Sunday, May 29, 2011

Libertarian Links

The growing police state.

Congress: In a new academic study, four university professors examined investment results on more than 16,000 stock transactions made by 300 House delegates from 1985 to 2001. The result was clear: They beat the market by an average of 0.55% per month, around 6.6% a year. The professors note a previous study showed members of the U.S. Senate did so well they outperformed hedge funds. In fact, if members of Congress didn't beat the market, they'd be bigger morons than you already think they are. Why? Because insider trading laws don't apply to members of Congress…
Obama admin on gun control: She went on to say Obama told her, "I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar."

Gov. Chris Christie has pulled New Jersey out of a cap and trade program, reports Juliet Eilperin
Ron Paul on the death of the Republic.

Pensions investments getting riskier.

Yes, liberals I believe Al Franken is on Judiciary Committee: The controversial PROTECT IP Act unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. When the PROTECT IP Act becomes law U.S. authorities and copyright holders will have the power to seize domains, block websites and censor search engines to prevent copyright infringements. Introduced just two weeks ago, the bill now heads over to the Senate for further consideration and another vote.

Texas: "in the ten years between April 2001 and April 2011," Texas gained 732,800 private sector jobs, while the nation overall lost 2 million. More: "In 1970 New York had 18 million people. In 2010 New York had 19 million people. In 1970 Texas had 11 million people. In 2010 Texas had 25 million people. Don't tell me public policy doesn't account for much of the difference."

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