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Links of Note: Follow up and Regulations

July 31, 2008

In follow up to my post about the Political Economy of Gotham city, I found this post on the Division of Labour site. Very interesting analysis in my opinion.

Another point of interest – Katherine Mangu-Ward writes about the restriction of raw milk. Doesn’t affect most of us on a daily basis, but if you happen to be a Conservative Mennonite or Amish, it can play a huge role in your daily life. HT: Reason Mag Hit and Run and my sister (the conservative Mennonite in my family).

Heller takes another stab at the DC handgun laws. After successfully challenging the rules in his previous litigation, it will be interesting to see if this case (which isn’t as directly linked to the 2nd Amendment as the first case) also ends in Heller’s favor.

Follow up on my last “Links of Note” post: I am happy to announce that one of my sister’s gave birth to her 3rd child yesterday. The new girl’s name? Finley Katherine Bernice (last name not included). I wonder if this name would have been restricted by NZ’s government… cuz my family probably would have appriciated it.

Intellectual property rights taken too far?

It has been widely quoted “Cocaine is God’s way of telling someone that they have too much money.” However, this seems to be a misnomer in the case of Africa’s new drug problem. If Africa is supposed to be desperately poor, where are they getting the money to buy expensive drugs? I cite foreign aid (thanks, Jeffery Sachs) and large profits from natural resources such as oil and diamonds.

If supply and demand doesn’t work for food, do as LA did and impose regulations on how much fast food can be served in impoverished neighborhoods. Of course, fast food is a lot cheaper to make and serve that healthy food (in general) which has the consequence of being unaffordable by the locals. End result? Fat, malnourished, poor LA citizens who just want a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. David Boaz at the Cato Institute also comments on this rediculous regulation.

More to come…

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Penguino permalink
    August 2, 2008 12:39 am

    Fantastic Post! You are just dead on

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