Spain Has No Government For 10 Months – Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%

We are continually told that every country must have an activist government. No economy nor society can be allowed to just bumble along by itself, the firm smack of political control is necessary for the world to continue to turn on its axis. This is not really what the empirical evidence tells us of course.

Source: Spain Has No Government For 10 Months – Economy Grows, Unemployment Falls To 18.9%

Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It | Mises Wire

In contrast to dire predictions of chaos, everything is proceeding smoothly and some Spaniards are learning a valuable lesson about the resilience of society when left to its own (voluntary) devices. The lesson has been pithily summed up by Felix Pastor, a language teacher, who states:

No government, no thieves.

https://mises.org/blog/spain-without-national-government-%E2%80%94-and-spaniards-are-digging-it

Ford’s Free Market Recycling

Agave plant fibers can be used as storage bins, wiring harnesses and other car parts

Source: Jose Cuervo could help lighten up Fords

The Detroit news has an interesting article about how The Ford Motor Company is working with Jose Cuervo to find ways to use the leftover agave fibers in the production of automobiles. 

Ford has a long history of recycling, dating back at least to the 1920’s when Ford began to turn wood scraps from the Model T assembly line into charcoal briquettes. These briquettes were first sold under the name Ford Charcoal, before the brand changed to Kingsford. 

Today, Ford incorporates several recyclable products into its production process, including old clothing, tomato skins, and recycled plastics. 

Why do they do this if there are no laws requiring them to find ways to use distillery garbage? They do it simply because they are “greedy capitalists” focused on “evil profits”.

Brazilian Residents Build Bridge That Costs 54 Times Less Than Mayor’s Proposal

FootbridgeWhy is the idea that we need the state to act as a middleman in construction projects never questioned?

These Brazilians got tired of waiting 20 years for the state to build a bridge between their 2 towns and did it themselves. They also built it for 54 times less than the state’s proposal.

Source: Brazilian Residents Build Bridge That Costs 54 Times Less Than Mayor’s Proposal