Lots of money in opium and heroin. A lot more money has been made in opium and heroin since the war, the American war, in Afghanistan began.
Yeah it’s pretty scary.
The question is fundamentally what is worse, the drugs or the drug war? It seems clear to me that the drug war is far worse.
The drug war destroys lives of innocent people. It incentivises police corruption. It incentivizes the distribution of hard drugs. It puts money into the pockets of organized crime. It often keeps people who need help from getting help. It undermines our very Constitution. The drug war is a failed and very expensive social experiment.
We at ACC are non partisan and will never endorse any candidate for any office, ever. Just to state again.
Michael Moore’s analysis is interesting as it jibes with at least some of our thoughts. One of the reasons Trump is not well regarded by many within the GOP is because he is seen as a big government guy and a potential president who might start going tariff happy once taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The fact that Elizabeth Warren and a few other Democratic senators are shaking down the company might have something to do with this new hire. This is business today. Just like Uber did, Airbnb has hired a White House crony for official cover. It’s Chicago politics writ large.
Pay me and you get to play.
(From The Hill)
“Airbnb is committed to building a community where everyone can belong,
You know why? Because no one wants to notice. No one wants to talk about Social Security and its problems, its Ponzi nature, its quietly ticking time bomb(s). No one wants to talk about it because we have come to believe that these sorts of things eventually work themselves out. And certainly no one wants to talk cuts, or means testing, least of all the people in Congress who would be slaughtered (likely) at the polls if they did.
So no worries.
Hans-Hermann Hoppe shares his insight on the nature of the European Union, the future of the world economy, and the danger of the USA embracing a European type economy – which basically it has.
As Turkey cools in the wake of the recent coup attempt – though some outlets have questioned whether this was actually an elaborate way by which Erdogan sought to consolidate power and purge his opponents, not a coup at all – money is being made in Washington from both sides of the chaos. That’s the Washington way. If there is conflict, if people abroad are hoping the American sun will shine on them, one can rest assured that there are lobbyists scurrying around Washington peddling that sunshine.
I have my issues with Ayn Rand but she is the most influential female thinker of the 20th Century and she had many moments of brilliance. This is one.
An excellent report.
Conservatives need to get on board with legal pot and with haste.
Many “conservatives” are already. I was on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and saw a Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) kiosk. This is progress. But the progress is not fast enough, particularly in many states which do not have ballot initiatives like my home state of Virginia.
Pot prohibition is not good for individuals, communities, or the country. If one chooses to use cannabis this is no one’s business but that of the individual who uses the drug.
Socialism has a half life. Once honest to goodness socialism is instituted it is only a matter of time before the system implodes on itself. The primary factor in the speed of collapse is the amount of fat within an economy before massive state intervention and redistributionist policies. If the disease of socialism, hard core socialism, think the USSR, Cuba, North Korea, and even places like Venezuela, really takes hold, if the state assumes pretty much every aspect of the economy,