Sunday, June 7, 2009


I am pretty tired of politics, after following today's European Parliament elections...

Sign: "Vallokal" ("Election building" in Swedish.)
[Editor's comment: Do you see the shadow of the photographer?! ;)]

I didn't know if I should bother to cast my vote, but I ended up voting for Libertas.

From Michael Seaver's article, One party for all of Europe? Libertas debuts in EU Parliament election:

Libertas has suggested streamlining the vast number of regulations and laws that are passed in the European Parliament. It is proposing a "two-for-one" rule, so that for every law that politicians want to introduce, they have to produce two existing, unnecessary regulations for deletion. These new laws would be introduced for a fixed term, and any not reviewed during that term would automatically be deleted. (June 3, 2009,

Before the election I went to EU Profiler site and went through a sample of questions in order to "discover my position in the political landscape." As often with these kind of tests, you could end up with the "wrong" party. I got the result that I should vote for the Swedish "pirates" on a local level and "Free Citizens' Party" if I have lived in Czech Republic.

A positive thing with America is that you don't have to pay too much attention to politics. I must state for the record that I think America is still the freest country in the world, overall, and I want to live a daily life with a surrounding of a positive sense-of-life.

Morris the cat is wondering if you have watched Peter-No-Tail in Americat.

The movie is mainly about what happens to someone from another country who is not used to the life in a big city. Nevertheless, Peter-No-Tail is still a kind-hearted cat to everyone even if the other cats are not nice to him. Everything seems possible in America, even the prospect of finally having a proper tail and a sweetheart to call one's own. ( / Wikipedia, 2008.)

Now comes the quest to find the "optimal" place in the United States of America. Where do you think that I would fit the best? I have lived in New England (Manchester, New Hampshire) and in the Midwest (Troy, Ohio). I will start to get updates from these places, but I am also interested to explore new areas. I am open to relocate to different places during time. I want to learn more about the following "stuff" for different places:

  • Job market
  • Small business climate
  • Tax situation and economy
  • Local politics
  • Culture and history
  • Good life activities
  • Transportation conditions and infrastructure
  • Weather climate

I look forward to hear from you!


  1. Anonymous1:40 PM

    You might find the U.S Economic Freedom Index helpfull. Click the link that says "read pdf here"

    Dr. Eric Daniels, the Objectivist history professor contributed to this study.

  2. Jonathan Aikin,

    Thank you very much for the link to the report. I will study it in detail. Good premises with your studies at St. John's College! I will follow your Logos blog.

    How are things in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

    All the Best,

    Martin Lindeskog