Monthly Archives: May 2012

Did Last Year’s Debt Ceiling Debate Hurt the Economy?

Cool economists Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson had an article in Bloomberg on Monday arguing that another debt-ceiling battle could “sink” the economy based on how costly the last one was. Justin and Betsey believe the government needs to spend … Continue reading

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Hurting Enemy Bloggers With The Oops Cost

Political blogging is becoming dangerous – at least for the partisans. It appears that conservative bloggers are being targeted by some on the left for “SWATting,” a despicable tactic where someone spoofs a phone call to 911, posing as the … Continue reading

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Reasons For Optimism 7-9

It’s been a while since I added to the Reasons For Optimism series, but that’s more due to me lacking focus than because of any dearth of good news. Just in the last week we saw some cool progress in … Continue reading

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One Year of PL Blogging!

It has been exactly one year since my first postlibertarian blog post: “What Is A Postlibertarian?” I have been blogging on and off about politics and economics since I was in high school, but on this new blog I applied … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Outer Space

Early Tuesday morning, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon capsule into orbit, where it is now hurtling towards the International Space Station where it will hopefully become the first “commercial” or “private” spacecraft to dock at the … Continue reading

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Obama The Socialist Will Destroy Socialist Programs!

It’s been a few months since I blogged about a┬ácrazy conservative email, but I got one this morning that was just too much to pass up. It’s from AmeriPAC, with a classic subject line of “Obama Threatens Supreme Court Again.” … Continue reading

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Another Insane Debt Ceiling Showdown?

Remember last year’s debt ceiling debate? Congress finally raised the ceiling, but our growing government may hit the new limit before the year is over. When Speaker of the House John Boehner said┬áRepublicans will fight for spending cuts this time, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links

1. Even as states like Connecticut are abolishing the death penalty, we learn that another man was wrongfully executed in Texas many years ago. I’ve never taken a confident stance on the death penalty either way, but I think I’m … Continue reading

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