Category Archives: Socialism

Intriguing Income Inequality Facts

Today, I came across some interesting facts about the “rich” in this country that either challenge those offered by the Occupy Wall Street movement, or force its followers reconsider how they “redistribute” wealth in this country. Let’s Do the Time Warp Again … Continue reading

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In the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Shia LaBeouf’s character, Jacob Moore, asks Josh Brolin’s character, Bretton James, how much money would be enough for him to end his career and settle down. His answer: More. These days, the liberal establishment seems to have … Continue reading

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Biting the Hand That Feeds: Occupy Protestors Close Apple Store on Black Friday

The video above shows Occupy Oakland protestors accosting a customer trying to enter the Apple Store in San Francisco on Black Friday. So much for the movement being a whole new paradigm — a whole new paradigm in thuggery, perhaps.

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America’s First Experiment with Socialism

I discovered this brilliant Reason.tv video via Divided We Stand United We Fall. Sorry for the delay, I’ve just reawakened from my tryptophan-induced coma. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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Freedom vs. Security: Why Pepper Spray Is a Civilized Way to Disrupt Law-Breaking Protests

There is an interesting debate going on at Tarheel Red with Nick from Poison Your Mind about the pepper-spray incident at University of California-Davis. The video images of the pepper-spray incident at UC-Davis do not look good. Apparently, they are so … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part III): Equality of Opportunity Does Not Imply Equality of Outcomes

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in one’s … Continue reading

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Profiles in Incompetence: Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland

Sometimes the decisions and actions of a single individual can lead to disaster. It does not happen often, because most good leaders surround themselves with people who help them compensate for their blind spots. Mayor Jean Quan is not one of those … Continue reading

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The Selfish Generation

Earlier this month, AARP released the video above, which typifies every stereotype many members of my generation hold about Baby Boomers. Namely that they lived it up in the sixties, led extremely comfortable and self-indulgent lives built on the backs of the … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part II): Small, but Not Minimal, Government Is Best

In Part I of this series, I argued that a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in one’s decision-making … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part I): Data-Driven Decision-Making Produces Pragmatic Public Policy

Since starting this blog almost ten months ago, I intended to post this site’s guiding principles. Yet ten months into this experiment, I still haven’t done so. So without further ado, here is the first of seven principles that embody the philosophies underlying Reflections … Continue reading

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