Audio Clips

19 February 2013

One of the biggest recurring problems with government is that it constantly looks for new projects.  It's like an addict looking for a new high.  It's just not sexy to maintain existing roads and bridges, for example.  You have to build new ones.  And then put your name on it.  This video is a perfect example of that tendency in government officials.

14 February 2013

Abusive Gov't Workers: Born That Way or Dropped on Their Heads?

Video catches gov't worker painting an occupied parking spot as a handicapped spot so that another gov't worker can haul it away and make the owner pay a fine.  But hey, at least taxes are low!

12 February 2013

Gender Inequality?

This is a really interesting take on why there is a discrepancy between what men and women tend to earn.

07 February 2013

Competitive Forces in Medicine

The saving grace of the continued slide of the US into statist policies is that there are many other countries who can choose to compete against us.  That may be what is necessary in order to continue medical innovation in the coming decades.

05 February 2013

Looking Forward to the US Treasury Collapse?

Okay, so this video gets a little technical and wonky (be still my heart!) but it's a very interesting point of view by Mr. Hummell who suggests that a US default is, for all intents and purposes, practically unavoidable at this point.  It will happen, it's just a question of when.  And he views that as a good thing.  He sees the collapse of confidence in the US government as a net positive to the private sector as individuals move their investment capital away from the "bullet-proof" US treasuries and over to private investment.  I have to agree with him that I believe this would be the ultimate outcome, but I think it could be a pretty painful process.  It sounds like he believes it would be also.  Long-term though it would be a positive development.  So bring it on!