Archive for Conspiracy

Conspiracy Theory

Gene Callahan recently wrote on the funny way we use this term in our society, but I want to use Scott Sumner’s recent comments as a springboard. Note, Scott is not unusual in his usage, but I’m using his example because I just saw it today. In this post, Scott was arguing that he wasn’t […]

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Glenn Greenwald Is So Awesome

Just watch him–and I mean literally, watch his facial expressions–during this interview.

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Hillary Clinton vs FBI Director

Reason.tv did a good job assembling this: By all means, go off on the FBI in the comments. But I think they might be thinking, “Hey guys, we’ve given you all you need to know what’s up. We don’t want to wake up with a horse’s head.”

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Old Obama Footage on Paving the Way to Single Payer

A lot of people–even prominent libertarian economists–have told me they think I’m paranoid for believing that at least some of the architects of the Affordable Care Act knew full well it would lead to a single payer system. (One of their arguments is that the federal government can’t do anything right, how could they pull […]

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The U.S. Situation and Danny’s Song

So far everyone has been nonplussed by this.

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Bernanke the Consultant

Reuters explains Ben Bernanke’s new gig: Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is joining bond giant Pimco as a senior adviser, as the firm seeks to bolster its star power following the departure of co-founder Bill Gross. The move may be questioned by some competitors who had criticized the Fed during Bernanke’s reign for being […]

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UN Pushes for Global Bureaucracy to Allegedly Fight Climate Change

It’s fashionable among “respectable” libertarians and other small-government types to make fun of their more extreme brethren, especially when it comes to the United Nations. And yet the UN’s “Negotiating Text”–draft language containing options for the delegates who will meet in Paris in December–doesn’t need any wild imagination to appear sinister. We can just quote […]

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Hot Button Phrase: “FEMA Camp”

Second perhaps only to “chemtrails,” when the responsible, sober libertarians on Facebook want to mock the paranoid ones, they bring up “FEMA camps.” A relative sent me the following video, which apparently shows footage from Florida of a drill in which U.S. military pretend to march U.S. citizens into a detention camp. Then the anchor […]

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