More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

A few days back, I wrote a post about the Occupy Nigeria movement. As with many of my posts, my main goal was to research the issue and get a better understanding of what was going on and what I thought about it. The post has generated a good deal of feedback, some of . . . → Read More: More thoughts on Occupy Nigeria

Occupy Nigeria – a reactionary occupy movement?

On January 1st, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonthan put into place a reform that he and key ministers have been discussing for years: he ended a 20-year old subsidy that kept Nigeria’s petrol prices the lowest on the continent. When Nigerians went back to work on Monday, the 2nd, they discovered that not only had . . . → Read More: Occupy Nigeria – a reactionary occupy movement?

Occupy That!

Austin Hill, ladies and gentlemen:

Will you allow this question to “occupy” your minds for a moment? Seriously, what would happen to our country if we all chose to do nothing but take up space on “public” property (or even on other people’s private property as some of you have done), consume resources at . . . → Read More: Occupy That!

Protest what?

I have looked at this a lot, but never had a reason for posting about it.  So now I note Bram passed on the image that highlights the conundrum going on Downtown and elsewhere as folks struggle to figure out where to focus their anger. It reminded me of  what may be the ultimate financial . . . → Read More: Protest what?

Riots and Free Trade

Here’s a chilling excerpt from a paper entitled The Los Angeles Riot and the Economics of Urban Unrest:

What caused the 1992 L.A. riot? While this question has no definitive answer, the evidence presented in this paper does suggest that South Central L.A. had some characteristics that made it more likely than other cities . . . → Read More: Riots and Free Trade

Nullification – A Way Out Of The Recession

Trace: Welcome back to the RunToGold Podcast, I have a special guest with us today, Thomas Woods. He is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a bastion for Austrian economics, he holds a degree from Harvard in history and a Ph.D. from Columbia, and he has a new book out called . . . → Read More: Nullification – A Way Out Of The Recession

Went to a Garden Tea Party …

I dropped in on the St. Louis Tea Party event Saturday at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis. Typical sub-par cell phone photo with special glare augmentation A crowd photo by Julie Stone:

My guesstimate — and I’m not great at these things, so I could be way off — is 1,000-1,500 people attending . . . → Read More: Went to a Garden Tea Party …

This Isn’t About Democrat vs. Republican Anymore

In light of the recent Tea Parties, Janet Napolitano and her cronies labelled many people like myself as right-wing extremists. Now, I’m kind of used to hearing this by now given that I grew up in New Jersey and go to a university where only global-warming-fear-mongering, jihadist-appeasing (largely anti-Semitic), Marxist-sympathizing, military-hating, sovereignty-sacrificing chaps are . . . → Read More: This Isn’t About Democrat vs. Republican Anymore

Tax Filing Day Tea Party, Morristown, NJ.

So I went. I had business at my brokers, right across from the Morristown Green . . . but let’s face it, I would have gone anyway.

Here are some pictures. There’s the crowd in front of the dais (I arrived late for most of the speechifying):

There were some young guys carrying . . . → Read More: Tax Filing Day Tea Party, Morristown, NJ.