Another consequence of minimum wage legislation:

If McDonald’s is forced to pay more for labor, they’ll have to cut costs elsewhere, such as by reducing the quality of their food.

Are you sure you want your junk food to be even worse than it is now?

“In 1950, it was decided that Jane and Joe Public could not handle the truth…, and should focus on more important things, like paying taxes.” — Monsters vs. Aliens

A more feudalist — and evil — sentiment has rarely been expressed.

“If it is true that government derives its authority from God and is entrusted by Providence to act as the guardian of the ignorant and stupid populace, then it is certainly its task to regiment every aspect of the subject’s conduct. The God-sent ruler knows better what is good for his wards than they do themselves.” (HA, 733)

But muh totalitarian bureaucracy!

One can be a fanatical anything but not a libertarian. I mean, can one “fanatically” want to leave people alone to live their own lives in peace?

Not that fraternal correction and setting one’s own incentives are not useful, but surely it cannot be said of libertarians that their

“revulsion from an unwanted self, and the impulse to forget it, mask it, slough it off, and lose it, produce both a readiness to sacrifice the self and a willingness to dissolve it by losing one’s individual distinctness in a compact collective whole.” (Hoffer, True Believer, §43)

If the people were paid to build prisons for themselves and dig their own graves (and then perhaps fill them back up?), then this would create jobs.

Keynes to the rescue! The government can create useful jobs by paying people to destroy its nuclear bombs, tanks, and death ships.

Loreena McKennitt is probably the worst singer I’ve ever heard. She thinks singing indistinctly so that you can’t understand a single word of the lyrics is a virtue.

Perhaps she finds this technique “more melodic.” Meh.