In this week’s selections we want to take into consideration a number of topics that should concern all freedom loving people. From the curse of “planning mentality” to the government fixing inexistent problems (such as the “net neutrality” initiative in the US), a lot has been going on that affects individual liberty, progress, sound money, and human rights.
Net neutrality leads to net fairness fatality. That’s the message we get from Jeffrey Tucker’s recent article “Net Neutrality: Triumph of the Ruling Class”. We don’t know if you ever played the board game Monopoly, but we can tell you it only ever leads to broken families and friendships and the monopoly net neutrality is leading to is no better. Tucker explains all this supposed “neutrality” is, in fact, a cruel hoax that will keep the incumbent at the top and those that would topple them from ever starting their climb.
Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro is not funny anymore
“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”- Friedrich Nietzsche. Anton Toursinov may have found the perfect example to go along with this quote, the Venezuelan government headed up by the craziest of the bunch, President Nicolás Maduro. It doesn’t take a lot to guess why Anton picks on Maduro, considering Maduro has been sending his country down the proverbial toilet for the past few years. To get more on this crazed leader read Anton’s new article “The Time to Laugh at Maduro’s Paranoia Has Passed”.
Government planning equals force
Richard Ebeling has a lot to say in one of his newest articles “The Folly and Presumption of Big Government Social Engineers”. Richard isn’t afraid to make some strong connections between planning mentality and other things people tried to implement for the “greater good” of Humanity. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg with Richard as he covers government planning means and much more. You have a lot of opportunity to learn from this well written article.
Money printing and inequality
Making more of something doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone benefits from it. Especially in the case of money, as Jörg Guido Hulsmann explains in his new article “How Money Production Can Worsen Income Inequality”. In this straight forward article Jörg tries to explain why it’s an early bird gets the worm scenario. He does this by keeping it simple and providing analogies. This is a must read if you want to figure out the myth of money production helping income equality.