"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" TT's Lost in Tokyo
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Note to Larry Lessig: Shall we amend the Constitution, but ignore possible reforms to limited liability corporation laws in the fifty states? by TokyoTom

[Note: Cross-posted from my HLS blog .] When Larry Lessig launched his " Anti-Corruption Pledge" last year, I commented on the Wiki page he set up for it , and left a copy in an earlier blog post . Larry responded the next day. I copy here both...
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Yes, there's a problem with "Libertarian Wishful Thinking." But there's hope, despite Bob Higgs' clear-sighted glumness. by TokyoTom

Robert Higgs , Senior Fellow in Political Economy and Editor at Large, The Independent Review , has a piece up at The Independent Institute (last Tuesday, April 9), " Libertarian Wishful Thinking ," that is worth a "gander". I'd...
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Are you bold enough to be a RebelMouse? by TokyoTom

Just stumbled upon a website offering an interesting feature: a personal page that reposts tiles/thumbnails of your tweets and RTs that contain links and favorities, as well as to your Facebook page and such blogs as you care to link to. I logged on,...
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Guest post: Is Koch money behind a conspicuous inconsistency? Reason.com on Kelo v. City of New London versus Reason.com on the Keystone Pipeline by TokyoTom

I present a guest post by libertarian blogger " Libertarian Soup ". The original post is here ; I have made no editorial changes, other than some tweaks to the title. He can be found on Twitter here , and on Facebook here . Readers may recall...
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Patrick Henry had it easy; we, enfeebled by welfare and riven by divisions, face our OWN government(s) and crony capitalist elites by TokyoTom

" The War Inevitable " A speech by Patrick Henry March 1775 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house. But different men often see the same subject...
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IF the Planet's First-Ever Human-Precipitated Mass-Extinction is Underway, So What? || A dialogue between Libertarians by TokyoTom

I just stumbled across an old post and comment thread , that I thought some might find worth pondering, so am cross-posting it here. * * * Planet's First-Ever Mass-Extinction Precipitated by Humans Should we be alarmed at the current massive die-offs...
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A few compass points on regaining control over our destinies by TokyoTom

A few compass points (thrown together in response to someone poking me at FB): - To control our destiny, we need to bring governments, corporations and the institutionalized looting and risk-shifting they engender under control. - We do this in part by...
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A short Walter Block: Let's Pretend that the Problems of State-Supported Unions Have Nothing to Do with State-Supported "Capitalists" by TokyoTom

Yesterday I stumbled across the July 23 repost in LvMI Daily of Walter Block's article, IsThere a Right to Unionize? , which apparently originally appeared on LewRockwell.com, January 1, 2004. I left the following comment : Funny how Walter finds...
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BLOWBACK in Benghazi and Cairo - it's not a BUG, it's a FEATURE by TokyoTom

For those befuddled about the "Global War on Terror" and the attacks on US embassies/consulates in Libya and Egypt, perhaps this bit of fun from The Onion in 1998 might help: State Department To Hold Enemy Tryouts Next Week (excerpts below;...
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Note to Larry Lessig on his "Anti-Corruption Pledge": Limited liability corporations are the taproot of both growing government and anonymous rent-seeking. by TokyoTom

I refer to the very recently-launched " Anti-Corruption Pledge " here , which is the latest project by prolific Larry Lessig , now a Harvard Law prof and head of a corporate reform center there (and whom I have introduced and discussed in a...
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From Orwell, Remy and Reason.tv: "Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained Now, Trying to Come Visit Christmas Eve!" by TokyoTom

Christmas fun at YouTube, from Reason.tv! Remy: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained (A Very TSA Christmas) In seasons past, Grandma only had to worry about getting run over by a reindeer. With "Grandma Got Run Over by TSA," web sensation Remy...
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Great discussion of banking and monetary issues by Larry White of the Mercatus Center at Guatemala's "University of Free Marketers" by TokyoTom

I just ran across at George Mason University's Mercatus Center a helpful video featuring Lawrence H. White, professor of economics at GMU, discussing "Thoughts on Monetary Policy, Free Banking and Financial Crisis". In watching the video...
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Great Tom Woods video addressing the unconsidered, reflexive fears by some progressives of Ron Paul by TokyoTom

On August 29, Tom Woods posted at YouTube a 9-minute video response to an AlterNet.org article " 5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution ." Woods' video, entitled War Is Better Than Ron Paul, Say (Many) Progressives...
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A movement to amend the Constitution is ALREADY underway. See Harvard Law School's Larry Lessig on why we need to call for a Constitutional Convention by TokyoTom

HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig delivered his "Keynote from the Left" at the Conference on the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 24-26, 2011. The conference was co-sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots . Lessig presented his speech again at Google...
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What if Cato held a conference on how the War on Drugs was a massive FAILURE, but no one noted that the Feds and others BENEFIT SPECTACULARLY from all the costs? by TokyoTom

It might be unfair to judge just from the short clip below ( put together by Reason.tv ) that's making the rounds, but it appears to be the case that no one at Cato's Novermber 15 conference (" Ending the Global War on Drugs ") - law...
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