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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Won’t Someone Think of the Children?

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] One of the top stories in the Post-Dispatch today reports that registered sex offenders will be closely monitored by increased police presence on Halloween. There are some problems with sex offender registration as a whole, so it may not be worth the increased police … Continue reading »

Categories: Government Spending, Media | 3 Comments


Wall Street too skittish to lend right now? Borrow from silicon valley! This article is incredible. After reading it, I immediately left a positive review on google for the pizza hut I’d visited the night before. Also, approx. once a week I post on the Show-Me Institute’s blog. Check it out.

Categories: Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Shout Out to Mr. Tiebout

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] According to a Post-Dispatch article the city of Joplin will no longer allow teachers in its public schools to show any visible tattoos. Now, at first blush, this seems like an infringement on liberty, and perhaps it is. But it may also be a … Continue reading »

Categories: Local Government, Politics | 1 Comment

Health Is a Right; Health Care Is Not

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s a nice short article on KOMU Channel 8’s website advocating increased public funding for health care in Missouri. Now, I am not a monster. I do think it would be better if more people had better health care — but I am not … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Government Spending, Health Care, Taxes | 3 Comments


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You’ve gotta be effing kidding me.

An article at discusses the downsides to falling oil prices. The downsides? Really? When did the popular press start siding with the fatcats? I loves me some capitalism, but I take no truck with pure exploitation. I honestly believe that free markets produce the most desirable outcomes. Why should we worry that the oil-rich … Continue reading »

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Stock Slump Provides Bridge to Cheaper Gas

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The stock market troubles that have made the front page of CNN’s website almost every day for the last two weeks (at least) are fairly generally accepted to be part of a national economic slowdown, which is almost certainly much older than the recent … Continue reading »

Categories: Energy, Government Spending, Taxes, Transportation | Leave a comment

new job

Oh yeah, and I got a job working in a free-market think tank. We have a blog. I have already posted in it. Scroll down to the one titled “Police You Can Count On”. I am a research assistant, and I work 18 hours a week.

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Fun with algebra COVERED IN OIL.

According to my admittedly dubious calculations, the oil drop depicted on the cover of this book would satisfy our current(actually 2005) oil consumption for over 7 million years.

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Police You Can Count On

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis has a new police chief. My favorite part of the article: [New chief Daniel] Isom said he will take a more modern approach by decentralizing the decision-making. “I want to push resources down to the district level in … Continue reading »

Categories: Local Government | 2 Comments