Saturday, August 29, 2009

This is sad....

It looks like a man might have been executed for a crime that never really was....

The guy has a point....

... and I do believe the government should stay out of religions issues.

But it seems to me he is not quite honest when he says
"Muslims are allowed to marry a lot of times while Hindus aren't allowed to do so....

Why do we have such a law present here?

I didn't force them to have sex with me nor did I ever dupe them. I have married only thrice till now."

Maybe there shouldn't be a law against bi(or poly)gamy....but the wives are certainly entitled to know there are others in any society that respects at least contract law....and if he did not ever "dupe them", I would have thought each would have known about the others.

Oh, and ONLY thrice :-)

"Utopia is not an option"

Cute little catchphrase, and it captures the gist of our thinking about health care. Whatever we do, it doesn't look like we'll live forever. McArdle expands a bit on that theme, her point being that "rationing" happens one way or the just seems we are a bit uncomfortable about admitting it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quote of the day

“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”
-Murray N. Rothbard

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great jobs for atheists!

Ok, it's only a parody, but the parody makes sense....if you are a Christian that is taken away in rapture, who is going to care for your pets?

As MR points out, this is a competitive market, with some merchants willing to promise not only to care for your pets, but not to have sex with them either....