Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Are Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Philosophical Descendants of Judas?

By Shane Kastler

If Judas Iscariot was walking the earth today, he would make an ideal presidential candidate for the Democrat party.  With the recent, hard left veer toward socialism, he would fit right in.  He was socialistic to the core.  He loved to spend other people's money.  He loved to criticize how THEY spent THEIR OWN money.  He loved to act like he cared for the poor, all while using it as a ruse to line his own pockets.  And scarily, he had the ability to influence others toward his way of thinking.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Why Jeff Bezos Ditched New York City

By Robert Wenzel

After an exhaustive search of the planet, Jeff Bezos lieutenants had determined the best places to relocate his internet company (err, put up two new "second headquarters") from the ever-intensifying socialist environment in Seattle was northern Virginia (in an area roughly only a 15 minute drive in light traffic to the CIA headquarters in Langley) and also one in Long Island City, a part of the outer New York City borough of Queens.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

If You Aren't Scared of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Yet...

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez 
...watch the below video.

Yes, the socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez does talk a lot of nonsense in the video which is a recording of her inaugural address in the Bronx, NY that she delivered on Saturday.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Don't Make Me Laugh: "Capitalism crushes socialism: Fox News Poll"

By Robert Wenzel

A commenter at the post, The Counter-Offensive That Needs to Be Launched Now Against Socialists and Other Lefties, links to a Fox News story with a headline that reports that "Capitalism crushes socialism."

Welcome to the world of lies, damn lies and polls.

This is what the story reports:

Let's Discuss The 'Freedom Visa Proposal'

Saturday Mail Bag

As a follow up to my post, Countering the Socialists: The Five Freedoms Proposal, John K., an immigration attorney and hardcore libertarian, emails:

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the recent proposals. It is an important discussion to have to create a proper agenda that can be easily expressed to the population.

I thought I would add some analysis of the "Freedom Visa" since it is my field. My personal view is that the Free movement of people should be made as easy as possible. But that comes without expectations from the host community. However current laws make this impossible as free Medical Care and Education for all are essentially constitutionally protected rights.

How to Support Target Liberty

Brian T. emails:

Do you have a patron account? I want to support your work. Maybe signing up to your newsletter is the best way to do that. I don’t invest much right now so it’d just be for the commentary which would be alright with me.

RW responds: 

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Transition: When Donald McCloskey Became Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey 
Deirdre McCloskey is the Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is also adjunct professor of Philosophy and Classics there, and for five years was a visiting Professor of philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Since October 2007 she has received six honorary doctorates. In 2013, she received the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute for her work examining factors in history that led to advancement in human achievement and prosperity. Her main research interests include the origins of the modern world, the misuse of statistical significance in economics and other sciences, and the study of capitalism, among many others.

Forthcoming is a 20th anniversary edition of her book, now titled, "Crossing: A Transgender Memoir," with a new Afterword.

Target Liberty was provided a copy of the Afterword via a third party.

Here are some snippets:

How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic

Jeffrey Miron, Greg Sollenberger, and Laura Nicolae are out with an important new paper, Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic.

From the introduction:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Countering the Socialists: The Five Freedoms Proposal

By Robert Wenzel

If there is one thing the new American socialists have taught us is that one should not be afraid to be bold in putting forth policy proposals. Although their call for a 70% tax bracket is a horrific idea, it has a strong approval rating amongst voters.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Counter-Offensive That Needs to Be Launched Now Against Socialists and Other Lefties

By Robert Wenzel

It is pretty obvious that the socialists are gaining ground in America. They are very shrewd political strategists. See my post from yesterday, The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

So the obvious question at a time like this for those who are anti-socialists and pro-liberty is a question that has been asked in other periods by two very different people, with two very different philosophies about the world, Murray Rothbard and Vladimir Lenin: What is to be done?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Saikat Chakrabarti 
By Robert Wenzel

I have previously posted that the socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been using, in a very skilful manner, Leninist type tactics to advance her socialist cause.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Rand Paul to Oppose Trump's AG Nominee

Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said on Monday that he will oppose President Trump's attorney general nominee on William Barr.

He is the first Republican to come out as a "no" vote.

This is How Backstabbing at the White House Works

Trump and Cliff Sims
When Larry Kudlow first joined the Trump Administration as director of the National Economic Council under President Trump, he spotted then special assistant to the president Cliff Sims as someone he wanted on his team and told him so.

Sims considered the job an advancement. But here is what happened as recounted by Sims in his new book, Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House:

Italy’s Populist Government Takes Aim at Central Bank and What This Tells Us About the Combover Man

Italy’s populist government launched an unprecedented attack on the country’s central bank over the weekend, reports The Wall Street Journal.

But here is the problem.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The March of Socialism and the Future

It's bad out there, very bad.

I have caught only a few snippets of television news since President Trump's State of the Union speech but talk is turning to socialism across the networks.

Elderly Man Schools Government Copper, And Wants a Happy Meal

-RW