Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

The Candlemakers’ Petition, Frédéric Bastiat 1

The text source: http://bastiat.org/en/petition.html A PETITION From the Manufacturers of Candles, Tapers, Lanterns, sticks, Street Lamps, Snuffers, and Extinguishers, and from Producers of Tallow, Oil, Resin, Alcohol, and Generally of Everything Connected with Lighting. To the Honourable Members of the Chamber of Deputies. Open letter to the French Parliament, originally published in 1845 (Note of […]

One Half of Italy’s New Sales Tax Receipts Go Directly to Morgan Stanley in New York

Source: http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com.au Bankers win.  The people pay. One of my less scrupulous bosses once told me, “The way I like to win a race is to punch the other guy in the stomach and then yell, ‘Let’s race.’” And I replied, “Well that may be all well and good, but if the guy you punch […]

Afghan leader blasts US over probe into shootings

Source: http://www.centurylink.net By DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Warning he’s at the “end of the rope” over civilian casualties, Afghanistan’s president angrily accused the U.S. of not sharing information about how an American soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghans in two villages. The incident has reverberated through the already complicated […]

Nationalizing Education

Source: http://blog.heritage.org By Lindsey Burke Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said that the idea that the Obama Administration is working to implement national standards and tests “is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” Duncan can deny that the federal government is on the verge of creating a national curriculum—an unprecedented federal overreach—but as George […]