Tagged: statism

2010-10-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
Statism at Its Finest

Frank Dikötter on Mao’s movement known as The Great Leap Forward: Take, for instance, the Great Leap Forward from 1958 to 1962, when Mao thought that he could catapult his country past its competitors by herding villagers across the country into giant people’s communes. In pursuit of a utopian paradise everything was collectivised. People had […]

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2010-10-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Journalism
A Perfect Example

Apparently, Steve Pearlman of The Washington Post thinks that the reason people are leaning Republican this election has nothing to do with really shitty policy and strict party line votes on highly unpopular bills in defiance of the will of the people, but because we’re too stupid to resist our feelings. As for the details […]

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Government
The 70/30 Nation

Arthur C. Brooks via The Washington Post: If we reject the administration’s narrative, the 70-30 nation will remain strong. If we accept it, and base our nation’s policies on it, we will be well on our way to a European-style social democracy. Punitive taxes and regulations will make it harder to be an entrepreneur, and […]

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