The Market Ticker on Ebola Quarantine

Can Ebola Quarantine Possibly Work? Karl Denninger is a popular economics blogger (and one who will never be invited to advise the Federal Reserve). Last week he provided some analysis of the proposal to use quarantine procedures to deal with Ebola risk: “On Ebola, Quarantines, and Similar.” I’m sure you’ve heard that the Dallas Ebola patient’s family has been forcibly quarantined. I’ve been pinged repeatedly since this story first broke on my views with regard to armed quarantines Read more […]

Are You Going to Base Your Life on Misinformation, Or Are You Going to Get a Plan?

Dear friends, this is a critical question: Do you have a Plan B? You may not understand the entire picture—none of us does—but you’ve got to recognize that there are massive, massive potential dislocations ahead. As Simon Black wrote at Zero Hedge, On the first of September, 1939, Hitler’s armies invaded. And despite suffering massive military losses, the Polish government spread all sorts of misinformation on the radio, telling its people about phony victories against the invading German Read more […]

Off The Grid: A Congressman Who Lives By The Principles He Talked About While In Office

So, is he crazy… or crazy like a fox? From Politico Magazine: When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United States doesn’t do something to protect the grid, and soon, a terrorist or an act of nature will put an end to life as we know it. Bartlett Read more […]

City Proposes Disarming Citizens In The Event Of A Disaster

The city of Guntersville, Alabama is considering disarming residents in the event of a weather-related or manmade disaster, like a terrorist attack. Mayor Leigh Dollar said that they’re not trying to take away anyone’s Constitutional rights; they’re just trying to “protect” people:  “The ordinance states officers could disarm individuals, if necessary. Dollar says the proposal is just way to give officers more authority to protect themselves. ‘We are not trying to infringe upon anyone Read more […]