The View from Abroad
- June 03
- Kenn Jacobine is an international educator currently teaching History for the American School of Doha, Qatar. He has also taught at international schools in Ecuador, Mali, and Zambia.
His political transformation took place over the course of many years. Starting out naively as a big state liberal, he became a Reagan Republican in 1982. Disillusionment set in with the realization that small government rhetoric rarely translated into limited government actions.
On Christmas day 1992, he became a libertarian. In 1994, Kenn ran for the State Senate in Pennsylvania on the Libertarian Party ticket garnering 5 percent of the vote. He has been active in freedom causes ever since.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Focus on Minimum Wage is
May 17, 2013 11:38AM
- When Will Americans Learn that
Blowback is Real?
April 29, 2013 12:10PM
- Anti-Free Market Economics
based on Emotion not Reality
April 06, 2013 03:14AM
- Economic Fallacy: Minimum
Wage Doesn’t Cause
April 01, 2013 01:16PM
- The Dow is an Indicator of
March 17, 2013 01:18PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I haven't heard Obama,
Biden, or any other leader
Washington come out and
April 29, 2013 11:33PM
- “Here is a site which
explains the Austrian Business
April 07, 2013 10:18AM
with you in terms of 1970.
Back then we had sound money.
April 07, 2013 10:08AM
- “Well, tell me. If you
love the working class so much
than I do
April 06, 2013 05:52AM
- “So when the next crisis
hits you will blame it on the
March 10, 2013 01:28PM
Kenn Jacobine's Links
In spite of the abysmal unemployment problem in the United States, President Obama was in Texas last week touting his plan to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Recently, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit have seen fast food workers walk off the job and strike demanding higher/… Read full post »
In 1953 the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency at the urging of the
British M16 overthrew democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister
Mohammad Mosaddegh. In a declassified report
completed in 1954 on the 1953 operation “blowback” for
the first time entered the CIA’s lexicon.
A… Read full post »
The biggest problem for free market advocates has always been that the policies we espouse do not play well with the peoples’ emotions. After all, what sounds better to you? “Recessions are economic downtowns made necessary by the mal-investment of the preceding phony Fed indu… Read full post »
Politicians and the media have done a great job of convincing ordinary Americans that they know what they are doing when it comes to managing the economy. Even though they are the ones who got us into our current mess, the electorate continues to send the same pols back to Washington… Read full post »
It is an entirely different story when it come/… Read full post »
do not learn very much from the lessons of history is
the most important of all the lessons of
history.” These are the
simple, yet exceedingly relevant for our times, words of the famous
English writer Aldous Huxley.
If only Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke would acqu… Read full post »
As a libertarian I believe that you have a right to live your life as you see fit as long as you don’t violate somebody else’s right to do the same. Libertarianism represents the only non-coercion political/economic philosophy in the universe. All other political/economic phil… Read full post »
As someone who has lived in four different countries and traveled to several others over the last eleven years, I can tell you that no people who I have encountered continually demand that their government institutions solve every problem imaginable like Americans do. From the dangers of electr… Read full post »
Let’s face it, the Obama Administration has pretty much been a continuation of the Bush years. In Obama’s first four years in office, Americans continued to give up constitutional rights with renewal of the Patriot Act, enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act, and the in… Read full post »
Like most Americans, I didn’t watch the staged media spectacle better known as the Presidential Debate. It is not just because I didn’t have a dog in that fight; it is because to me the quadrennial political mini-series is nothing more than a rigged, wasteful use of an hour and a… Read full post »
Ambassador Christopher Steven’s assassination on September 11th in Benghazi, Libya, needless to say, stirred a wide array of reactions from different sources. There were those that instantly called for war against Libya. Others, realizing that the deed was a planned attack by a smal… Read full post »
Mitt Romney’s behavior in the last 24 hours has been repulsive. Faced with an attack from a crowd of angry protestors in Cairo over the release of an anti-Muhammad film in the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo released the following statement in an attempt to appease the mob and… Read full post »
According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia we are about to enter another recession. Of course, one would be hard-pressed to convince the over 20 million Americans who remain unemployed or underemployed that the last recession ever ended. But, I suppose, according to e… Read full post »
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The legislation appropriately outlawed discriminatory practices of government based on race, color, religion or national origin. But, it also outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, or… Read full post »
It is very difficult coming to the realization that something or
someone you truly believe in, have revered and defended for a long
time, and have dedicated your life to following is not what you
thought it was and might even be the exact opposite of what you
appreciated about it.
… Read full post »
It is no surprise that the main issues of this election cycle are chronic high unemployment, massive budget deficits, and rising health care costs. Mired in an economic downturn for close to five years now, many commentators agree that the outcome of the presidential election hinges on who vote… Read full post »
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