Archive for March, 2011

You Are a Prisoner of the State. Always.

Monday, March 28, 2011 21:57 19 Comments

This story is heartbreaking and maddening, and mostly, it demonstrates – with a great deal of clarity – the power of the social services-police state-medical establishment posse, and how this powerful web of totalitarian machinations can take over your family life and children at will. This Detroit mother was all the news last week as [...]

This was posted under category: Totalitarian Government

Atlas Shrugged Trailer

Sunday, March 27, 2011 18:10 5 Comments
This was posted under category: Music/Movies

Gold is a “Ponzi Scheme”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 14:53 8 Comments

CNBC is always good for a laugh or two. Yesterday was no exception. The article, “Gold’s Record Surge – A Rejection of Capitalism?” states that the purchase of gold “means an almost nihilistic rejection of our global market system.” A system of intervention, bailouts, the Federal Reserve purchase of Treasuries, and the devaluation of money is [...]

This was posted under category: gold

Money From Nothing … and Illusions for Free

Monday, March 21, 2011 21:16 1 Comment

A reader, Roman Be, has produced a cool video called “Money for Nothing” – and no, it’s not about Dire Straits.

This was posted under category: Economics

The Essence of Egg and Chicken

Monday, March 21, 2011 21:00 1 Comment

Joel Salatin, farmer, author, and lecturer, uses the story of chicken farming and eggs to tell a story of values, success, and the necessity of writing one’s own legacy that is rife with principles. Joel communicates a great summary of the free market when he says, “If we devote ourselves to sacredness in our vocations, [...]

This was posted under category: Free-Range Life

Suzanne Somers Has Long Defied Conventional Wisdom

Monday, March 21, 2011 20:31 No Comments

My recent post about Suzanne Somers defying the conventional wisdom of the medical establishment generated many positive responses from readers, as well as stories from folks who experienced their own epiphany through sickness or disease. Perhaps Suzanne Somers has been reading LewRockwell.com, my website, the paleo community blogs, or even Gary Taubes? Maybe she does, [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition

Bread, Circuses, and Cocoa Puffs

Friday, March 18, 2011 15:08 6 Comments

One great thing about a bubble economy that promotes infantile attachments is that you never have to grow up and fully assume adult responsibility. Once again, I do not make this stuff up – I only report on the madness of crowds that is the result of people buying into the bubble-inflationary economy that feeds the masses a sense [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

The Emerging Market for Cupcakes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 21:32 2 Comments

This topic just won’t go away. It’s not my fault – really! A Detroit-area company, Just Baked, is going to expand. It is taking its cupcakes to the rest of the nation. As we know, this is a wonderful time for a cupcake bubble. Here is a snippet from another article on the topic: The [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

I Hate Your Next War Already

Sunday, March 13, 2011 18:38 4 Comments

I was at an art show recently in Detroit’s Cass Corridor district. I like these things because they draw a really eclectic-gritty city crowd, including the usual share of old-fangled leftists from the old Detroit Communist League and assorted labour interests. There was a very senior gentleman we came across, and most anyone with a [...]

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Feds and Special Interests at Your Dinner Table

Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:12 4 Comments

It was hard to ignore this headline in Bloomberg Business Week: Soy Takes Its Place at America’s Dinner Table Food companies hope to profit from new federal diet guidelines Can the feds get Americans to trade in a sizzling rib-eye for a soggy block of tofu? It’s a question Kraft Foods (KFT), Kellogg (K), and [...]

This was posted under category: Food Totalitarianism