In a civilized society, should anyone or any government ever force anyone to do anything against his or her will as long as that person does not infringe upon the life, liberty, or property of another?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanks to the Mises Institute and Ralph Raico for reminding us about the barbarity of using atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. Note the quotes from American generals and historians stating how terrible and medieval it was to murder civilians. American textbooks never discuss how Japan knew it was beaten and was trying to surrender. Japan's fear of "unconditional surrender" eventually led to Truman ordering the destruction of two cities.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Jim Rogers, the billionaire investor who left the empire, tells us here that the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, is clueless and doesn't understand economics. Rogers is right - all Bernanke knows how to do is print money out of thin air. The consequences? We'll see, but if I were you, I'd be buying gold and silver every month.