- How wonderful! The federal government is going to pay for Medicaid expansion so we won’t have to. Seriously. If allegedly astute commentators spew stuff like that, it’s no wonder that 24 percent of Americans believe the fedgov has its own money supply, completely independent of taxpayers. (And we’re not talking about the famous printing press here.)
- And hey, while we’re still partying along on other people’s money, how about lifetime mortgages in which the principal is never paid? In the old days, I do believe we’d have called that “rent.” But Aussies are apparently up for it.
- And tell me why, again, do you hate the federal government? (Cartoon: Tip o’ hat to Wendy McElroy)
Plain old informative or thought-provoking weekend reads:
- “Why is the Arab World Frozen in Time?”
- “Women and Body Image: A Man’s Perspective.” (For all you guys who’ve wondered what to say when the woman in your life melts down over seemingly imaginary flaws in her appearance.)
- Top ten reasons people resist change. Though written for sales people, this is also an excellent think piece for anybody hoping to persuade their friends to move toward freedom.
- The inimitable Will Grigg traces the history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — back to the corruption of Reconstruction and the genocidal march to the sea of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.
- Gold: lucrative? or untrustworthy? The interesting thing about these articles is that they’re written by the same man. First two parts of a three-part series.
And in the good news department:
- Wonder of wonders, Britain really is getting rid of those new national ID cards.
Have a great weekend.