Michael Suede

Break Their Windows

While trolling my favorite internet forums, I ran across a post on ATS written by someone claiming to be a “Son of Liberty”. I found the post intriguing and have since seen news reports of politicians windows being broken across the country.  Its an interesting bit of history and an incitement to mild civil disobedience.…

Freedom of Speech, Canadian Style

While I am certainly no fan of Ann Coulter, who I view as a fascistwill be spreading her countermoonbat message on Canadian campuses this week. Needless to say, progressives aren’t pleased. They believe in freedom of speech — unless of course you don’t toe their line. Then you might find yourself thrown in jail, as…

Fictional Reserve Banking

In an earlier post I commented on Lord Bernanke’s demand that banks be allowed to run 0% reserves. In this post Washington’s blog points out that due to CDOs and other leveraging instruments the banks already effectively have no reserves. Washington’s blog reports: And as Steve Keen notes – citing Table 10 in Yueh-Yun C.…

Synagogue Bomb Plot Directed by Federal Provocateur

From NBC New York: Defense attorneys say an alleged plot to bomb New York synagogues was hatched and directed by a federal informant. Lawyers for four men from Newburgh have filed a motion to dismiss the terror indictment against them. They said the informant badgered the defendants until they got involved in the plot. They…

Thought Exercise – Why Socialism Fails

Experiment: Pretend there is no US federal government at all for a moment. Now assume two states are side by side and equal in all respects. – same laws, same taxes, same everything. State A decides it wants to socialize healthcare. In order to do this, it will necessarily have to set prices and raise…