Archive | April, 2015

Podcast: Jefferson and Madison’s Blueprint to Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts

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In episode #8 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I delve into some long forgotten history and talk about the blueprint Thomas Jefferson and James Madison gave us to stop unconstitutional federal overreach. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, laying out the principles of nullification for the first time. […]

133 Words or Less: Foreign Policy Central Planning Fails Just Like Economic Central Planning

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Centralized economic planning fails due to a knowledge problem. No individual, nor group of individuals, can command all of the information necessary to anticipate every possible outcome of a policy. The solution they conceive for one problem inevitably results in unintended consequences and unforeseen negative impacts that ripple through the economy. The American right generally […]

133 Words or Less: ‘Conservative’ Central Planners

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I often see very little difference in the core political philosophies of the left and the right. The other day, a self-described conservative berated me for criticizing the Texas Enterprise Fund, a program that awards public money to private businesses in order to lure them to Texas. She couldn’t understand how I could oppose a […]