Archive for October, 2004
Just like Google.
Camille is for Kerry. Jesse Walker hopes Kerry wins. The whole LewRockwell.com blog – it seems – is pulling for Kerry. I’ve blogged on that here and here. The opportunity costs are too great to re-write a complete column with a rundown of all the reasons why, but, I will faithfully say that on election [...]
Eminem joins the anti-Bush fray. The largely animated video begins with a suited Eminem reading “My Pet Goat” upside down to a classroom full of children. Moments later, however, Eminem shifts from his usual mode of sarcastic critique to lyrics reflecting sincere political passion. We see him shadowboxing in front of a wall plastered with [...]
Did anyone notice the great Halloween costume the Google logo is wearing?
This month, I finally got to see the Charles Sheeler photography exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. For those who aren’t familiar, Sheeler’s work was quite often along the lines of industry, and most notably, the famed and fabulous Ford Rouge plant here in Southeastern Michigan. In the fall of 1927 Charles Sheeler was [...]
To claim that Smith’s Wealth of Nations (WN) is grounded on the assumption that people inevitably act out of self-interest, and to imply that the book’s major contribution grows out of that assumption, is to misread it severely. Everything Smith says about the importance of self-interest is quite humdrum, for his day: he rejects Mandeville’s [...]
In studying and courting info on mediaval natural law, I came up with this nonsense: Mises criticism of the difficulty of economic calculation under socialism is true but irrelevant. No doubt the central plan was full of defects, but the Soviet economy did fine despite the central plan. The economy only began to falter when [...]
(Thanks to Kit for pic.)
I hate to disappoint the Cult of Lincoln, but, of course, Lincoln was likely gay. a forthcoming book by the late Dr. C.A. Tripp
There are at least 700 books in my English department office. There are another 200 stashed in filing cabinets in the hallway. In my home office I estimate there are more than 2,000 on the shelves and another 300 in a pile on the floor. There are about 400 books on cooking and gardening in [...]