Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51E: Stupid government tricks damage the economy

By Nathan Barton IRS Commissioner threatens temporary IRS shutdown. And this is a bad thing, how? As Personal Liberty.com noted, “It’s hard to tell whether IRS commissioner John Koskinen has a realistic grasp of the way the agency he leads … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51D: Money, money, money

By Nathan Barton Good morning! In my commentary on Texas, I discuss a plan whereby cops would be allowed to have stopped motorists pay their fines by credit card directly to the cop, to avoid going to court (or even … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51C: Economy slipping?

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon! Let us look at the economy briefly, with a couple of stories. Convenience Store Decisions, a professional webzine I receive, notes that demand for gasoline in the US nosedived after Thanksgiving, despite the continued drop in … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51B: Terrorism 2001-2014 at home and abroad

By Nathan Barton Good morning, I think… We’ve got a lot going on, and not much of it is good.  But we could be in Australia… or Pakistan… Sidney was the subject of one of the two commentaries I’ve written … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51A: Schools – places of fear, trauma and death

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Government-run, tax-funded “public” schools continue to be more and more of an embarrassment to the Fifty States and our communities, as they seek to denigrate any ideas or beliefs not accepted by the educational elite, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50F: Stormy weather, natural and political

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Hope you have a great weekend.  Stormy weather swept the Pacific Coast for the past several days, possibly ending the “worst drought in 1200 years.” Of course, the Californians are never happy: now they are … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50E: Tyranny at the state level

By Nathan Barton Good morning. People constantly seek ways to place the Fifty States in various orders of “liberty” and “tyranny” and best and worst place to have a business, own a home, or retire.  But it seems impossible to … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50D: This and that

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Just a little of this and that on the Home Front today, for our midweek review. First, some home front news, showing how the police forces have continued to get even MORE corrupt (if that is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50C: Historical changes in the Middle East; dead letters

By Nathan Barton Whether we want to admit it or not, history is constantly being rewritten, and what we see in the world today is much different in many ways that what was seen a quarter- or half-century behind us, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50B: Government wars on religions

By Nathan Barton This morning (oh! Good morning!) let us talk about the wars on religions. There are definitely religious wars by government: although it is claimed that Western governments, including the United States, have been waging a “crusade” against … Continue reading

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