Best of the Nevada blogosphere featuring Mitchell and Fellner
One of the best parts of blogging is reading other bloggers here in Nevada and finding out their takes on current issues.
In what I plan to make a weekly feature here at Write on Nevada, I’d like share my favorite blog posts of the week and why. Below that I’m going to post a list of all the center-right blogs in Nevada that I know of.
Without further ado, the inaugural “Best of the Nevada blogosphere” awards go to Thomas Mitchell at 4th St8 and Robert Fellner at Grim’s Grumblings.
- It is not how much water, but how much it will cost, by Thomas Mitchell at 4th St8.
What it’s about and why it’s a great post: It’s about the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s attempts to take water from Northern Nevada and bring it to Southern Nevada. I don’t know very much about this issue, but Mitchell includes a fact about cost that made my jaw drop.
The money line: “As the SNWA’s own study admits, water rates in Las Vegas would at least triple if the groundwater is tapped and piped south.”
- On monopolies and getting your fair share, by Robert Fellner at Grim’s Grumblings.
What it’s about and why it’s a great post: In September 2011, Fellner declared that the UFC’s success had made it a “monopoly” (not in a bad sense) and sarcastically predicted that “[a]ll we are waiting for now is the US anti-trust division to break up this giant consumer-hating monopoly and the story will be complete!
And though and behold, that’s exactly what’s happening. And it gives Fellner a chance to pen an eloquent and stirring defense of property rights and why you don’t lose your property rights as you earn wealth. A great post.
The money line: “The tens of thousands of current or prospective UFC fighters are a tangible example of the increase in the quality of life and available opportunities that the UFC has created. Let us not punish such a feat! Let us certainly not pretend there is anything moral or just about using the inherently unfair method of government force to do so.”
If you’d like to have me include your blog in the list below, leave a link in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (I know I’m missing many blogs, so send them my way.) Here are my criteria for including a blog.
- It’s a center-right blog on policy or political issues.
- It’s active. It’s not a blog if you haven’t written on it in several months.
- I know about it. If I’m not including your blog, please let me know about it in the comments or shoot me an email, email@example.com.
Here’s my current list of center-right blogs in Nevada. Check them out and leave a comment or two!
The Complete Las Vegan
Kickin’ Up Dust (Nevada Farm Bureau blog)
The Libertarian Popinjay
Nevada News and Views
Reno Hayek Symposium
The Western Wrangler