Archive for the ‘FEE’ Category

Comments Off on This Brazilian Economist Once Marched for Socialism, But Became a Free-Market Hero

FEE.ORG – Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680). Heroes for liberty are not particular to any region of the world or to a particular time period or to one sex. They hail from all […]

Comments Off on This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

FEE.ORG – It may not feel like spring yet, but regulatory agencies have turned their fancies to rulemaking, with 45 proposed and 70 final regulations ranging from the size of oranges to yellow lances. On to the data: Last week, 70 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register, after 63 the previous week. […]

Comments Off on The Zuckerberg Hearings Prove Government Shouldn’t Regulate Facebook

FEE.ORG – In the year 2018, at the height of the Russia Scare, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of a tribunal of tech-illiterate politicians and asked to explain himself. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry,” Zuckerberg told senators who are upset about the company’s exploitation (and fumbling) of user data—which, unbeknownst […]

Comments Off on The NSA Wants a Skeleton Key to Everyone’s Encrypted Data

FEE.ORG – Like it or not, you are your data. In this day and age, your receipts, social media activity, public records, GPS data, and internet search history are the proof of who you are. And while you may have thought you had secrets, the Federal Government would like the rest of them. The seemingly […]

Comments Off on Truth Is the First Casualty of Statism

Southern Watchman says: If you ever want a chill to run up your spine, do a google search for Joeseph Goebbels and the stuff he wrote, then take a look at what is happening in today’s America. Cheers and watch your six, – Southern Watchman   FEE.ORG – Senator Hiram Johnson is credited with having […]

Comments Off on Amazon Controversy Makes the Case for a Private-Sector US Postal Service

Southern Watchman says: As much as I have loved trains since I was a young lad, the reality is it is time to let Amtrak die. Same goes for the USPS. If it cannot stand on its own two feet as a profitable business… let it fail. Propping it up with Tax dollars doesn’t make […]

How Not to Be a Snowflake at Work

Posted: 17th April 2018 by SouthernWatchman in FEE, SafeSpace, snowflake, SouthernWatch, students
Comments Off on How Not to Be a Snowflake at Work

FEE.ORG – Resilience, a crucial emotional attribute for a happy and successful life, is in decline across college campuses and workplaces. The head of counseling at one major university recently observed “a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life.” In a memo, which was shared […]

Comments Off on The Paradox of Leveling the Playing Field in the Name of Equality

Southern Watchman says: In the beginning of our nation, there *may* have been a case for leveraging the power of the state to force equality, but they went the other direction and leveraged the power of the state to force inequality instead. So Bravo there. But here we are some 200 odd years later, and […]

Comments Off on How Learning Blossoms in a School without Schooling

FEE.ORG – Envision a school that is not compulsory or coercive, that is a completely student-directed educational environment. I toured one of those last week. Two years ago I read Peter Gray’s Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, largely a manifesto […]

How the Market Can Redeem the University

Posted: 15th April 2018 by SouthernWatchman in Education, FEE, markets, SouthernWatch, university
Comments Off on How the Market Can Redeem the University

FEE.ORG – The Dilemma: Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adult learners, students from corporate partnerships, online learners, and first-generation higher education participants to fill their enrollment needs. Yet, much of the academic fare is still traditional—or structured for a novice scholar. A recent Wall Street Journal article, More Companies Teach Workers What Colleges […]