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About the author: Markus is one of the last remaining classical liberal conservatives. Sadly, he was horribly disfigured in an accident involving a man-made gene-manipulating virus. Now lives a secluded life with his wife in a remote villa in the area around Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Fantasy Island, for Libertarians


After getting media attention with his project to get college students to switch their studies for the founding of their own company, PayPal founder Peter Thiel has now found another way to burn money for his ideals.

Man-made Libertarian nations are to rise up from the ocean surface and provide a haven for those who are sick ‘n tired of government interfering with almost every aspect of their lives. Thiel supports the project with $1.25 million.

Source: yahoo

Keynes and Hayek debating current economic policy

John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek debated in april this year if economic stimulus actually was a good idea. With economies slowing down and the US fearing a second recession, the answer is becoming clearer than ever.

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Feeling poor? there’s a fix for that

kootbie-tegenpartij1As early as 2004, yes, over seven years ago, two scientists using the magic of emprical evidence figured out how anyone can get rich, or at least feel rich. Want to know how you can add the experience of earning tens of thousands of dollars/euros extra per year to your life? The answer is simple:

Have more sex

Professors David Blanchflower and Andrew Oswald found that increasing sex from once a month to once a week is equivalent to the amount of happiness that $50.000 extra above the average salary adds to your life. Go from single to married, and you can add an extra $100,000 to your income.

That should make one wonder: why do most countries provide a minimum income and not a minimum amount of sex to its citizens?

Source: WebMD, read the full article here.

Meanwhile, in Switzerland…

Unemployment is high. But there is also good news.