Category Archives: USA

Introduction to My Visit to Detroit, MI

Thanks to The Bell Towers, I had the opportunity to join a group of bloggers in Detroit, MI a couple of weeks ago. The project was organized by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and took us to … Continue reading

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Let the kid sunburn: San Antonio School district bans sunscreen, because it’s a medication and toxic

Doing the most unreasonable things in order to cover yourselves just in case something might happen. In France, they have an expression for that: it’s called the “precautionary principle” and it has become a way of life. If we don’t … Continue reading

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If It’s the Best Solution for All Parties Involved, Why Is Government Intervention Needed to Force All Parties Involved to Agree?

Everyday, in almost every area of production, the Government intervenes, often by favoring some at the expense of others. The defense of the some is often that 1) they are needed in order for customers to be protected, hence need … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Not Just After Your Insurance, After Your Snacks Too

I think it is now safe to say that we have all seen how the ill-named Affordable Care Act is not going to make the average health insurance plan more affordable. This monster of an act that was probably voted … Continue reading

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“I’m so in Debt, I Could Start a Government” #bartonspringssaloon

This has circulated on the Internet yesterday. While it is in Austin, just a couple dozen miles away from where I live, it is someone from France that sent it to me via Facebook (thanks to JS!). I had to … Continue reading

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The Work of Bipartisanship

This week’s chart series uses data from the US Treasury to illustrate the past 30 years of raising the debt ceiling. These charts show that raising the debt ceiling and living beyond our means is a bipartisan problem. Veronique de … Continue reading

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What Happens when People Are Fed Up with the Government?

They try and take the measures necessary to break from it. It seems that a number of counties in different States are looking into secession as a serious option. Two counties in California have started a movement to (re)create the … Continue reading

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On Working Less and the Pursuit of Happiness

A discussion with any American liberal still has to turn out differently. After telling them that I am originally from France, I receive a big “Wow! France! I love France! The food and the art de vivre!” Generally, they instantly … Continue reading

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