Walter Williams defends international trade. So let’s be honest with ourselves. Why do we choose to import cocoa, coffee and spices rather than produce them ourselves? The answer is that it is cheaper to do so. That means we enjoy a higher standard of living than if we tried to produce them ourselves. If we… Continue reading International Trade
Ticket Scalpers – What’s the Deal?
I have never understood the issue with ticket scalpers, never, ever, ever. Maybe I’m just a dirty capatalist. Oh yea, I am. 🙂 Hang on, let me check… still nothing.
Nationalise The Tobacco Industry
This article appeared on the top of the weekend Herald. If you have read Atlas Shrugged, it might seem very familiar. It does to me*. I’m not torn on this one. I hate smoking. It’s disgusting, foul, costs money (and time) to maintain and eventually kills you in one or more very, very painful ways.… Continue reading Nationalise The Tobacco Industry
Stocks I’m Glad I Never Bought
PGW – PGG Wrightson. Formed by a merger between PGG and Wrightson, two of NZ’s largest farm supplies chains. The Hearld noted in the weekend that their market share of stock sales had fallen in Otago. Gee, Y’think? PGG and Wrightson were at one time pretty much the only companies doing stock sales in Otago.… Continue reading Stocks I’m Glad I Never Bought
They’ve now coined a new term for the “damed if it’s up, damed if it’s down” attitude of the press toward Bush and oil prices. Gas Derangement Syndrome. Frankly, it’s beyond stupid what the media have done with this. Fact is, Bush isn’t responsible for prices going up or down. But facts just fly out… Continue reading GDS
Who Says McDonalds Doesn’t Contribute to Society?
For those who hate more than one country: Combo Flags! Would you like fries with that 😀