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The Will, The Word, and The Heart

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” – St. Augustine “This is the very perfection … Continue reading

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Is Now The Time for Kim?

“The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.” – Kim Il Sung Tensions have been mounting on the Korean peninsula of late. Shortly after having bombed the Assad regime … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life … If You Have Rights to Other People’s Stuff

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” – Clarence, It’s A Wonderful Life “Gold is money, everything else is credit” – J. P. Morgan The … Continue reading

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An Irresponsible Gambit for Faithless Electors

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller Months before the election I was riding down the road with a coworker on … Continue reading

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The Anti-Fragile Politics of Trump vs Clinton

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Prov 27:17 “Better is open rebuke than hidden love.” – Prov 27:5 I was scrolling through the twitter feed not that long ago and saw something from Nicholas Taleb about … Continue reading

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Setting Modest Goals for a Trump Presidency

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight David Eisenhower I’ve seen quite a bit of banter since the election about the way things will be … Continue reading

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Violent Charity and the Trouble With Minimum Tips

“People who can’t imagine order without imposition always end up favoring power over liberty.” – Jeffrey Tucker I had a conversation with a friend not too long ago about the nature of violence in taxation, and how that violence stood … Continue reading

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