Fascism

Articles involving crony-capitalism and tyrannical government.

How Much Has Federal Regulation Grown Since 1950?

As of 2013: 235 volumes of federal regulation have been created. 18x the amount of regulation that existed in 1950. Mandates such as “Shall, Must, Prohibited” appear over 1,000,000 times throughout existing federal regulations. Economist Dan Mitchell points out that, Americans spend 8.8 billion hours every year filling out government forms. The economy-wide cost of regulation is now $1.75…

Euphemisms For The New Corporate Berlin Wall

A list of ways to prevent “tax flight” are being “assembled” by our glorious leaders to “curb the maneuver,” as if this is some kind of reckless driving stunt being preformed by teenagers on the highways that requires new safety barriers to be installed.  For those who are unaware, Burger King has decided to flee the…

The Price We Pay For Letting Bandits Control Our Skies

Spirit Airlines provides a comprehensive breakdown of pricing costs for a round trip flight from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas: Flight Price: $215.98 Base Fare: $174.82 Flight: $126.84 Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations: $4.00 Passenger Usage Fee: $33.98 Exchange Fee: $10.00 Fuel: $41.16 Government’s Cut: $129.52 US-International Departure Tax $35.00 MX-Tourism Tax: $23.58 Security Fee: $5.60 Passenger Facility…

Half of US Population Receiving Government Handouts

CNS News reports: The 153,323,000 total benefit-takers at the end of 2012, said the Census Bureau, equaled 49.5 percent of the population. The 150,026,000 taking benefits other than veterans’ benefits equaled about 48.5 percent of the population. Shouldn’t be too much longer now before total chaos erupts. I predicted 2014 to be the year everything…

PayPal Shutsdown ProtonMail’s Crowdfunding Account

ProtonMail is working on a new email protocol/service that will provide end-to-end encryption of emails in a way that makes it impossible for the NSA to mass-spy on.  Because of this, PayPal has decided to freeze the quarter of a million dollars of project donations, and will not return it to ProtonMail unless ProtonMail hands them proof of…

The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding And Rejecting Science

Ooooh that has to hurt. http://www.drugpolicy.org/sites/default/files/DPA-MAPS_DEA_Science_Final.pdf From the executive summary: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is charged with enforcing federal drug laws. Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, its powers include the authority to schedule drugs (alongside other federal agencies) and to license facilities for the production and use of scheduled drugs in federally-approved…

The Terror of Immigration

I’m quite dismayed to see so many so-called libertarians up in arms about the recent flood of immigrants coming to the US.  Lest you forget, the entire nation was built on the backs of immigrants, starting from the colonial area, right on through the industrial revolution. Let’s say there is a way to build the…