The Index of Economic Freedom has just released its 2014 numbers, ranking all the countries in the world based on the overall freedom level of their citizens. The criteria they use are rule of law (property rights, lack of corruption), limited government (government spending, government waste, tax rates, etc), regulatory efficiency (business, labor, and monetary… Continue Reading →
More 2013 movie reviews! Fair warning, minor spoilers ahead. Wolverine – Fantastic. I’m actually looking forward to seeing it a second time to pick up all the details I missed the first time around. Great direction, great cast, great villains (except for one of the female villains who was pretty boring), great classic comic book story… Continue Reading →
Uh oh! Former U.S. drone operators are starting to spill the beans. Peace loving Barack Obama’s drones kill hundreds of civilians in other countries based on the phones they happen to have near them. The NSA “geolocates” the SIM card or handset of a suspected terrorist’s mobile phone, enabling the CIA and U.S. military to… Continue Reading →
Pew research has this news IQ quiz to see how knowledgeable you are. Go take it; it only takes about 5 minutes. I scored in the top 3% of the nation. See if you can beat me.
There’s not much more I can say about his death than Arron Sorkin said here. That is, that if you’re addicted to heavy drugs like heroin, the odds are decent good that you will die. It’s part of the territory. I have never had a drug or alcohol addiction, so I can’t relate to that… Continue Reading →
The latest thing everyone is supposed to be mad about is billionaire venture capitalist Tom Perkins comparing the demonization of the 1% to the that of the Jews in Nazi Germany. In the last week everyone on the internet has been freaking out about this. People who lean left (which are most people on the… Continue Reading →
Reason gives the rules for Barack’s State of the Union address tonight. Take a drink every time Obama: – Mentions inequality. Take another if, in the same sentence, he refers to “the wealthiest Americans.” Chug the rest of the bottle if he mentions “the 1 percent.” – Describes government spending as an investment. – Talks about economic… Continue Reading →
You thought it was just soft drinks? Oh no. Here’s a list of everything Michael Bloomberg banned while in office. Jesus. It ain’t pretty. He even banned CARS. Because, you know, you have to ban stuff. For The Children™.
Does Wonder Woman look like that? Is she really that skinny? Really? No, but she is now. Behold Gal Gadot, the woman who will play Wonder Woman in the next Superman movie. First Ben Affleck…now this…
Bill Gates doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I… Continue Reading →