LMR – May 2015

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom
“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” is a story about an angry unemployed young man from a
poor working class family in the 1950s who comes to realize that the creation of the welfare state was
essential for creating a mass consumption economy in order to control the masses.

BankNotes – May 2015

Perhaps due to it not being as readily quantifiable as government taxation, debt, welfare, and money creation; regulation has too often been superficially dealt with. In many ways, the largely “hidden tax” of regulation is a bigger threat to liberty, economy, and morality than other weapons of forceful government intervention.