Archive for August, 2007

Women & Their Harleys

Thursday, August 30, 2007 23:12 Comments Off

I love this gal’s comment: I wanted to be independent, do my own thing,

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Exploring American History

Thursday, August 30, 2007 19:53 Comments Off

A reference series for which I wrote a few essays is now available. Exploring American History, a reference series published by Marshall Cavendish, is broken up by topic. I did “Thomas Paine,” “The Stamp Act,” “Roger Williams,” and “Mercantilism and Colonial Economies.”

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Ron Paul is All Wet. And Sarbanes-Oxley is, Uhh, I Dunno.

Monday, August 27, 2007 21:49 Comments Off

Or so says someone on The New Centrist blog. I am left somewhat confused by this man’s post. Clearly, he doesn’t understand Ron Paul and his ideology. Mr. Middle-of-the-Road’er refers to Ron Paul’s supporters as the “Paulistas.” Ok, fair enough – sometimes things are going somewhat overboard, IMHO. But then he sees a Pon Paul [...]

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Burning Flags Property for Freedom

Friday, August 24, 2007 17:03 Comments Off

Jeff Tucker makes a comment on the Mises blog regarding someone on ZDNet who said that the Mises Institute is the “flag carrier for official libertarianism.” His snappy comment is that “of course if you own the flag, you can burn it.” Point well taken. The whole notion of ignoring property rights in favor of [...]

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Government Can Assess and Quell Fears

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 21:26 Comments Off

At work the other day, I tortured myself by listening to Bloomberg on satellite and watching some Bubblevision (CNBC) overhead. I call it “stupidity in stereo.” The commentators can’t contain their enthusiasm regarding the ‘genius’ of the Fed’s latest move (lowering the discount rate). The Morning Bubblehead on Bloomberg asked, “To the extent that this [...]

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Black Warmongers and Pseudo-Conservatives

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 20:57 Comments Off

In the Global Politician, Elizabeth Wright quotes my article on Thomas Sowell as war shill for the state. A wonderful piece by Elizabeth, who has been circulating her radical ideas on the Internet as long as I can remember.

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Austrian Economics Hour on Bloomberg Radio?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 18:05 Comments Off

I swear, whenever the markets are facing crisis, the mainstream chatterboxes on financial TV and radio finally see it as appropriate to listen to what the “contrarians” have to say. (Contrarian – as in someone who sees fit to think something other than the acceptable Bubblevision customs.) So, while the Bubbleheads obsess on the current [...]

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War Isn’t Hell

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 14:53 Comments Off

On a M*A*S*H rerun last night: Someone: “War is hell.” Hawkeye Pierce: “Bull. War is war and Hell is hell. Between the two, war is worse. Innocent bystanders don’t go to hell.”

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Bank Run at Countrywide

Friday, August 17, 2007 21:04 Comments Off

Nothing like a good, old-fashioned bank run. Anxious customers jammed the phone lines and Web site of Countrywide Bank and crowded its branch offices to pull out their savings because of concerns about the financial problems of the mortgage lender that owns the bank. Countrywide Financial Corp., the biggest home-loan company in the United States, [...]

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Doom-and-Gloom Charting

Thursday, August 16, 2007 20:18 Comments Off

The personal savings trend. If this weren’t so damn sad, it’d be funny.

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