Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

“Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.”

So states Linus’s Law. Coined by Eric Raymond in his book “The Cathedral and the Bazaar:” Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix obvious to someone. Or, less formally, “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.” I dub this: “Linus’s Law”. My original formulation […]

“Coke Gets Inclusiveness, But Many Still Don’t,” Smug Briton Reports

Diversity Executive has a blog post titled “Coke Gets Inclusiveness, But Many Still Don’t,” tapped out by Englishman Stephen Frost. Google for the article. Feeding trolls is something I don’t do. As you’ll see, there’s another reason I’d rather not make finding Stephen’s article any easier. Stephen has built a strawman from the tweets sent in […]

Old Romance: Horse Carriage Rides. New Romance: Electric Vehicles

NYC’s new mayor to replace Central Park horse carriages with EVs Because romantic horse drawn open air carriage rides through Central Park are EXACTLY what has kept me from visiting New York City. The prospect of enjoying the city from the cramped confines of an EV that smells vaguely like vomit certainly changes the incentive! […]

Repeal the Wheel!

Writes Robert Samuelson in The Washington Post, If I could, I would repeal the Internet. It is the technological marvel of the age, but it is not — as most people imagine — a symbol of progress. Just the opposite. We would be better off without it. I grant its astonishing capabilities: the instant access […]

More Government = Less Help

This ad from the Libertarian Party sums it up nicely. More government first and foremost brings with it ways to defend and protect more government, whether by corruption, cronyism, bureaucratic process, or military intervention. It’s the law of diminishing returns. Of course, it’s important to sprinkle a little help back to the masses, enough to […]

Freedom of Speech and Fear

The ever insightful  Mark Steyn correctly points out that free speech isn’t a gift or a privilege to be granted or withdrawn by Ivory Tower bureaucrats. Free speech is a right. Glenn Reynolds follows up with: Well, people need to be more afraid of the good guys for a change, anyway, and not the savages. […]

OWS Alchemy

But you should have heard the crying and pleading from dedicated Madison folk about how important it was to keep open this wholly unregulated, health-code flouting shanty town, which, it was argued, was housing the homeless. How insidiously consistent that the Occupy With Self rabble would seek to turn their constitutionally protected, but shallow protest […]

Just Relax And Let Big Brother Choose

The UK’s government (Committee for Climate Change) holds the position that fuel prices should be burdened with extra taxes so as to keep them high with an end result that consumers will be forced into buying more fuel efficient cars. In other news, the UK’s government insists ill and injured citizens avoid all contact with […]