Cutting Poor Families Off from Income to Protect Them?

People often make sacrifices in the future for the sake of the present. Or rather, they choose present and what they hope will be future benefits even though the choice also mandates or risks future problems. I’ve been told repeatedly that there could be problems in my future if I don’t get eight hours of sleep, but I think I will have worse immediate problems if I shrink my work day. So I make do with six or seven. But children can often make bad choices because they don’t really grasp Read more […]

Anti-Smoking Obamacare: Government Dogooderism At Its Incompetent Finest

Smoking is really bad for you. So naturally the government must discourage you from doing it. If you are an informed person, who still decides to smoke, then obviously information is not enough. Punishments and rewards must be implemented for you that are greater or more immediate than the market and health costs of smoking. Thus, Obamacare is probably the only practice that is actually permitted to change your risk pool. If you want to shoot yourself up with hormones and get a doctor to cut off Read more […]

Minnesota Store Cited For Selling Candy “Cigarettes”

The St. Paul, Minnesota city council unanimously voted in 2009 to outlaw cartoon character lighters and candy that resembled cigarettes. Unfortunately, a small shop in St. Paul didn’t get the memo and had candy “cigarettes” in stock as well as gum shaped like cigars and chewing tobacco. The candy cigarettes were their biggest sellers. The Star Tribune reported that a city official visited the store a little over a week ago and instructed them to get rid of all the candy that looked like tobacco Read more […]