Liberty Camp question: Are you a criminal?

Monday, 29 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime | 5 Comments »

Today I discussed crime and punishment in my groups, pointing out the difference between moral crimes and crimes in law, and then offering also the suggestion that a change from a punishment model of crime control to one based around ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 3

Sunday, 7 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 14 Comments »

On Friday I had a 9am appointment at the US Embassy with the Consul to move ahead with my renunciation of US citizenship. The Consul, an affable man about my age, did his duty. He made certain all the forms were ...

Gold bugs contra price manipulation, in the UAE

Monday, 17 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 5 Comments »

This is fascinating, from A buyer who asked not to be named said: "The price of gold prompted me to visit the Gold Souq in Sharjah. However, most retailers claimed they were sold out. Outlets where gold was available were ...

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Saturday, 13 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 7 Comments »

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Parsing the politicization of childbirth

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics, people | 4 Comments »

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with the backing of the American Medical Association, loves mothers. They love babies, too. Of course, everyone loves babies, right? In the spirit of doing only the best things possible for mothers and babies, ...

Electroshock torture new penalty for expired tag?

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, torture | Comments Off on Electroshock torture new penalty for expired tag?

Ah it's great how a victimless status crime such as driving with an expired license plate can lead to electroshock torture these days. Didn't pay your tax on time? Ride the taser. Sure, the officer wasn't "adequately trained in the ...
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