Archive for February, 2007|Monthly archive page

The Morality Test.

I recently made my debut on YouTube with a video talking about the Morality Test. Francois Tremblay and one other person came up with the test. I just thought I would post it in video form to help spread it around. Watch the video below and let me know what you think. You can answer the questions in the comments section if you would like.

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Why I Detest Donkeys & Elephants

Howdy folks. I decided to display more tallented writings from my friend Ken here. Anytime I post somebody’s article it is from either a message board, personal correspondance, website article, or other. Today we are going to talk about the groups informally known as elephants and donkeys and formally as the two gangs comprised of lawyers, con-artists, and thugs competing with one another to operate a protection racket, as well as other wannabe rulers *cough* minarchists *cough*.  Enjoy and leave a comment.

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Why The State Sucks: A Parable

Howdy folks! It has been a long time since I last posted here. I am currently busy with some stuff offline but I thought I would drop a gem that my friend Ken sent to me. First a little preamble rant and then a parable. See if you can figure out what each character represents:

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Why healthcare is so expensive

Franc Tremblay explains

There is a movement dedicated to bringing about socialized health care in the “United States.” Such a movement, as we have seen in “Canada,” would ruin the health care market and make it conditional to political considerations instead of consumer demand. And contrarily to statist claims, it drives spending on health care up, up, always up.

To understand why the health care market is fucked up, we need to understand the main considerations of freedom and efficacy in a market, which are (in increasing order of integration):

(1) Peaceful competition.
(2) Division of labour.
(3) Technological progress.

The health care market is under attack by the State on all three fronts.

(1) Insurance companies are not allowed to compete in offering the best packages- they are forced by the State to inflate their prices by providing all sorts of needful and needless treatments. This is all good and well for the big insurance companies, because it prevents competition from smaller and more adaptable insurance businesses. Furthermore, the State favours corporations providing insurance over individual initiative. Both of these drive prices up, make insurance out of the reach of the poor, and prevents competition.
The alternative now proposed by statists- to force people by law to buy insurance- would only drive prices even higher and give more power to the big insurance companies. As usual, statism is corporatism at its finest.

(2) The medical guilds do not prevent vertical division (doctors can specialize in all kinds of areas) but they do prevent horizontal division, thus ensuring that the price of labour remains high.

(3) FDA regulations prevent medical advances in order to fulfill political ends, depriving us of life-saving medications and medical tools.

Free healthcare is a perfect self-antonym.

Who do we blame today?

I give you the leftie complaint guide, courtesy of rmsharpe over at the CFC forum:

EVENT ———————- BLAME

Blizzards —————— ExxonMobil
Cold weather ————— Rush Limbaugh
Drought ——————– Microsoft
Fog ———————— Pfizer
Hail ———————– IBM
High humidity ————– FOX News Channel
Hot wealther ————— Philip Morris
Hurricanes —————– Karl Rove
Ice ———————— Monsanto
Rain ———————– Bush administration
Snow ———————– Wal-Mart
Thunderstorms ————– CEOs
Tornados ——————- McDonald’s
Wind ———————– General Dynamics

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