David Knights' Weblog

June 1, 2016

Just glad I don’t live in Austin

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:24 pm
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Louisville isn’t perfect, especially under our current mayor, but at least we aren’t Austin, TX.

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June 2, 2013

Another reason Greece is F*cked.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:14 pm
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When you don’t know who owns what, it is hard to have a functioning economy.

May 18, 2012

More unconstitutional takings

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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Story here.  (H/T Instapundit)  This kind of stuff has to stop.  I just hope someone somewhere will challenge this stuff in Federal court.

October 27, 2011

Bursting the China bubble

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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Is this the beginning of the end of the China bubble?  Read here.

March 27, 2011

The latest Kelo madness

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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Here it is.  Will this ever stop?

December 23, 2010

China news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:57 am
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I recently posted regarding the building in China of buildings and whole cities that remain unoccupied.  Here is an article regarding the massive real estate bubble now building in China.  When it pops a lot of newly middle class folks in China will suffer greatly.  I don’t know what the societal repercussions will be but I am betting they will be massive.

December 15, 2010

More Kelo madness

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 6:57 am
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Under the awful Supreme Ct. Kelo decision, governments were given the green light to seize private property and then transfer it to others, rather than just seizing property for public projects like roads, bridges and airports.

New York gives us the latest example of how this awful decision works in favor of the powerful and well-connected and against the ordinary taxpayer.  Read here.

Megan Mcardle has an absolutely spot on analysis of why this sucks.  Read here.

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