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by ajax
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trump's Rules for Republican Radicals
Replies: 27
Views: 716

Re: Trump's Rules for Republican Radicals

Silver wrote: ...the slumbering Republicans?


Not really slumbering. They've gone back to their roots. The party of Lincoln was the big-government party of protectionism, industrial policy, civil-liberties violations, and war.
by ajax
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: On Trade, Protectionism and Tariffs
Replies: 31
Views: 694

Re: On Trade, Protectionism and Tariffs

http://cafehayek.com/2017/02/bonus-quotation-of-the-day-216.html "Protectionism, as it is misleadingly known, has always been an insider’s game, a political gambit aimed at enriching those to whom the government is especially beholden or seeks to seduce at the expense of other people. Incumbent...
by ajax
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Principles of Liberty
Topic: The Minimum Wage in One Lesson
Replies: 43
Views: 4940

Re: The Minimum Wage in One Lesson

The Racist Origin of the Minimum Wage P9T5g76QIE8 As I’ve said on other occasions: compared to (most of) today’s advocates of the minimum wage, the minimum-wage’s early advocates had far worse ethics but a far better grasp of economics. These early advocates of the minimum wage correctly understood...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

Russia May Turn Over Snowden to U.S. http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/russia-may-turn-over-snowden-to-us.html NBC News has learned that U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the N...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The 20 Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill the Most
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: The 20 Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill the Most

Ajax, While I don't know the specifics of each of these items, I can say historically, agriculture and food, is one of the most cronyized and least capitalized markets in the U.S. We all have empathy for the noble farmer, especially the farmer on the family farm. However, not only is this basically...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The 20 Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill the Most
Replies: 10
Views: 350

The 20 Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill the Most

Is this because of greedy capitalists? Or is there some other nefarious thing going on? The 20 Grocery Items Driving Up Your Bill the Most http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/02/the-20-grocery-items-driving-up-your.html Between 2006 and 2016, the price of food has increased by 27.8%, outpacing...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist

I guess that's why I'm so drawn to it ;)
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

The only place I can see where Trump wants less government is in regulating business. We'll see. As Robert Wenzel notes: Note well: He said he is going to lower the tax burden on "American business." There is nothing wrong with cutting business taxes or any other taxes. But that is not th...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

Trump sides with the sheriffs on their racket https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-sides-with-the-sheriffs-on-their-racket/2017/02/08/964e41c0-ee4c-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html?utm_term=.6736b16c0853 George Will The technique has been called (by this columnist) “immunity through profu...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist
Replies: 3
Views: 110

I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist

I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist. http://blog.independent.org/2017/02/09/im-not-a-pessimist-im-an-economist/ I’ve been lucky, in my time as a graduate student and now as a professor, to give talks on a variety of subjects to many different groups. From business owners, to my undergraduate stud...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: On Trade, Protectionism and Tariffs
Replies: 31
Views: 694

Re: On Trade, Protectionism and Tariffs

25 reasons why protectionism is taken seriously when it’s actually a form of economic suicide https://www.aei.org/publication/25-reasons-why-protectionism-is-taken-seriously-when-its-actually-a-form-of-economic-suicide/ 1. The false belief that trade is a zero-sum game (win-lose), when in fact it’s...
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Utah may soon dump 'Federal Reserve', put trust back in God and gold, rather than central bank'
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Utah may soon dump 'Federal Reserve', put trust back in God and gold, rather than central bank'

Col. Flagg wrote:
jbalm wrote:Utah will NEVER break ranks with FEDGOV.

A bigger bunch of authority worshippers has never existed in the history of mankind.

Ya do got a point jb... just look at the point of the mountain for proof of that. #-o :ymsick:


What's at the point of the mountain?
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Utah may soon dump 'Federal Reserve', put trust back in God and gold, rather than central bank'
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Utah may soon dump 'Federal Reserve', put trust back in God and gold, rather than central bank'

jbalm wrote:A bigger bunch of authority worshippers has never existed in the history of mankind.


Harsh, jbalm, harsh. What makes you say this? Experience? Observation?
by ajax
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should my wife go to bishop for porn addiction?
Replies: 110
Views: 2533

Re: Should my wife go to bishop for porn addiction?

Watch with her.
by ajax
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Book/Video Reviews, Commentary & Recommendations
Topic: Free Online Courses
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Free Online Courses

Thanks for the heads up. Economic education is woeful on LDSFF in the U.S.A.
by ajax
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

Trump promises "ruthless" war on drugs and to give law enforcement the weapons they need.
http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/tr ... nsane.html

Ugh. Trump-fanboy-faux-liberty-lovers unite!
by ajax
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Five Signs We're Going To War
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Five Signs We're Going To War

Raimondo Warns: Troubling Signs From the Trump Administration http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/raimondo-warns-troubling-signs-from.html He writes : Less than three weeks into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, there are several troubling signs that the new administration is abandoning its forei...
by ajax
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

I am becoming less and less surprised that some LDS on the LDS FREEDOM Forum really aren't proponents of freedom after all. You're right Silver. Milk toast, veneer liberty lovers, saluting the flag, singing the national anthem etc. Liberty always comes with a caveat. "I love liberty, but...&qu...
by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Peace President
Replies: 36
Views: 803

Re: Our Peace President

From the libertarian institute blog : The US has alliances with over 50 other countries that will require the US to go to war in defense of those countries. 923 children were killed by war in Afghanistan in 2016. This is a 25% increase in the number of children killed in 2015. 3,498 civilians were k...
by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

Updated! Meet the Libertarian-Leaning GOP State Senator Whose Career Donald Trump Wants To Destroy http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/07/meet-the-libertarian-leaning-gop-state-s UPDATED (2:20 P.M.): The Texas state senator in question below turns out to be a complicated matter. Scroll down for new info...
by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Peace President
Replies: 36
Views: 803

Re: Our Peace President

ESCALATION The Truth About Trump and the Military Action in Yemen http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/the-truth-about-trump-and-military.html Although many libertarians believe that President Trump will reign in the overseas adventures of the U.S. military, it is extremely difficult to understand ...
by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: REPORT Super Neocon Elliot Abrams to be Named Deputy Secretary of State
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: REPORT Super Neocon Elliot Abrams to be Named Deputy Secretary of State

Rand Paul: Do Not Let Elliott Abrams Anywhere Near the State Department http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/rand-paul-do-not-let-elliott-abrams.html Super neocon Elliott Abrams is meeting with President Donald Trump today. He is under consideration for the position of Deputy Secretary of State. Se...
by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Five Signs We're Going To War
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Five Signs We're Going To War

http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/fi ... o-war.html

You don't have much time to retreat Trump fanboys. The wars of the Empire are about to escalate, yes, under Donald J. Trump.

by ajax
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)
Replies: 31
Views: 699

Re: Our Benevolent Dictator (Trumpsters Beware...Aorta-Popping Material)

Trump Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Texas Senator Who Wants to Stop Police From Taking Money and Other Property http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/02/trump-threatens-to-destroy-texas.html I really hope there is no Trump Fanboy that is going to support Trump on this. The Daily Beast reports: President Donal...
by ajax
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why Do We Obsess With Leaders?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Why Do We Obsess With Leaders?

And why do we think they will help us? Luke 22:25-26 "And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so..." What ever happened to the American spirit of freedom, liberty, i...
by ajax
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Don’t Reform the Tax System
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Don’t Reform the Tax System

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/02/dont-reform-tax-system.html By Ron Paul Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper the...
by ajax
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Wo Unto You
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Wo Unto You

Yeah supposedly. Get 3 LDS together to discuss this and you'll get 4 different opinions.
by ajax
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Wo Unto You
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Wo Unto You

Probably not.

By the way, here are a couple of breakdowns of your linked oxfam report:

Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

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