To Bring Back Reagan-Era Drug Policies

We thought that a detente had been reached with AG Sessions on the pot issue. We thought we had all agreed that there are probably more important things for the Department of Justice to focus on than on legal weed. Lord knows there are.

It seems to us that marijuana is clearly a state issue per the Constitution. It would appear to fall solidly under the 10th Amendment. (As should any number of issues.) As a presumed fan of federalism and smaller government Mr.

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Socialized Medicine: NHS rationing ‘leaving dying patients to suffer in pain’ report warns

One of the rules in my family growing up was “never go to a European hospital if it could be avoided.” Not that it mattered much because after the earliest part of my life we never went back to Europe.

No doubt things are better now but my parents had some interesting experiences (to say the least) with the British and Italian health care systems.

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Collapsing pensions will fuel America’s next financial crisis

One of the main reasons California in all its anti-Trump rage isn’t going anywhere anytime soon is because the state knows that it has a massive government employee pension problem and that it will one day have to call on the rest of the United States to “solve” (bailout) this problem for them. Watch.

But the rest of the country isn’t in great shape either.

This is one of those things that few will pay attention to until it’s a 5 alarm fire.

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Popping our political bubbles is a good thing

This is an interesting article from Noah Millman senior editor at The American Conservative. Attached to the article is an even more interesting discussion of the social media driven “political bubbles” we all live in to a greater or lesser extent from Al Jazeera.

We think it is wise to expose oneself to different political dispositions actively. Indeed at this website we are fortunate that though we proudly proclaim our classically liberal or libertarian bias,

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