Tag: Food

JAMA: State Should Seize Fat Children from Parents »

Welcome to the next chapter in our continuing coverage of Police State USA. In a JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) opinion piece, the authors argue for taking “super-obese” children from parents and putting them in foster care. Having just researched the dark side of well-intentioned “Progressivism” (early 20th century), I find this…
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Robert Higgs Speaks on the U.S. Government’s Ethanol Scam »

Here is Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs speaking on “Ethanol Subsidies Have Many Bad Consequences,” from the Mises Circle seminar, “Agricultural Subsidies: Down on the D.C. Farm,” held May 14th in Indianapolis. Download audio file (27:51 minutes) Please also see the following books: Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture, by…
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Work in Progress: A Boy and His Mom »

Anyone who knows me well also knows that I revere my father. Two years ago, on the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, I wrote a short remembrance of him as a tribute to the most important man in my life, the kind of man who might well inspire others, as he inspired me. In…
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Why Is Ralph Nader Surprised by Pres. Obama’s Uncharitableness? »

In a recent piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ralph Nader bemoans President Obama’s failure to use his position and standing to advance the non-profit sector: Yet, though he rhetorically urges more volunteerism, as all presidents do, in his travels around the country, he stops most often at factories and campaign fund-raising events patronized…
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The Daily Show Skewers San Francisco’s Ban of Happy Meals »

Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central hilariously skewers the hypocrisy, authoritarianism, and foolishness of “progressive” San Francisco’s Nanny-State ban of Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants in the city. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook HT: Carl Haberberger

Christmas Flash Mob Sings “Hallelujah Chorus” at Shopping Mall Food Court »

On November 13, 2010, unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch at the Welland Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario, Canada. More than 100 members of the Christmas Flash Mob broke out to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus,” from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah.” This YouTube video of the event has now also…
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First They Came for the Happy Meals »

San Francisco, a wonderful American city known for its traditions of tolerance and freedom, banned Happy Meals. My home county of Santa Clara already had. So this isn’t just the most far-left radicals pushing this agenda; it’s the center-left progressives who dominate the Bay Area. Some friends have wondered why I care about this…
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Viva Las Vegas! »

Jeffrey Tucker reports from FreedomFest. I’m not there, but Vegas is one of my favorite cities. It’s a place that’s coursing with energy. A couple of quick thoughts: 1. Market forces aren’t doing anything about the weather outdoors, but they’re helping alleviate it. My guess is that there’s someone on every street corner who…
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The Onion: Congressmen Demand Passage of “The IHOP Should Stay Open All Night Act” »

Here is The Onion-SPAN2 satirically reporting on a “hearing” for the emergency bill H.R. 323 (under the provisions of the National Emergency Legislation Act) that has been proposed by a bipartisan group of congressmen, “The IHOP Should Stay Open All Night So That We Can Get Some Pancakes Act.” Submitted the previous night at…
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The White House Can Not End World Hunger »

The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to spend at least $3.5 billion—and I wonder where they’re getting that kind of money?—over the next 3 years to help as many as 60 poor nations feed themselves. While it is very good news that this involves ending the practice of sending U.S. crops to…
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