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Leftists Hate Guns Because They Hate Liberty

The vast majority of Americans hardly know what exactly happened in Florida, let alone the reasons for it.

They have no idea whether any sort of policy would have prevented it, and instead of pursuing knowledge and investigating for themselves, they ubiquitously lean on the journalistic biases of those who have become intimately acquainted with hyperbole and sensational reporting absent cogent comprehension of the actual events.

All they know, especially those of the Left, is that a version of nirvana, which exists purely in their respective minds, enables them to consider restrictions on gun ownership as a viable means to rectification of a problem which they have, once again, only ambiguously identified.

They widely pay no mind to costs, even should their agendas yield a complete exhaustion of liberty, as they are plainly and steadfastly concentrated on their game of political whack-a-mole, legislating a perceived solution to every observable problem without any appreciation for the im…
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Black History Month is Racist

Perhaps the greatest irony of Black History Month, the contemporary incarnation of what was formerly labeled Negro History Week, is that so many of its champions claim to want to eradicate both racism and focus on race, yet so many of those same people remain so heavily involved in doing whatever they possibly can to continue bringing it up and returning our focus back to it. 

I’ve always wondered why any person who’s passionate about any history, whether of a given civilization, culture, idea or whatever, would condense its celebration into such a narrow window. 

I’ve also long believed that this particular occasion has only prevented the people of this world, particularly of this nation, from accepting “black history” as a form of human history. 

For example, John Rock was a famed African-American abolitionist who coined the phrase “black is beautiful.” 

Rock was also one of the first African-American men to earn a medical degree, and he was the first ever to be admitted to the bar of t…

Common Sense: The Price of Freedom

One feature of government bureaucracy which is most unsettling is that its constituents tend to disassociate its agents' wrongdoings from the failings of the whole system. 

Constituents, whether voters or members of a government agency, tend to assign higher and more abstract authority to the office than it has historically warranted. 

Much as we referred to the "operational Air Force" during my days at the United States Air Force Academy, we invoke a nebulous and impossibly-abstract notion of what the institution represents, while its beginnings are rooted in rousing controversy and its actions have been hopelessly mired in dire disappointment. 

As the institution endures, it begins to assume a life of its own, independent of its history and the flesh and blood which has comprised it. 

Constituents everywhere either tolerate the inadequacy, out of confusion, disinterest or capitulation, or they create excuses for it by blaming the controller instead of the system itself, or…

What "Molly's Game" Teaches Us About Income Inequality

Did you happen to notice the "income gap" in the 2017 drama Molly's Game

It is astounding how many causal clues for related statistical outcomes can be ignored when audiences are staring at them for two hours and twenty minutes of runtime. 
In the buildup of the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker club, inclusive of the likes of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCarprio and the since-reviled Tobey Maguire, Molly Bloom demonstrably capitalized on the unique services she offered as a motivated and intelligent woman. 
In the incipient stages of what would eventually become a multi-million-dollar gambling ring, Molly leveraged attractive looks and clever wit to charm wealthy men into staking enormous sums of money to join her prestigious club and seek out sexual gratification with seductive hostesses. 

For Molly, this happy habit didn't begin with poker games. 
In a desperate attempt to find herself, Bloom decided to move from Colorado to Hollywood in 2001, wanti…

Affordable Housing: Transforming the "American Dream" Into A National Nightmare

According to Melora Hiller, CEO of Grounded Solutions Network, "Community groups are looking into community land trusts as a tool because the affordability crisis all over the country." 

Hiller goes on to confidently claim, "Part of the reason is that markets have been left to do what markets do, which is to go up or down at will." 
The CEO then stamps her airy sales pitch with her firm's mission: "The community land trust is really trying to take the house out of that kind of up and down and keep it in a more stable situation." 
First, markets have simply not been "left to do what markets do." 
Government regulation on where we can build, how high we can build, what kinds of housing we can build, how much we can charge, and how we can lawfully occupy the units, has manifestly yielded the contemptible outcomes that we gauge today. 
And no, free markets don't naturally "go up or down at will." 

That's purely a function of what is …

Is Business Responsible for Your Well-Being?

Business isn’t naturally responsible for the well-being of anyone, nor is it responsible for finding ways to make people productive.

It tends to incidentally achieve this end, but it is not out of obligation, but rather due to the perception of mutual advantage, something which is sought consensually by free and independent parties.

Rather, it is the responsibility of the parents, then later the mature offspring, to care for the individual. Bringing a life form into this world entitles it to nothing beyond the mere opportunity to survive of its own might, or in some cases to decidedly reject it.

The failures of such human experiments can then justifiably be traced back to a failure of individual adaptability, or one of incompatibility with the given environment, or that of parental capacity to ensure survival of their offspring.

It is neither the assumed failure of business nor the dearth of identifiable employment options which is to blame.

This is all too often the game played by gr…

The Price of Capital: Serving Your Interests, Incidentally

The assumption that credit ought to always remain cheaply available for the spurious investment, business or otherwise, is predicated upon the belief that advancements are linear, that they occur as a function of time, not as a consequence of thoughtful deliberation. 

Of course, it is the latter which determines a worthwhile investment, whereas the former simply creates busy work which was rendered feasible by the aforementioned easy access to credit and the artificially low costs of failure. 

Of course, credit creation is a luxury of savings, neither an entitlement nor an absolute benefit to the economy realized through its mere transition through the spending phase. 

The political Left tends to construct an emotionally-appealing narrative to establish the illusion that lives would improve if credit were only made more widely available for those mired in misfortune. 

Well, the theories of economics are not alone in disproving this fallacy, as even real examples of recent history illustra…