Bernienomics

The danger of Bernienomics is that Bernie Sanders opened the door of respectability for socialism. In the past calling yourself a “socialist” was political suicide. His “democratic socialism” is not harmless. There is no place in the world where socialism, democratic or otherwise, has not created poverty and, ultimately, repression.

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Fake Rights Are Dismantling America

Your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.
    —numerous attributions.

Everyone is demanding their “rights”. If the “rights” they demand take away my rights, are they “rights”?

Being on the libertarian end of the political spectrum (most freedom) I’m all for human rights—do your thing; just don’t make me do your thing or get in the way of me doing my thing.

This begs the question: “What are ‘rights’?”. This is a pretty deep philosophical issue that goes back millennia. (more…)