Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Web Gems

Nanny of the month (1:35). . . Criminalizing sleeping in your car, Palo Alto, CA, is this month’s winner. While banning e-cigarettes in NYC, Nanny Bloomberg comes in a close 2nd. Trending darker and darker . . . Children’s book review … Continue reading

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The Taxing Game! (1:02) . . . Prof. Art Carden hosts this interactive gameshow where we get to pick who gets taxed. The catch? Avoiding the unintended consequences, of course. Score one for the little guy…sort of (6:54) . . … Continue reading

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Food-truck wars (5:10). . . Evanston, IL, is waging its own war on food trucks, and the Liberty Justice Center is crying foul (and suing). It seems cronyism is alive and well at the local level too. Thou shall not steal (4:56) . … Continue reading

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Detroit’s comeback . . . According to Mark Spitznagel, founder and CIO of Universa Investments, the collapse was the first step — the absolutely necessary first step — in getting the motor city out of reverse and back in drive. … Continue reading

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Yogurt, anyone? . . . Cronies, lobbyists, pork barrel–it’s all there on the ingredient list. Corn, everyone? (2:41). . . How food subsidies are making us less healthy. Bootleggers and Baptists (4:06). . . Working hand-in-hand — where else? — in government … Continue reading

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