“The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution. It is socialized education — just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office — and cannot possibly be separated from political control.” — Frank Chodorov, “Why Schools are not Free,” 1948 —
For anyone interested in developing an understanding of what’s wrong with our “educational” system, one need look no further than this:read more
Thank God or those who bravely gave their all for us. Although the solemnity and majesty of Memorial Day is barely in our rear view mirror, and, sadly, this sentiment is ephemeral for too many Americans, who thought it was only a day off work. Worse for those who gave it no thought at all. We’ve unceremoniously shifted from the majestic to the mundane-relatively speaking-back to politicking in Wyoming. It’s nearly impossible to ignore the countless campaign yard signs dotting Natrona County’s landscape. Ignoring politics isn’t life threatening, but the cost may haunt us for years, if we dismiss our duty to assiduously examine campaigner’s claims. We’re admonished to be certain in our convictions before firmly planting our feet. Christians, Leftist, liberal, agnostic and atheist all understand that admonition that permits us to safely navigate the political, philosophical, social and theological waterfront. Wyoming’s uniquely positioned to shape its destiny. However, Evangelicals and co-belligerents insist not without God’s Hand to guide us. They understand the interplay of such exchanges, and the battle for whose values and principles will persist for decades.read more
“There is a decisive difference between the loans supplied by private lenders and the loans supplied by a government agency. Each private lender risks his own funds.” — Henry Hazlitt, “Economics in One Lesson,” 1946 —
In times of economic downturns, sensible people watch their financial expenditures even closer than usual, making doubly sure everything they purchase provides a benefit worth the money they’re spending.
That’s a jewel of wisdom, however, that never made it into Wyoming state government memos:read more
Facebook is now circumventing Europe’s new privacy Law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by removing 1.5 billion members off its servers in Europe, and relocating them to servers in the USA to avoid the regulation entirely for those members.
“If concern with poverty and human suffering were the collectivists’ motive, they would have become champions of capitalism long ago; they would have discovered that it is the only political system capable of producing abundance..” — Ayn Rand, “The Anti-Industrial Revolution,” 1971 —
As we saw last week (“‘Welfare’: Time to get the bull out of the china shop,” WTE, Oct. 1), “welfare” programs have done nothing more than keep their recipients under bureaucratic thumbs while government officials exploit and manipulate their lives in order to gain political power.read more