Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Libertarian Links

Taibbi on how Russia's conversion to "capitalism" was really slimey.
The role of Fannie, Freddie, and the Fed in the crash.

Patriot Act: "We had more than 1500 laws already on the books (never invoked) to fight terrorism prior to this Act, and even these could not stop an attack; what makes anyone think or believe the Patriot Acts could perform such a feat?"

Socialized medicine: "Last year, in the midst of fevered debate over ObamaCare, Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams flew to Miami for heart surgery.  It seems Canada’s vaunted socialized system limited his treatment options.  Williams responded to criticism:  “This is my heart, it’s my choice and it’s my health.”"

Tornados: There's one problem with this global-warming chicken little-ism. It has little to do with reality. National Weather Service data on weather-related fatalities since 1940 show that the risks of Americans being killed by violent weather have fallen significantly over the past 70 years.

Corporate profits very strong.

12% of Americans Are Immigrants, But 70% of Top Science Students Are Children of Immigrants.

Very interesting medical care charts.

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