Escalante Update

Jaime Escalante, the legendary teacher who inspired the movie “Stand and Deliver” with his precedent-breaking AP courses for Hispanic kids in inner-city Los Angeles almost 30 years ago, is fighting a new battle, this time with cancer. For more on this remarkable teacher, check out the latest Los Angeles Times update. Escalante’s students say he…

Some Friday links you may like!

Here is your Friday link fodder. Cafe Hayek – This is a great economics blog by Don Boudreaux and Russ Roberts, both professors at the George Mason University Department of Economics.  They analyze a policies and decisions from a free-market perspective.  A lot of food for thought here! Healthcare Portal – FreedomKentucky.org just launched a healthcare…

Look out for Uncle Landlord

So the battle rages on in Lexington regarding the UK area housing situation.  The LFUCG planning committee met to discuss the language of a city ordinance this past week.  On the agenda is to refine what the term “family” means in an attempt to regulate how property owners in Lexington can manage their own property.…

Milton Friedman on bad laws

This is a great discussion by Milton Friedman about how bad laws make criminals out of those who seek to do things that are socially advantageous. He uses a great illustration about smugglers (and I imagine that he is talking about Han Solo and Chewbacca…okay, maybe not…) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX3dmmofn18]