Author Archives: chrisgadsden

Energy (in)Dependence

How does one achieve energy independence? The same way we achieve, say, gold independence? If we produce all the gold we use, does that mean we’re independent? Does that mean we can set the price of energy we want (and … Continue reading

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The “Pubs Pledge, Ryan’s Plan, etc.

I like the objectives but I suspect they are impossible to accomplish as long as self-government is defined as 50M+1 voters deciding for 50M-1. Not that we shouldn’t make every attempt, but I think a much more fundamental change would … Continue reading

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Entitlements, Other Difficult Challenges

re: entitlements, other difficult programs. One solution is to get the federal government out of all these businesses – delegate them to the local communities (and disestablish any federal agency that is engaged in same). Set a schedule, allow the … Continue reading

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Questions Questions

Are we convinced yet that even the conservatives will be unable to govern and sustain their principles from the center? That we need to return the crown to the people in units of no more than a couple of hundred … Continue reading

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But China Is A Totalitarian State

Yes, it is. I’ll grant all the critics say about the domination of CCP in all things political. When visiting with employees around China their reluctance to enter into any political discussion is an indicator that even a generation that … Continue reading

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Trade Surplus empowers China Directly

Need to dig a little deeper on the numbers and the issue. Note that buying $400M of phones from China no more enriches the Chinese government than it does enrich the U.S. government when the Chinese buy a $400M Boeing … Continue reading

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Is Recreating Federalism Feasible?

Re: Is this (decentralization) even feasible given the Constitution as amended? I think so, but don’t know so. Could start small, using Leo’s (L3’s) interstate compact idea to build-up the self-rule muscles and address those immediate issues most likely to … Continue reading

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