Archive for February, 2012

On February 23, 2012, Reason’s Nick Gillespie appeared on Fox Business’ Stossel show that was taped at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.

Co-author with Matt Welch of “The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America,” Gillespie explained why the historic rise in independent voters, massive deficits at all levels of government, and growing visibility of politicians such as Ron Paul and Gary Johnson make him optimistic about the future.

By using billions of dollars in federal funding to strong arm states to adopt national standards of dubious quality, the Obama administration has raised federal intrusion into education to new heights, transferring control over the nation’s classrooms to anonymous federal bureaucrats, special interest lobbies, and insider experts, ultimately rendering parents and taxpayers powerless.

The Marching Morons as federal policy for it’s citizenry.

BTW yhe linked article’s author used “median” as a synonym for average instead of midpoint, proving the point. “Mean” is the synonym for average.

May I remind you.

“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.

That was our current j\head of the Department of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, in September of 2008.

I’m reminded of the “Twilight Zone” episode “To Serve Man”. The last line? “It’s a cookbook!!”

Enjoy the alfalfa, sheeple.

Reason? Same as the previous post.

Otherwise known as dumbing down the populace in order to enable politicrats to feed on them while encouraging their ignorance. A few more years of this and they will be eligible for the Occupy Movement. (The latest incarnation of the Hitler Jugend.)

Whatcha wanna bet they can recite all sorts of Malthusian-Luddite fables and fantasies about DDT, anthropogenic global warming, overpopulation, wind power, solar power and peak oil? Of course they won’t be able to tell you who T. R. Malthus or Ned Ludd were or about their actual disproved theories, the successors of which are are the Watermelons’ (Green on the outside Red on the inside) political platform aspiring to lead to an Animal Farm/Bolshevik revolution leading to their desired three class society. (Did you know Bolshevik means “Majority”, which they weren’t? Seems that the Occupy Movement, who aren’t the 99% are taking a page from Lenin’s playbook, nyet?)

The three classes obviously desired
1. Those who rule government
2. Those who work for government
3. Peasants that live off the “benevolence” of government

Douglas Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University. In this lecture given at an International Society for Individual Liberty conference in 1991, he introduces subjective value to the general concept of human flourishing. He references F.A. Hayek’s article “The Use of Knowledge in Society” to make the argument that a familiarity with and respect for concrete particular knowledge is necessary not only for market economies to emerge but is also important when applied to the human matrix of decision-making for leading a moral and fulfilled life. Basically, each individual and each individual alone has the particularized local knowledge to make the determinations about which proportions of competing value classes will lead to fulfillment in their lives; thus there is no ‘one size fits all’ standard of happiness that can be provided by prescriptive institutions.