The Rolling Stones – Waiting On A Friend

Hamas Arson Terrorism

Florida Woman Charged After Driving With Ex-Boyfriend On Hood For Nearly 20 Miles

JONATHAN TURLEY

Patresha Isidore, 24, is facing a rather novel criminal charge after she drove nearly 20 miles with her ex-boyfriend clinging to the hood of her car.  It appears that speeding with a person on your hood down the highway will only get you a misdemeanor in Florida. The bizarre videotape is below.

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Reviewing free banking in different US States and lessons for cryptocurrencies

Mostly Economics

Nice article by Helen Fessenden of Richmond Fed.

The idea of an “unregulated” currency, however, isn’t new. Before the Civil War, the United States ran a vast natural experiment by leaving “free banking” to the states, even while other major economies were adopting central banking. From the demise of the Second Bank of the United StatesOffsite in 1836 until the passage of National Banking ActsOffsite of 1863 and 1864, the United States lacked a federal authority to issue and redeem banknotes, act as a fiscal agent for the federal government, or keep banknote issuance in check. Instead, banking was run by the states, and “free banks” could issue their own banknotes. But just how much did this amount to the kind of free-entry, highly decentralized currency competition that some cryptocurrency backers advocate today?

Helen says free banking experiences differed across States. It was successful in New York and New England. This was largely…

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Unhinged Democrats

American Elephants

Thanks, Lefties! Makes a great campaign ad for us. Who would want to be associated with this bunch of unhinged progressives?

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David Friedman – Law Enforcement Without the State

Family Hit With $18,000 Bill From Hospital After Their Infant Was Given A Brief Nap and Released

JONATHAN TURLEY

The_ScreamWe previously discussed the ridiculous and dishonest health care system with hospitals charge absurd amounts in a system designed for padded and dishonest billing.  The latest example comes from a family on vacation to San Francisco who took their two-year-old son into the emergency room of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after he hit his head.  After a brief check up, Jeong-whan was cleared by doctors and, after a brief nap, he was released. The family was hit two years later with an $18,000 bill.

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Thomas J. Sargent – Keynote Address on effects of open borders

Solomon Polachek on the day the demand-side sex discrimination hypothesis accidentally died

Save the oceans – stop recycling plastic

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