1. THREE STRIKES LAWS
Several states have enacted laws requiring judges to impose tough sentences for a third felony conviction. The result? An increase in the murder rate.
the murder rate went up in areas that had enacted “three strikes” laws. A robber with two strikes who’s committing a robbery, for example, will get roughly the same punishment whether or not the victim is killed. felons facing a third conviction have a stronger incentive under three strikes laws to kill anyone who can serve as a potential witness against them.
2. SEAT BELT LAWS
wearing seat belts helps protect drivers and passengers. But seat belts have led to an increase in pedestrian and cyclist deaths.
wearing seat belt makes drivers feel more secure, so they drive more aggressively.
3. BANNING DDT in Less Developed Countries
In the early 1970s, the US government to stopped foreign aid to any country using the insecticide DDT, arguing tthe insecticide caused cancerand harmed wildlife. Many third world countries stopped using DDT, leading to more, not fewer, deaths.
the incidence of malaria increased dramatically in countries that had stopped using DDT, very effective in killing the mosquitoes that carry the disease
TENS of MILIONS have died over the past few decades because of the DDT ban, which remains in place. The ban was based on dubious evidence.
4. DO NOT TALK to STRANGERS
Parents and teachers often instruct children not to talk to strangers may be making children less safe.
Talking to strangers can be a good survival strategy for children who are lost or in danger. A cub scout, remained lost in the woods for four days because he hid from search and rescue volunteersout of fear they would steal him … warning children about strangers doesn’t protect them much anyway …it’s more likely that they’ll be abducted by someone they already know … discouraging interaction with strangers inhibits social development, making it more difficult for children to spot dangerous people or situations.
5. FDA DRUG APPROVALS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with approving drugs and medical devices before they can be marketed to the public. In 2004, the FDA was criticized for having been too quick to approve the arthritis drug Vioxx, which was later discovered to cause heart attacks. Some say the FDA should spend more time testing drugs before it gives them its stamp of approval. But doing so might cause more, not fewer, deaths
One of the opportunity costs of the FDA drug approval process is that people may die while waiting for the drug … 3,000 people with advanced kidney disease could have been saved by the drug Interleukin-2 during the three years it took the FDA to approve it.
6. Reduced LOGGING in the National Forests
An injunction in 1991 greatly reduced logging on the national forests in the Pacific Northwest, resulting in more, not fewer, acres of forest being harvested worldwide.
timberlands in the Pacific Northwest are among the most productive in the world. With a decrease in logging there, the supply of timber worldwide decreased. That raised the price, inducing producers elsewhere to increase logging. Some of the forests that have taken up the slack are less productive, requiring that more acres be cut in order to produce the same amount of lumber
7. CIGARETTE TAXES
Between 1992 and 2000, the average state cigarette tax rose by 64% but gross state tax revenue from cigarette taxes only rose 35%.
Part of the decline in revenue was due to a decrease in cigarette smoking, which was one of the intendedconsequences of the tax increase. state legislatures had expected to make much more revenue from the cigarette taxes.
smugglers have a stronger incentive now to buy cigarettes in low-tax states and sell them in high-tax states. Organized crime and terrorists are increasingly involved in this business.
8. STEEL TARIFFS
In 2002 imposed a tariff on steel imports in order to protect the steel industry from foreign competition. the tariff was costing more American jobs than it was saving.
The tariff raised the price of steel in America, making it more difficult for our domestic steel-consuming industries to compete with foreign producerAs … if the tariff had remained in place, 8 steel-using jobs would have been lost for every steel-producing job saved.
9. VEGETARIANS and animal rights
vegetarianism has led to an increase in animal deaths
many small animals are killed when tractors and other farm equipment go through fields. fewer animals would be killed if vegetarians included beef and dairy products in their diets.
10. SAVING HORSES from SLAUGHTER
horse slaughter is now banned in Texas and Illinois, home to the last three horse slaughterhouses in the United States
many of the horses that would have been slaughtered in those states are now being transported to Canada and Mexico.
The animals now must make a grueling journey before they’re slaughtered … the methods of slaughter are often less humane than those formerly practiced in the United States.
“ALL MIXED UP”
“CORRECT-ness” … VICES DISGUISED-CAMOUFLAGED as VIRTUES …
CULTURE of DEATH … CONSCIENCE
MANUFACTURE MISERY …
POLITICS … POWER
better to RULE HELL … (by any means necessary)
CULTURE of CORRUPTION …
DISGUISED as CORRECT-ness …
DEMOCRATIC DESPOT-ism ..
DIVIDE and CONQUER …
DEMAGOGUERY … (misleading … manipulating … the masses)
“NANNY STATE” … PICKING “WINNERS and LOSERS”
EQUALITY in MISERY … LEVEL-ed LOW …
An “Ethic” of ENVY … ENFORCED
COVET … CONTROL … CONQUER … (subsistence … subjugation … serfdom)
DEMON-ization (divide and conquer)
“PRIVILEGE” (old) = PREJUDICE (new)
SOCIAL JUSTICE … IN-justice …
FLEECE the SHEEP … PERSECUTE the SHEEP-DOGS … PROTECT the WOLVES …
ECONOMICS … the LOGIC of LESS
IDOL of EQUALITY …
PSEUDO-(civic) RELIGION …
GREEN ENERGY – The PERFECT SCAM