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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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Calexit – Everyone Has Principles When It Goes Horribly Wrong

“Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism” – Ludwig Von Mises I’ve seen quite a bit of post-election hand-wringing by the California Left over the notion of “Calexit” – California’s proposed secession from the union. We don’t want to … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air over the Eccles Building

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau Last week the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC) held … Continue reading

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