Transgender Activist Backlash

And now this: You can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you use

This is the government as sovereign, threatening “civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct” if people don’t speak the way the government tells them to speak.

How is it not obvious that this is straight out of 1984? The gov used words to reform cognitive thinking.

I would refuse to call someone “ze” or “hir” or anything other than their born gender out of PRINCIPLE against this policy.

The more you push to brainwash the public when it comes to gender, which the science still does not show what transgender activists want people to believe, the more pushback you will get. And hitting people with their pocketbooks for not adhering to a political movement’s demands is completely against everything that this country was founded on.

This is the backlash: you are the gender you were born with. You got a dick? You’re a man. You got a vagina? You’re a woman. You’ve got a mutilated penis or vagina because your genes are fucked up and don’t play well with testosterone or estrogen (intersex)? You’re whatever your genetic results are.

Everything else is neither ze nor hir.


Amazon Beer Acai Stout

This is the first blog entry from a good friend who has decided to start writing about beverages from an economist’s perspective.

An Economist Drinks


Thought I’d start off the blog with a special brew.  This is Amazon Beer’s Acai Stout.

I purchased this beer last year on my trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Beer in Brazil is utterly dominated Brahma and Skol, representing about 98% of the market, and the slack is made up of various import macro brews (Heineken was particularly popular).  This is largely due to political regimes that see fit to protect entrenched industries against competition.  This industrial policy is an extension of Brazil’s generally incoherent idea about how to provide social welfare.  Since I visited Brazil, the political fortunes of the country have largely gone down the tubes, and inflation is much higher and increasing.  However, the alcohol laws in Brazil (or at least Sao Paulo) are very lax.  There is no liquor licensing system, and in most placed alcohol can be consumed in the streets.

Brazil’s craft brewing industry is…

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