Useless Idiots

Stories about people who are useless to society.

Women, Trick Your Husbands Into Having Kids

For those of you who work during the day, here’s the kind of programming you’ve been missing:

“Programming” – as in writing a computer “program” or completing a prison “program.”  There’s a reason why television shows and computer code share the same lingo.

hat tip to Chris at Information Liberation

The Question Libertarians Supposedly Can’t Answer

“If your approach is so great, why hasn’t any country anywhere in the world ever tried it?” writes Michael Lind of Salon.com. Supposedly this is the great impossible question which entirely refutes the efficacy of a free and voluntary organization of society.  Lind argues in his article that, since no nation has ever tried it, it…

The Anarchist Prime Minister of Sweden

“It is important to prove that we are not controlled by those committing violent acts… We have groups of young men who believe that you can and should use violence to change society. Let us be clear. This is not okay. We cannot be governed by violence.” -Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt He sounds like an anarchist…

Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage at Obama Inauguration

Lupe Fiasco played at Obama’s Inauguration and had a few choice words for the prez.  “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit.  That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either. I’m part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful.” Spin notes that he was kicked off of the stage because:…

Gun Control: Using Threats To Get What We Want

How many of us in our daily lives threaten others with violence to get them to comply with our wishes?  I reckon that the majority of us don’t regularly threaten people.  There is a logical reason for this; when we threaten people we burn social bridges.  Cooperative arrangements between humans are necessary in order for…

Michael Suede vs. Russ Roberts – Why Keynesians Always Get it Wrong (and Most Economists Too)

I had this rather interesting exchange with economist Russ Roberts, of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, that arose from my comments on a recent YouTube video that was posted by Reason magazine. The conversation below was copied and pasted from the YouTube comments section of this video.  Roberts’ comments are in red. I’d rather hear him say…

Detroit Spent $15,570 per Pupil in 2010

Detroit spent $15,570 per public school pupil in 2010, while operating some of the worst schools in the nation.  47 percent of Detroit citizens are ”functionally illiterate.”  In 2009, Detroit public schools actually set a record for the lowest scores ever in the history of National Assessment of Educational Progress testing. At $15,000 per pupil, I…