At least according to FIAS, a part of the world bank. In 2008 they released the report Special Economic Zones: Performance, Lessons learned and Implications for Zone Development.
It concludes that freedom to trade, do business, build, etc. and less regulations is what it takes for a Special Economic Zone to prosper. Shocking, really.
Via Ordning och anarki.
Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
– Alexander Hope, from the novel Hope by L. Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman
Guns And Weed, The Road To Freedom is something I strongly recommend you watch if you have some spare time :)
The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it’s become an economic suicide pact. And Free Market America is here to challenge it.
Part two of this series is even better than the first. Can’t to see the third! :)
People tend to blame bad business decisions on capitalism. For example, some business owners treat their employees poorly and would advance their own interests better by treating their employees well. Happy employees tend to lead to happy customers, which means more profit for all. People have a bad boss, and they blame the free market. “Government ought to step in where the free market fails,” they say.
This is like blaming oxygen for the actions of criminals. “If we didn’t have so much oxygen, criminals wouldn’t be able to breathe, and there would be less crime.”
It’s just as ridiculous to blame capitalism for the actions of business owners. The “oxygen” of business is unhampered, unrestricted capitalism.
Capitalism Magazine on capitalism today.
I could listen to her for hours… It is such a relief to sit down and hear the truth once in a while.
A lot of you probably already know this, but some of you may not.
Via Niels VforVoluntary.
It seems that Judge Andrew Napolitano and Freedom Watch agrees with me in that if citizens were allowed to carry firearms for self-defense it would most likely have limited the number murders on Utøya, Norway.
Thanks to Christian Hallebro for the tip!