Archive for July, 2006
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, it appears, may be stripped of his victory. The International Olympic Committee laboratory at Ch
Floyd Landis, the Tour winner, has tested positive for steroids. Landis’ team, currently sponsored by Swiss hearing-aid company Phonak, announced earlier Thursday that a test of the champion cyclist’s blood was positive for high testosterone following his stunning victory in the Tour’s 17th stage. Landis’ sample showed ”an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone” when he was [...]
My new article is up at LewRockwell.com: Wine, Glorious Wine, a co-write with Eric Englund.
The Ohio Supreme Court came down on the libertarian side in the Norwood case: The city of Norwood had taken the property of three property owners who refused to sell to a slimeball developer – with the powers of the state behind him – who thought he had bought his way to the finish line. [...]
I like Kinsella’s baby quote. One thing I’ll never forget is my husband’s nephew’s memorable words, when he was five. Now this was a time when he had 4 older sisters (two of them teenagers) from whom he learned phrases, words, teenage slang, etc. Little Davie thought he’d help out Dear Uncle, and take out [...]
Oh geez. Kay S. Hymowitz on the wisdom of menopause, desperate grandmas, the “F-You Fifties,” and fooling Mother Nature.
On Mises.org today, Michael Rozeff uses von Mises to stop the Randians in their tracks with their ceaseless and absurd use of the word “irrational.” Within the Misesian praxeological framework, Rozeff explains how Mises pointed out that only an arbitrary judgment of value can deem an action “irrational,” otherwise man simply errs in selecting and [...]
Author Richard G. Williams, Jr., a scholar of the War of Northern Aggression, sent me this promo of his new book: In 1856, a dramatic religious revival swept through the sleepy Blue Ridge mountain village of Lexington, Virginia. Scores were converted. The revival left additional consequences in its wake: a prayer warrior who suffered a [...]
With headlines like this, methinks yes: Bubbles caused by cheap cash menace world economy. The article is quite Austrian sympathetic and highly skeptical of managed central banking and inflated asset values. A great quote is provided: “”Every time you inflate a bubble with cheap money, you trash someone’s balance sheet.” Bingo.
It’s amazing that this man won the Tour de France. Riding for Phonak, Landis did the near-impossible. He won the Tour in spite of a need for a hip replacement, likely keeping him away from next year’s Tour. Remarkably, “on the following day’s Stage 17, Landis stunned the cycling world with a 120 km solo [...]