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Communication and Liberty

I’m not normally a big Confucius guy, but I found this resonant:

When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.
– Confucius

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Liberty

 

GDP Fetish

Interesting quote in the WSJ today:

He has what I call the “GDP fetish”—the belief that increases in GDP are good whether or not they represent increased production of things that people actually value. If the government spends $100 billion digging holes and then filling them back up, then GDP can rise by $100 billion or more even if the $100 billion is totally wasted. Some stimulus projects, in fact, are little better than hole-digging. One example I noted on a recent visit to Detroit is the tearing up of sidewalk corners to make them wheelchair-friendly, even though the sidewalks themselves have so many craters that people in wheelchairs use the roads instead.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Capitalism, Liberty

 
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Kim Dotcom’s Epic Tweet of Irony

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Capitalism, Intellectual Property, Law, Liberty