Archive for September, 2003
There has been an interesting blogfest on the LewRockwell.com blog on “bullying.” I thought I’d post my comment on my blog too. I am so surprised how some people can blow off aggression between kids as being a non-issue, and think of it in an antiquated fashion such as “Hey, just teach your kid to [...]
Just thinkin’ about divorce and how Catholics approach it. At the risk of being shouted down as a heretic to my Catholic Church, I’ll post this. I’m going to stay real simplistic, almost too simplistic, and not get into all of the Catholic doctrine, because we all know and understand that stuff. Most of us [...]
Humanitas Journal has a very complete book review of The Authoritarian Secularism of John Stuart Mill by Linda C. Raeder. Review by George Carey.
I am pulling for the Hoiles family, but it’s unlikely they will outbid the corporate giants like Gannett and MediaNews Group. The Orange County Register was formerly the most libertarian newspaper in America.
Austrian Economist Roger Garrison recalls a great Rothbard story on sunk costs: “Some people forget the Rothbard corollary to the sunk-cost doctrine. Years ago, I was a member of a dinner party during a Mont Pelerin meeting in Brussels. We decided to dine at what turned out to be a half-star restaurant. As I remember, [...]
A reader, Charles A. Burris, send me this great note: A TALE OF TWO ECONOMISTS The first week in March of 1926 saw the birth in New York City of two incredible individuals who would make their dramatic impact on the political and economic destiny of the world. Both were born to middle class Jewish [...]
In my CD collection, my 50s and 60s CD collection alone (pop, R&B, Soul, surf, instrumental, Hit Parade) probably numbers about 600-700. In terms of charted pop music, I am interested mainly in that which charted from #25 – #100, and in addition, those great songs that never charted. Oldies radio absolutely stinks nowadays. How [...]
It’s a Sunday — who wants hardcore politics today? I got three new CDs the other day. Somebody (Sony) ony finally put out a nice, but not-too-big Miles Davis mini-retrospective, spanning most of the labels he recorded for. Also, I bought the new, 2-CD Sam Cooke compilation that covers his career from 1951-1964, and even [...]
Fall is here. Well, at least it has come to Michigan. We’re expecting highs in the 40s this week – already. Yikes! I love fall in the Midwest, but I hate to see summer end. But you haven’t experienced a perfect autumn until you’ve experienced a Midwest (or Northeast) autumn. Here in Michigan, we have [...]