David Theroux | Monday December 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM PST | Comments Off on Governmentium
From the satirical vaults of 2005 by an unknown author who we wish we could credit, but most likely someone who was working for the government: Scientists have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy...
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Tags: Big Government, bureaucracy, government power, Periodic Table, Red Tape, satire, Science, Socialism, statism
Robert Higgs | Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 3:08 PM PST | Comments Off on Why the Worst Get on Top: Comparative Advantage
For anyone familiar with F. A. Hayek’s famous 1944 book, The Road to Serfdom, the present electoral campaigning to gain the Democratic and Republican nominations as the party’s presidential candidate cannot help but call to mind Hayek’s chapter, “Why the Worst Get on Top.” As matters now stand, the most likely candidates will be,...
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Tags: Boxing, Donald Trump, Elections, government power, Hillary Clinton, might makes right, Politics, Presidential Power, prize fighter, public choice, Ted Cruz, The Road to Serfdom, U.S. President