Government Sucks – Part 1

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This is Part 1 of my Government Sucks series. To begin this series, I want to give you an insider’s view of the municipality that employed me for over twenty-one years, the Town of Oyster Bay. The Town of Oyster Bay (aka the Town) is located in Nassau County on Long Island, and the services … [Read more…]

Beware the Compassion Industrial Complex

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Financial columnist Barry Ritholtz authored a great tongue-in-cheek column in Friday’s Washington Post on how to ruin your financial life. If you faithfully adhere to his bizarro-world “guidelines” over your lifetime, you will likely die miserable and broke. The only “guideline” I have a problem with, though, is the one regarding our country’s safety net … [Read more…]

Government Sucks – A Series

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One part of me really appreciates government. Without government, it would be impossible to justly restrain our wolfen nature (due process for the accused doesn’t happen naturally), and it would be difficult if not impossible to provide a number of vital goods and services (roads, courts, environmental regulations, and national defense don’t happen naturally). And … [Read more…]

Uber: The Undocumented Cab Company

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Today I came across an article that didn’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling for Uber. Here’s the title of the article. The threat Uber poses to competition and productive capitalism How does Uber pose a threat to competition in the cab industry? What competition was there in the cab industry before Uber and Lyft came … [Read more…]

No-Nonsense DIY Expense Tracker

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The goal of any self-respecting freedomist is to free himself or herself from the tyranny of financial dependency. When you have to work in order to survive, you’re financially dependent. When you don’t have to work, when you only labor because it suits your whim or excites you, you’re financially independent. To achieve financial independence … [Read more…]