US teacher’s union prioritizes “white fragility” over children’s education

Here’s our Friday roll up of the most bizarre stories we’re following this week.

Mom can’t sue cop who accidentally shot her child


On July 10, 2014, a Sheriff's Deputy from a rural county in southern Georgia was in pursuit of a suspect when he wandered onto the property of[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 19, 2019
  • Sovereign Valley Farm

Living like a Hollywood king in Bangkok, Thailand

The first time I met Steven Seagal, it was in the lobby of a posh hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

He came downstairs sharply dressed, complete with his yellow-tinged ‘Tony Stark’ sunglasses, ready to hit the nightclubs for the evening.

My friend Adam introduced us. Steven bowed to me,[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 18, 2019
  • Sovereign Valley Farm

Insanity: Now even JUNK bonds have NEGATIVE yields

75 years ago this month, a group of 744 delegates from around the world gathered at the very posh Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire to build a brand new global financial system.

The year was 1944. World War II was still raging in Europe and the Pacific.

[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 16, 2019
  • Santiago

Congress courageously sticks US taxpayers with a $6 trillion liability

There seems to be an unwritten rule with lawmakers that, every time they create a terrible piece of legislation, they give it the most noble-sounding name.

The USA PATRIOT Act from 2001 was a great example. It sounds great. Who wouldn’t love a law named for Patriots?

And[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 15, 2019
  • Santiago

British schoolteachers want price controls for vacation packages

Here’s our weekly roll-up of the most absurd and concerning articles we came across this week from both sides of the Atlantic.

8th grader gets 3-week suspension for picture of airsoft gun


Airsoft guns are toy guns which shoot little plastic BBs.

As long as kids are wearing safety[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 12, 2019
  • Bangkok

This may be your last chance to take advantage of Puerto Rico’s best tax benefits

Imagine a place where you could spend all day sitting on a beautiful beach, sipping piña coladas, mingle with some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet, and not pay any taxes…

It’s the classic dream of the offshore tax paradise. Unfortunately, that dream is largely dead due[...]
  • Simon Black
  • July 10, 2019
  • Bangkok