Små, små skritt

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on mai 29th, 2009

Det er ikke sunt å røyke. Det burde du vite. Om du likevel velger å røyke er det tydelig at du ikke vet ditt eget beste, og da må noen (staten) gripe inn. Det er den rådende mentaliteten i semi-fascistiske Norge. For å sitere Hitlerjugend, helse er ingen privatsak.

Den siste i rekken av bekymrede og velmenende helsefascister er legen Kenneth Gutterup. Han mener tobakk bør selges på vinmonopolet, og han kommer med følgende fantastiske utsagn til VG;

“I dag blir mange barn nikotinavhengige på grunn av statens handlingslammelse”

Det er altså i Gutterups hode staten som egentlig er mamma og pappa. Og det er dessverre ikke bare i hans verden staten bør fylle rollen som barnepasser. Kari Huseby i Helsedirektoratet synes det er et “interessant” forslag. Og Gro Harlem Brundtland kom visst med et lignende forslag for noen år tilbake. No surprise there.

Dette er så prinsipielt som det kan få blitt; enten eier du ditt liv, eller så eier staten ditt liv. Er du ikke fri til å velge feil, er du simpelthen ikke fri. Det er intellektuell latskap, og farlig sådan, å strekke seg etter statens pistoler hver gang samfunnet har et “problem”.

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Penger og helter

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on mai 27th, 2009

Amerikaneren Robert Kahre bør være en helt for alle som er opptatt av frihet og bekymret for samfunnets totalitære tendenser. Kahre (49), er en selvgjort forretningsmann som nå risikerer livstid i fengsel for å ha betalt arbeiderne sine i gull og sølv.
Nå har den herskende klassen sørget for en slik snedig ordning der de får penger ved å knipse med fingrene, så at noen ikke anerkjenner deres tvangspenger kan de ikke ha noe av. At noen skulle slutte å bruke papirlappene de hevder er penger, ja det skulle tatt seg ut.

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Davy Crockett

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: filosofi on mai 20th, 2009

Her følger en historie om den amerikanske kongressmannen David Crockett. Det er et langt stykke, men du vil være rikere etter å ha lest den.

Not Yours to Give

One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose:

“Mr. Speaker–I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has not the power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him.

“Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.”

He took his seat. Nobody replied. The bill was put upon its passage, and, instead of passing unanimously, as was generally supposed, and as, no doubt, it would, but for that speech, it received but few votes, and, of course, was lost.

Later, when asked by a friend why he had opposed the appropriation, Crockett gave this explanation:

“Several years ago I was one evening standing on the steps of the Capitol with some other members of Congress, when our attention was attracted by a great light over in Georgetown. It was evidently a large fire. We jumped into a hack and drove over as fast as we could. In spite of all that could be done, many houses were burned and many families made houseless, and, besides, some of them had lost all but the clothes they had on. The weather was very cold, and when I saw so many women and children suffering, I felt that something ought to be done for them. The next morning a bill was introduced appropriating $20,000 for their relief. We put aside all other business and rushed it through as soon as it could be done.

“The next summer, when it began to be time to think about election, I concluded I would take a scout around among the boys of my district. I had no opposition there, but, as the election was some time off, I did not know what might turn up. When riding one day in a part of my district in which I was more of a stranger than any other, I saw a man in a field plowing and coming toward the road. I gauged my gait so that we should meet as he came to the fence. As he came up, I spoke to the man. He replied politely, but, as I thought, rather coldly.

“I began: ‘Well, friend, I am one of those unfortunate beings called
candidates, and—‘

“Yes I know you; you are Colonel Crockett. I have seen you once before, and voted for you the last time you were elected. I suppose you are out electioneering now, but you had better not waste your time or mine, I shall not vote for you again.”

“This was a sockdolager…I begged him to tell me what was the matter.

” ’Well, Colonel, it is hardly worth-while to waste time or words upon it. I do not see how it can be mended, but you gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. In either case you are not the man to represent me. But I beg your pardon for expressing it in that way. I did not intend to avail myself of the privilege of the constituent to speak plainly to a candidate for the purpose of insulting or wounding you. I intend by it only to say that your understanding of the Constitution is very different from mine; and I will say to you what, but for my rudeness, I should not have said, that I believe you to be honest.
…But an understanding of the Constitution different from mine I cannot overlook, because the Constitution, to be worth anything, must be held sacred, and rigidly observed in all its provisions. The man who wields power and misinterprets it is the more dangerous the more honest he is.’

” ‘I admit the truth of all you say, but there must be some mistake about it, for I do not remember that I gave any vote last winter upon any constitutional question.’

“ ‘No, Colonel, there’s no mistake. Though I live in the backwoods and seldom go from home, I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings of Congress. My papers say that last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers by a fire in Georgetown. Is that true?’

” ‘Well, my friend; I may as well own up. You have got me there. But certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum of $20,000 to relieve its suffering women and children, particularly with a full and overflowing Treasury, and I am sure, if you had been there, you would have done just as I did.’

” ‘It is not the amount, Colonel, that I complain of; it is the principle. In the first place, the government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. But that has nothing with the question. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man, particularly under our system of collecting revenue by a tariff, which reaches every man in the country, no matter how poor he may be, and the poorer he is the more he pays in proportion to his means. What is worse, it presses upon him without his knowledge where the weight centers, for there is not a man in the United States who can ever guess how much he pays to the government. So you see, that while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he. If you had the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. ‘No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity. Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose. If twice as many houses had been burned in this county as in Georgetown, neither you nor any other member of Congress would have thought of appropriating a dollar for our relief. There are about two hundred and forty members of Congress. If they had shown their sympathy for the sufferers by contributing each one week’s pay, it would have made over $13,000. There are plenty of wealthy men in and around Washington who could have given $20,000 without depriving themselves of even a luxury of life.’ “The congressmen chose to keep their own money, which, if reports be true, some of them spend not very creditably; and the people about Washington, no doubt, applauded you for relieving them from the necessity of giving by giving what was not yours to give. The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution.’

” ‘So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better, except as far as you are personally concerned, and you see that I cannot vote for you.’

“I tell you I felt streaked. I saw if I should have opposition, and this man should go to talking, he would set others to talking, and in that district I was a gone fawn-skin. I could not answer him, and the fact is, I was so fully convinced that he was right, I did not want to. But I must satisfy him, and I said to him:

” ‘Well, my friend, you hit the nail upon the head when you said I had not sense enough to understand the Constitution. I intended to be guided by it, and thought I had studied it fully. I have heard many speeches in Congress about the powers of Congress, but what you have said here at your plow has got more hard, sound sense in it than all the fine speeches I ever heard. If I had ever taken the view of it that you have, I would have put my head into the fire before I would have given that vote; and if you will forgive me and vote for me again, if I ever vote for another unconstitutional law I wish I may be shot.’

“He laughingly replied; ‘Yes, Colonel, you have sworn to that once before, but I will trust you again upon one condition. You say that you are convinced that your vote was wrong. Your acknowledgment of it will do more good than beating you for it. If, as you go around the district, you will tell people about this vote, and that you are satisfied it was wrong, I will not only vote for you, but will do what I can to keep down opposition, and, perhaps, I may exert some little influence in that way.’

” ‘If I don’t’, said I, ‘I wish I may be shot; and to convince you that I am in earnest in what I say I will come back this way in a week or ten days, and if you will get up a gathering of the people, I will make a speech to them. Get up a barbecue, and I will pay for it.’

” ‘No, Colonel, we are not rich people in this section, but we have plenty of provisions to contribute for a barbecue, and some to spare for those who have none. The push of crops will be over in a few days, and we can then afford a day for a barbecue. This is Thursday; I will see to getting it up on Saturday week. Come to my house on Friday, and we will go together, and I promise you a very respectable crowd to see and hear you.’

” ‘Well, I will be here. But one thing more before I say good-bye. I must know your name.’

” ‘My name is Bunce.’

” ‘Not Horatio Bunce?’

” ‘Yes.’

” ‘Well, Mr. Bunce, I never saw you before, though you say you have seen me, but I know you very well. I am glad I have met you, and very proud that I may hope to have you for my friend.’

“It was one of the luckiest hits of my life that I met him. He mingled but little with the public, but was widely known for his remarkable intelligence and incorruptible integrity,  and for a heart brimful and running over with kindness and benevolence, which showed themselves not only in words but in acts. He was the oracle of the whole country around him, and his fame had extended far beyond the circle of his immediate acquaintance. Though I had never met him, before, I had heard much of him, and but for this meeting it is very likely I should have had opposition, and had been beaten. One thing is very certain, no man could now stand up in that district under such a vote.

“At the appointed time I was at his house, having told our conversation to every crowd I had met, and to every man I stayed all night with, and I found that it gave the people an interest and a confidence in me stronger than I had ever seen manifested before.

“Though I was considerably fatigued when I reached his house, and, under ordinary circumstances, should have gone early to bed, I kept him up until midnight, talking about the principles and affairs of government, and got more real, true knowledge of them than I had got all my life before.

“I have known and seen much of him since, for I respect him – no, that is not the word – I reverence and love him more than any living man, and I go to see him two or three times every year; and I will tell you, sir, if every one who professes to be a Christian lived and acted and enjoyed it as he does, the religion of Christ would take the world by storm.

“But to return to my story. The next morning we went to the barbecue, and, to my surprise, found about a thousand men there. I met a good many whom I had not known before, and they and my friend introduced me around until I had got pretty well acquainted – at least, they all knew me.

“In due time notice was given that I would speak to them. They gathered up around a stand that had been erected. I opened my speech by saying:

” ‘Fellow-citizens – I present myself before you today feeling like a new man. My eyes have lately been opened to truths which ignorance or prejudice, or both, had heretofore hidden from my view. I feel that I can today offer you the ability to render you more valuable service than I have ever been able to render before. I am here today more for the purpose of acknowledging my error than to seek your votes. That I should make this acknowledgment is due to myself as well as to you. Whether you will vote for me is a matter for your consideration only.’”

“I went on to tell them about the fire and my vote for the appropriation and then told them why I was satisfied it was wrong. I closed by saying:

” ‘And now, fellow-citizens, it remains only for me to tell you that the most of the speech you have listened to with so much interest was simply a repetition of the arguments by which your neighbor, Mr. Bunce, convinced me of my error.

” ‘It is the best speech I ever made in my life, but he is entitled to the
credit for it. And now I hope he is satisfied with his convert and that he will get up here and tell you so.’

“He came upon the stand and said:

” ‘Fellow-citizens – It affords me great pleasure to comply with the request of Colonel Crockett. I have always considered him a thoroughly honest man, and I am satisfied that he will faithfully perform all that he has promised you today.’

“He went down, and there went up from that crowd such a shout for Davy Crockett as his name never called forth before.’

“I am not much given to tears, but I was taken with a choking then and felt some big drops rolling down my cheeks. And I tell you now that the remembrance of those few words spoken by such a man, and the honest, hearty shout they produced, is worth more to me than all the honors I have received and all the reputation I have ever made, or ever shall make, as a member of Congress.’

“Now, sir,” concluded Crockett, “you know why I made that speech yesterday.

“There is one thing now to which I will call your attention. You remember that I proposed to give a week’s pay. There are in that House many very wealthy men – men who think nothing of spending a week’s pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Some of those same men made beautiful speeches upon the great debt of gratitude which the country owed the deceased–a debt which could not be paid by money–and the insignificance and worthlessness of money, particularly so insignificant a sum as $10,000,  when weighed against the honor of the nation. Yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it.”

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En kritisk røst

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: økonomi on mai 19th, 2009

” – Heller bensin på bålet

Han synes det er et paradoks at verdens myndigheter gjør akkurat det samme som førte til finanskrisen.

- Det har kommet så mange redningspakker at ingen vet lenger hvor mye som har blitt sprøytet inn i økonomien og hvor det er sprøytet inn. Det var en ekspansiv pengepolitikk, lave renter og dermed billig kreditt som skapte den krisen vi nå er midt inne i. Nå svarer verdens myndigheter på dagens krise med å gjøre akkurat det samme, sier Grytten og legger til:

- Det verste er selvfølgelig politikken som ble ført krisen kom, fordi de lave rentene førte til at markedet aldri fikk korrigert seg selv. Man prøvde alltid å holde økonomien oppe, og med det bar myndighetene bensin på bålet og gjorde krisen verre. Vi har på mange måter lånt oss til en boligboble både i USA og i Norge, og det har myndighetenes politikk mye skyld for. Nå tør de ihverfall ikke å rette på det i frykt av hva det kan føre til av arbeidsledighet, konjukturkrise og boligkrakk, sier Grytten.”


Ola Grytten har selvfølgelig helt rett. Men at virkeligheten skal komme i veien for De Som Bestemmer bør ingen ha noen illusjoner om.

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STORE tall

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on mai 18th, 2009

Hvor mye er egentlig 100 millioner dollar?

Merk deg forøvrig hvor mye av det amerikanske statsbudsjettet som utgjør velferdstjenester.

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av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on mai 14th, 2009

“There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy”

- Barack H. Obama

Det er allment godtatt i media at finanskrisen skyldes for lite statlige reguleringer, og at løsningen da må være mer statlig innblanding. Men er alle enige i at staten må rydde opp?

Det er ikke de du finner på denne beskjedne listen;

- Burton Abrams, Univ. of Delaware
- Douglas Adie, Ohio University
- Lee Adkins, Oklahoma State University
- William Albrecht, Univ. of Iowa
- Ryan Amacher, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
- J.J. Arias, Georgia College & State University
- Howard Baetejer jr, Towson University
- Charles Baird, California State University, East Bay
- Stacie Beck, Univ. of Delaware
- Don Bellante, Univ. of South Florida
- James Bennett, George Mason University
- Bruce Benson, Florida State University
- Sanjai Bhagat, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
- Mark Bils, Univ. of Rochester
- Aberto Bisin, New York University
- Walter Block, Loyola University New Orleans
- Cecil Bohanon, Ball State University
- Michele Boldrin, Washington University in St. Louis
- Donald Booth, Chapman University
- Michael Bordo, Rutgers University
- Samuel Bostaph, Univ. of Dallas
- Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University
- Scott Bradford, Brigham Young University
- Genevieve Briand, Eastern Washington University
- Ivan Brick, Rutgers University
- George Brower, Moravian College
- Phillip Bryson, Brigham Young University
- James Buchanan, Nobelprisvinner
- Richard Burdekin, Claremont McKenna College
- Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University
- Edwin T. Burton, Univ. of Virginia
- Jim Butkiewitz, Univ. of Delaware
- Henry Butler, Northwestern University
- Wiliam Butos, Trinity College
- Peter Calcagno, College of Charleston
- Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
- Art Carden, Rhodes College
- James Cardon, Brigham Young University
- Dustin Chambers, Salisbury University
- Emily Chamlee-Wright, Beloit College
- V.V. Chari, Univ. of Minnesota
- Barry Chiswick, Univ. of Illinois at Chigago
- Lawrence Cima, John Carroll University
- J.R. Clarck, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Gian Luca Clementi, New York University
- R. Morris Coats, Nicholls State University
- John Cochran, Metropolitan State College at Denver
- John Cochrane, Univ. of Chicago
- John Cogan, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
- Lloyd Cohen, George Mason University
- John Coleman, Duke University
- Boyd Collier, Tarleton State University
- Robert Collinge, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
- Peter Colwell, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Michael Connolly, Univ. of Miami
- Lee Coppock, Univ. of Virginia
- Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt University
- Cristopher Culp, Univ. of Chigago
- Kirby Cundiff, Northeastern State University
- Anthony Davies, Duquesne University
- John Dawson, Appalachian State University
- A. Edward Day, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
- Clarence Deitsch, Ball State University
- Allan DeSerpa, Arizona State University
- William Dewald, Ohio State University
- Arthur Diamond jr, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha
- John Dobra, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- James Dorn, Towson University
- Christopher Douglas, Univ. of Michigan, Flint
- Floyd Duncan, Virginia Military Institute
- Francis Egan, Trinity College
- John Egger, Towson University
- Kenneth Elzinga, Univ. of Virginia
- Paul Evans, Ohio State University
- Frank Falero, California State University, Bakersfield
- Eugene Fama, Univ. of Chicago
- W. Ken Farr, Georgia College & State University
- Daniel Feenberg, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Hartmut Fischer, Univ. of San Francisco
- Eric Fischer, California State Polytechnic University
- Fred Foldvary, Santa Clara University
- Murray Frank, Univ. of Minnesota
- Peter Frank, Wingate University
- Timothy Fuerst, Bowling Green State University
- B. Delworth Gardner, Brigham Young University
- John Garden, Univ. of Kentucky
- Rick Geddes, Cornell University
- Aaron Gellman, Northwestern University
- William Gerdes, Clarke College
- Joseph Giacalone, St. John´s University
- Michael Gibbs, Univ. of Chicago
- Otis Gilley, Louisiana Tech University
- Stephan Gohmann, Univ. of Louisville
- Rodolfo Gonazales, San Jose State University
- Richard Gordon, Penn State University
- Peter Gordon, Univ. of Southern California
- Ernie Goss, Creighton University
- Paul Gregory, Univ. of Houston
- Earl Grinols, Baylor University
- Daniel Gropper, Auburn University
- R.W. Hafer, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
- Arthur Hall, Univ. of Kansas
- Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University
- Stephen Happel, Arizona State University
- Richard Hart, Miami University
- Thomas Hazlett, George Mason University
- Frank Hefner, College of Charleston
- Scott Hein, Texas Tech University
- Ronald Heiner, George Mason University
- David Henderson, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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- Gailen Hite, Columbia University
- Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University
- Daniel Houser, George Mason University
- John Howe, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
- Jeffrey Hummel, San Jose State University
- Bruce Hutchinson, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Brian Jacobsen, Wisconsin Lutheran College
- Sherry Jarrell, Wake Forest University
- Jason Johnston, Univ. of Pennsylvania
- Boyan Jovanovic, New York University
- Jonathan Karpoff, Univ. of Washington
- Barry Keating , Univ. of Notre Dame
- Naveen Khanna, Michigan State University
- Nicholas Kiefer, Cornell University
- Daniel Klein, George Mason University
- Paul Koch, Univ. of Kansas
- Narayana Kocherlakota, Univ. of Kansas
- Marek Kolar, Delta College
- Roger Koppi, Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Kishore Kulkarni, Metropolitan State College Of Denver
- Deepak Lal, UCLA
- George Langelett, South Dakota State University
- James Larriviere, Spring Hill College
- Robert Lawson, Auburn University
- John Levendis, Loyola University New Orleans
- David Levine, Washington University in St, Louis
- Peter Lewin, University of Texas at Dallas
- W. Chris Lewis, Utah State University
- Dean Lillard, Cornell University
- Zheng Liu, Emory University
- Alan Lockard, Binghampton University
- Edward Lopez, San Jose State University
- John R. Lott jr, Univ. of Maryland
- John Lunn, Hope College
- Glenn MacDonald, Washington University in St. Louis
- Henry Manne, George Mason University
- Michael Marlow, California Polytechnic State University
- Deryl Martin, Tennessee Tech University
- Dale Matcheck, Northwood, University
- John Matsusaka, Univ. of Southern California
- Thomas Mayor, Univ. of Houston
- Deirdre McCloskey, University o fIllinois at Chicago
- John McDermott, Univ. of South Carolina
- Joseph McGarrity, Univ. of Central Arkansas
- Roger Meiners, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
- Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
- John Merrifield, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
- James Miller III, George Mason University
- Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University
- Thomas Moeller, Texas Christian University
- John Moorhouse, Wake Forest University
- Andrea Moro, Vanderbilt University
- Andrew Morris, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin
- Michael Munger, Duke University
- Kevin Murphy, Univ. of Southern California
- David Mustard, Univ. of Georgia
- Richard Muth, Emory University
- Charles Nelson, Univ. of Washington
- William Niskanen, Cato Institute
- Seth Northon, Wheaton College
- Lee Ohanian, UCLA
- Lydia Ortega, San Jose State University
- Evan Osborne, Wright State University
- Randall Parker, East Carolina University
- Allen Parkman, Univ. of New Mexico
- Donald Parsons, George Washington University
- Sam Peltzman, Univ. of Chicago
- Timothy Perri, Appalachian State University
- Mark Perry, Univ. of Michigan, Flint
- Cristopher Phelan, Univ. of Minnesota
- Gordon Phillips, Univ. of Maryland
- Michael Pippenger, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks
- Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University
- Brennan Platt, Brigham Young University
- Joseph Pomykala, Towson University
- William Poole, Univ. of Delaware
- Barry Poulson, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder
- Benjamin Powell, Suffolk University
- Edward Prescott, Nobelprisvinner
- Gary Quinlivan, Saint Vincent College
- Reza Ramazani, Saint Michael´s College
- Adriano Rampini, Duke University
- Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
- Mario Rizzo, New York University
- Nancy Roberts, Arizona State University
- Richard Roll, UCLA
- Robert Rossana, Wayne State University
- James Roumasset, Univ of Hawaii at Manoa
- John Rowe, Univ. of South Florida
- Charles Rowley, George Mason University
- Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Duke University
- Roy Ruffin, Univ. of Houston
- Kevin Salyer, Univ. of California, Davis
- Thomas Saving, Texas A&M University
- Pavel Savor, Univ. of Pennsylvania
- Ronald Schmidt, Univ. of Rochester
- Carlos Seiglie, Rutgers University
- Alan Shapiro, Univ. of Southern California
- William Shugart II, Univ. of Mississippi
- Charles Skipton, Univ. of Tampa
- James Smith, Western Carolina University
- Vernon Smith, Nobelprisvinner
- Lawrence Southwick jr, Univ. at Buffalo
- Dean Stansel, Florida Gulf Coast University
- Houston Stokes, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
- Brian Strow, Western Kentucky University
- Shirley Svorney, California State University, Northridge
- John Tatom, Indiana State University
- Wade Thomas, State University of New York at Oneonta
- Henry Thompson, Auburn University
- Alex Tokarev, The King´s College
- Edward Tower, Duke University
- Leo Troy, Rutgers University
- William Trumbull, West Virginia University
- David Tuerck, Suffolk University
- Charlotte Twight, Boise State University
- Kamal Upadhyaya, Univ. of New Haven
- Charles Upton, Kent State University
- T. Norman Van Cott, Ball State University
- Richard Vedder, Ohio University
- Richard Wagner, George Mason University
- Douglas M. Walker, College og Charleston
- Douglas O. Walker, Regent University
- Marc Weidenmier, Claremont McKenna College
- Cristopher Westley, Jacksonville State University
- Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University
- Lawrence White, Univ. of Missouri at St. Louis
- Walter Williams, George Mason University
- Doug Wills, Univ. of Washington Tacoma
- Dennis Wilson, Western Kentucky University
- Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College
- Huizhong Zhou, Western Michigan University

- Donald Alexander, Western Michigan University
- Geoffrey Andron, Austin Community College
- Nathan Ashby, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
- George Averitt, Purdue North Central University
- Timothy Bastian, Creighton University
- Joe Bell, Missouri State University, Springfield
- John Bethune, Barton College
- Robert Bise, Orange Coast College
- Karl Borden, University of Nebraska
- Ivan Brick, Rutgers University
- Phil Bryson, Brigham Young University
- Edwin Burton, Univ. of Virginia
- Richard Cebula, Armstrong Atlantic State University
- Don Chance, Louisiana State University
- Robert Chatfield, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Peter Colwell, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Michael Connolly, Univ. of Miami
- Jim Couch, Univ. of North Alabama
- Eleanor Craig, Univ. of Delaware
- Michael Daniels, Columbus State University
- A. Edward Day, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
- Stephen Dempsey, Univ. of Vermont
- Veronique de Rugy, George Mason University
- William Dewald, Ohio State University
- Jeff Dorfman, Univ. of Georgia
- Lanny Ebenstein, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
- Michael Erickson, The College of Idaho
- Jack Estill, San Jose State University
- Dorla Evans, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville
- Frank Falero, California State University, Bakersfield
- Daniel Feenberg, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Arthur Fleisher, Metropolitan State College of Denver
- William Ford, Middle Tennessee State University
- Ralph Frasca, Univ. of Dayton
- Joseph Giacalone, St. John’s University
- Adam Gifford, California State Unviersity, Northridge
- Otis Gilley, Louisiana Tech University
- J. Edward Graham, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Richard Grant, Lipscomb University
- William Green, Sam Houston State University
- Kenneth Greene, Binghamton University
- Gauri-Shankar Guha, Arkansas State University
- Darren Gulla, Univ. of Kentucky
- Dennis Halcoussis, California State University, Northridge
- James Hartley, Mount Holyoke College
- Bradley Hobbs, Florida Gulf Coast University
- John Hoehn, Michigan State University
- Matt Holian, San Jose State University
- Daniel Houser, George Mason University
- Thomas Howard, University of Denver
- Chris Hughen, Univ. of Denver
- Marcus Ingram, Univ. of Tampa
- Joseph Jadlow, Oklahoma State University
- Sherry Jarrell, Wake Forest University
- Scott Kelly, Albany State University
- Carrie Kerekes, Florida Gulf Coast University
- Robert Krol, California State University, Northridge
- James Kurre, Penn State Erie
- Peter Leeson, George Mason University
- Tom Lehman, Indiana Wesleyan University
- W. Cris Lewis, Utah State University
- Stan Liebowitz, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
- Anthony Losasso, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
- John Lott, Jr., Univ. of Maryland
- Keith Malone, Univ. of North Alabama
- Richard Marcus, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- James Barney Marsh, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Timothy Mathews, Kennesaw State University
- Thomas Mayor, Univ. of Houston
- John McConnell, Purdue University
- W. Douglas McMillin, Louisiana State University
- Mario Miranda, The Ohio State University
- Ed Miseta, Penn State Erie
- James Moncur, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
- Charles Moss, Univ. of Florida
- Tim Muris, George Mason University
- John Murray, Univ. of Toledo
- David Mustard, Univ. of Georgia
- Steven Myers, Univ. of Akron
- Dhananjay Nanda, University of Miami
- Stephen Parente, Univ. of Minnesota
- Allen Parkman, Univ. of New Mexico
- Douglas Patterson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University
- Timothy Perri, Appalachian State University
- Mark Pingle, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- Ivan Pongracic, Hillsdale College
- Robert Prati, East Carolina University
- Richard Rawlins, Missouri Southern State University
- Thomas Rhee, California State University, Long Beach
- Christine Ries, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Larry Ross, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage
- Timothy Roth, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
- Atulya Sarin, Santa Clara University
- Eric Schansberg, Indiana University Southeast
- John Seater, North Carolina University
- Thomas Simmons, Greenfield Community College
- W. James Smith, University of Colorado Denver
- Frank Spreng, McKendree University
- Judith Staley Brenneke, John Carroll University
- John E. Stapleford, Eastern University
- Courtenay Stone, Ball State University
- Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA
- Scott Sumner, Bentley University
- Clifford Thies, Shenandoah University
- A. Sinan Unur, Cornell University
- Randall Valentine, Georgia Southwestern State University
- Gustavo Ventura, Univ. of Iowa
- Gene Wunder, Washburn University
- John Zdanowicz, Florida International University
- Jerry Zimmerman, Univ. of Rochester
- Joseph Zoric, Franciscan University of Steubenville

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South Park avslører redningspakker

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: økonomi on mai 13th, 2009

South Park avslører hvordan man kommer frem til løsningene på finanskrisen. Spot on!


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Vil du banke kona di?

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: religion on mai 12th, 2009

Er du lei av det sekulære vesten og menneskerettigheter? Hindrer likestilling deg i å gi kona di den behandling hun fortjener?  Fortvil ikke, flytt til Saudi-Arabia!

“if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment.”

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Løgn og eventyr

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: økonomi on mai 10th, 2009

“Det som har ført oss inn i finanskrisen, som har gjort at børsene faller og som gjør at mange nå går arbeidsledige, er nettopp statsskrekken. At man er redd for statlig eierskap og regulering…”

APs Helga Pedersen til VG.

Av og til føles det som om jeg befinner meg i bakvendtland. Hvor opp er ned, bak er fram og galt er riktig. Kollektivistene og felleskapianerne klarer knapt å holde trusene tørre nå som den frie kapitalismen faller. Bare så synd at det ikke er kapitalismen, men korporatismen som står for fall. Hvilket er det økonomiske systemet Pedersen tar til orde for.

Å skylde finanskrisen på kapitalismen er mildt sagt uærlig. Vi har ikke sett noe som ligner på laissez-faire på snart hundre år. Laissez-faire kjennetegnes av en statsmakt hvis eneste oppgave er å beskytte individuelle rettigheter. En annen forutsetning for kapitalisme er frie penger. Det vil si at det ikke finnes en sentralbank med tvangsmonopol på å utstede penger.
Så, hvor er dette eventyrlandet med minimal stat og private penger hvor det store stygge markedet har ført oss inn i en krise? Inne i hodene på reguleringskåte politikere og byråkrater. Det finnes ikke i virkeligheten.

Kriser er en fin ting for de som gjerne vil utøve makt. Det gir en unnskyldning for deres edle inngripen. Og når etablissementet og deres støttespillere roper at det nettopp mangel på inngripen som har ført oss inn i dette rotet, så får de akkurat hva de vil ha servert på et sølvfat.
De har Sannheten på sin side, og kritiske røster slipper ikke til. Med noen hederlige unntak, riktignok i USA, slik som “markedsfundamentalisten” Peter Schiff;

Det er nok informasjon tilgjengelig til å kunne se gjennom Pedersens (og restens) vås. Man må bare lete.

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Sannhetens voktere

av Unknownrebel Lagret under: politikk on mai 8th, 2009

“Journalistenes partisympatier har endret seg lite gjennom ti år. Hvis journalistene fikk bestemme, ville Ap, SV og Rødt hatt 120 av 169 representanter på Stortinget i dag. “


Og Frank Rossavik skrev i 2007;

“Med unntak av et par ellevilt frigjorte som muligens stemmer Venstre, kjenner jeg ingen kolleger som stemmer annet enn Ap, SV og RV. Skulle noen stå frem som Frp-velger, vil det være et sosialt selvmord, til og med mer ødeleggende enn å melde seg ut av Norsk Journalistlag.”


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