24 Jan 2014

Hayek, Obama and Serfdom

hayek-socialistsThe Road To Serfdom
By : Frederich Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” describes how societies deteriorate from prosperity to poverty and from liberty to authoritarianism.
This instant classic described what Hayek saw in Germany and how he saw the same mistakes being repeated in Great Britain and the United States in the 1940s. According to Hayek, these mistakes would lead to a similar destination — serfdom.
Hayek believed the path was  being followed unwittingly. He attributed the deterioration to men of good will who didn’t understand the perverse outcomes that resulted from what seemed noble policies.
obamadetroit-600x337 He knew that a weakening in the social and political fabric always opened the door for men of bad intention to assume control. “Why The Worst Get On Top,” Chapter Ten in the book, detailed the process.
Few would argue that Hayek’s feared outcome has come to pass (yet!). More, however are concerned about the process and movement further down his Road as evidenced by a renewed interest in this book. Remarkably, more than half a century after it was written, it reached number one on Amazon. Gene Healy, in June of 2010, described its success:
… F.A. Hayek’s classic The Road to Serfdomwritten 66 years ago, has been in the top 100 on Amazon’s bestseller list for the last six days, and hit number 1 today.

The Matriarchal Lineage of Corruption

Stefan Molyneux: Two plus hours. One must listen call. An incredibly brave listener calls in to describe his experience of having a child with the wrong woman, the disastrous impact that its had on his life and explores what lead him to making the biggest mistake of his life.

Dissenting Feminists? End The Free Vajayjay Pass!

AVfM: Huffnágel Pista, Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff, will be covering the news for the latest week and then will engage in a discussion with the callers regarding the trustworthiness of dissenting feminists.
As the pressure from the MRM at large increases upon the feminist narrative, more and more feminists start to act as if they’re notlike thatin an attempt to confirm the old tired NAFALT narrative.

Who Is Behind The Ukrainian Riots? + Kiev Riot Meltdown

Mark Carney, Bitcoin vs Central Banksters

liarpoliticians: Bank of England governor Mark Carney blowjobs the economic terrorism being performed by central banksters, and rubbishes crypto currencies like Bitcoin.

Promoting Marriage

By Recently, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat ruminated on the possibilities of promoting marriage to young people through social policy and social shaming. The article was mostly geared to low-income and working-class demographics, given that this group is less likely to marry than middle and upper classes. (But such an initiative would effect other demographics as well, of course). Douthat states:
1) the kind of family stability America enjoyed 50 years ago had massive social and personal benefits, 2) that the socioeconomic benefits of family stability have, if anything, increased as marriage has gone into decline, and 3) that policymakers should therefore look for ways to make it easier for stable, two-parent homes to be formed and then endure.
I don’t dispute that marriage does have benefits. However, marriage isn’t just a ceremony and a cake; it is a financial contract. As I would assume Douthat would agree, one should not enter into a financial contract without considering both the benefits and the risks. Sadly, the risks of marriage are dire.
Divorces are disastrous. The divorce industry enriches the courts, law enforcement, and lawyers, while often greatly favoring the female spouse.  Yet, efforts to make alimony more fair are often met with bipartisan opposition, such as in Florida when “Tea Party” Governor Rick Scott vetoed just such a bill.
If there are children in the divorce, the risks become even more dire.

Buddhism Is Only A Religion When Filling In A Form - Sumedho

Morris: Informative introduction to Buddhism

20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

By Michael Snyder: Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China?  If you are like most Americans, you have not been.  Most Americans don't seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should.  In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks.  We are not at a "global crisis" stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day.  For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn out to be a major "turning point" for the global economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be.  The following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a global economic meltdown...
#1 The looting, violence and economic chaos that is happening in Argentina right now is a perfect example of what can happen when you print too much money...
For Dominga Kanaza, it wasn’t just the soaring inflation or the weeklong blackouts or even the looting that frayed her nerves.
It was all of them combined.
At one point last month, the 37-year-old shop owner refused to open the metal shutters protecting her corner grocery in downtown Buenos Aires more than a few inches -- just enough to sell soda to passersby on a sweltering summer day.
#2 The value of the Argentine Peso is absolutely collapsing.
#3 Widespread shortages, looting and accelerating inflation are also causing huge problems in Venezuela...

Feminism vs Male Reproductive Rights

By They always have some interesting content over at The Advice Show. How often do you hear a conversation this blunt about the issue of male reproductive rights? It gets really good toward the end, if we do say so ourselves.

Erotica For Me, Shame On Thee - Honey Badger Radio

AVoiceforMen: Slut shaming is a bad thing. At least when it’s directed at women. I mean, when it’s directed against individual women. 
But slut shaming seems to be perfectly valid when directed against an entire sex. I’m referring, of course, to the fact that we see men as sluts. All of them. We see their sexuality as damaging, degrading and degraded. 
And, of course, like all sluts men are always asking for it.