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DISQUS Doodlings: Karens, Karens, Karens all around – even if they’re named Laureen

GraniteGrok would be FAR less of a place to be without our commenters. SMART, too. But there are exceptions. I don’t mind at all when people from the other side of an argument come over to present their point of view. In fact, I’m of the opinion that Conservatives MUST go out and do battle …

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ratchet set

Notable Quote – John Tierney

Higgs sees government, as usual, vastly expanding during the crisis, and he’s sure that it will not shrink back to its former scale once the crisis is over. It never does, as he famously documented in his 1987 book, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, and in later works exploring this …

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Adam Smith on Self-Interest

Notable Quote – Dr. Don Boudreaux

Freedom of exchange and production within a regime of private property rights and freedom of contract harnesses self-interest to the public good. Admiration and endorsement of free markets is not – contrary to much uninformed commentary – admiration and endorsement of greed or materialism. It is, instead, the reflection of an acceptance of the reality …

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Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and freedom are rare in human history. Human instinct is not to yearn for liberty. Rather, humans yearn to be taken care of.

Welcome to New Hampshire

Data Point – The “Live Free or Die” State isn’t all that Free w/respect to Coronavirus Restrictions

WELCOME to the 35th State in the Nation! Americans experienced unprecedented restrictions on their everyday life in order to fight the coronavirus, but now most states have partially reopened. In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Those …

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Today’s Sununu Presser: “My job is to be the central economic planner for NH”

SHOT: Gov. Chris Sununu: “My job is to be the central economic planner for NH” That’s what a tipster just sent me a few minutes ago. The video is up on Facebook by WMUR here: https://www.facebook.com/wmur9/videos/vb.6439768716/1917626108370329/?type=2&theater. I was rather shocked at the quote so I went and listened to it from 1:04:00 as the tipster said. …

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secure the blessings of liberty

Notable Quote – Ian Underwood

Yep, Grokster Ian gets a two-fer Day today; this one “Why Liberty?” and gives a perfect answer: Every other organizing principle for society begins by denying this fundamental truth about humans:  You don’t know what’s best for me, and I don’t know what’s best for you.   And so every other organizing principle is doomed to the kind of failure that …

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