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Megalogenis' apologia for the neoliberal strategy

[The recent TV series by George Megalogenis on how neoliberal market reforms allegedly saved Australia from the Global Financial Crisis caused me to read his 2012 book on the same theme, wondering if any evidence at all might be found for such an unlikely (but widely believed) claim. 1,371 more words

Economies And Economics

Not from The Onion: Chinese Crack Down on Strippers At Funerals

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas, the Ministry of Culture said Thursday.

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Good Grief

Biidly, Free Markets, and Why Russell Brand is Wrong

I love Russell Brand as a comedian.  I loved him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.  I even took his side in the Katy Perry celebrity break up scandaloso.  483 more words


Support Free-Market Environmentalism On This #EarthDay

Today is Earth Day and V.I. Lenin’s birthday. Coincidence? I think not.

Unbeknownst to many, Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn—who hosted the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia on this day in 1970—killed and later composted his girlfriend. 254 more words


Im-Politic: Likely Hillary Challenger Should First Understand His Own State

I’m all in favor of more competition for the upcoming Democratic presidential nomination, but I’m afraid that at this point, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley just doesn’t pass the laugh test. 442 more words


Disneyland Should be an Independent Nation

If you grew up in Southern California, you’ve probably been to Disneyland a million times (though I still meet curious creatures who have lived here their whole lives and never gone once!).  1,470 more words