The possibility of having a Supreme Court Justice who is explicitly against crony capitalism, for property rights, and for human liberty is a tantalizing prospect.
Below The Texas Observer introduces Don Willett to the non-legal non-Texas world. Known for his sense of humor, his extensive social media following (at least for a judge), his transpartisan friendships, sharp mind, and commitment to liberty, the current Texas Supreme Court Justice could usher in a new era for the Court.
Noam, Noam, Noam, I can understand why you are upset. But “the most dangerous organization in world history”? C’mon that’s hysterical – in both senses of the word.
Trump in many (many) ways is the anti-Chomsky, blowing holes right through the political correctness linguistic critique which was to a large degree pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Now the critique (or is it a facade) is falling apart right before the world’s eyes. It’s got to be difficult for the professor.*
The author of this article is a bit too wedded to the “Right-Left” spectrum but it is an important story so we post it. Too often people assume that they are on the “Right” or the “Left” without really thinking what that means. Politicians take advantage of this. “Right” and “Left” are really very antiquated terms.
Free speech is not a value shared by everyone anymore. (It really was in the West for years and years on both what is called the Right and Left.) There are those who really do think now however that speech should be prosecuted,
Mr. Books has a cocktail party circuit to maintain. He must remain welcome in polite company.
As we say regularly at Against Crony Capitalism, we do not endorse any political candidates for any office in any race ever.
One area of particular interest for us in the current presidential race is the arrogance and dismissal of so many fortunate people (particularly in the media) of people who have not seen particularly good fortune since the the 2008 Crash and before.
“Please don’t fine my owner.”
“You see…Vee have noticed that you’ve been buying quite a lot of dog food recently…Now vee can do this the easy vay or the hard vay…Where is the dog? And do you have a license? Please check in with with the local pet commissar immediately.”
Some good ideas here. Restoring the Republic should be THE goal.
The author focuses on one area of concern but there are many other areas of policy that deserve the same treatment.
Much more enlightened times at Berkeley. Long before the PC virus replicated in academia.
This shouldn’t be tolerated anywhere, but particularly at a state school like UC Berkeley. So, many of the people who pay to keep the school open are to be denied entry through the main gate? I don’t think so. Seeing this video just illustrates again why the Alumni Strike is taking hold across the country. Perhaps there should be a taxpayer strike for Cal too.
Football was the only sport I was ever really good at and I used to love it. (Though I abandoned playing by junior high.)
I was a pretty good soccer player. I loved and love surfing, though at my very best I still wasn’t an “A” or even “B+” level surfer. I’m a reasonably good golfer. I used to play a lot of tennis. But football was the only sport where there was even the glimmer of something extraordinary for me.
This is a very interesting discussion with one of the “good guys” in Washington (there are a few) on the nature of government and where we have gone wrong.
We (still) have a 1st Amendment in this country Mr. Cuomo. Thank God.
We don’t call it “mutant capitalism,” we call it crony capitalism. But the main point made in the attached article is vitally important.
What many young people know as “capitalism” is not capitalism. They’ve known only crony capitalism. Many young people have never seen a world in which the economy was allowed to breathe and one where people were generally free to start businesses and carve out a claim while helping fulfill the needs and desires of their fellow humans.
No kidding. Either be on the crony side of things or just drop out of the middle class. This is America today.
The War on Cash is on. The opening salvos were launched months ago, and now we are getting into the meat of the campaign which is being driven by central banks, governments, and by industry. They all want to kill cash.
The central banks hate cash particularly because it limits their power. There is real concern that in the event another significant recession rolls around central banks will have a hard time pushing down interest rates,