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August 17, 2004
Bowling for Columbine

I had to finally sit and watch Bowling for Columbine.

He's a good propagandist, but so was Dr. Goebbels. An unfair comparison I know but his spin is very thick.

The thing that bugs me most is that he keeps asking why we have more gun deaths than Canada with similar gun ownership. There seems to be a very simple explanation never touched on. Our drug "war" is worth orders of magnitudes more money and the only rule of law in that business is violence.

I wonder what our numbers would look like with most drugs legalized.

Posted by hoffmang at 10:19 PM

August 11, 2004
National Sales Tax

Talk of a national sales tax is interesting. Though I certainly understand the complaints that there may be constitutional infirmities and that it may be excessive to the lower and middle class, it does have some real liberty advantages.

To the disadvantage that the tax is unfair, the EU and Canada have much of this tax system in place plus income tax and that doesn't seem to be unfair...

The advantage is that this would take away the number one fundamental push back to the deployment of anonymous digital cash.

Posted by hoffmang at 10:19 AM

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