Art and Culture, Economic Education, Economic Theory

Good Riddance to “Basic Life Skills”

– May 22, 2020

“We are able to lead fuller and richer lives thanks to the global division of labor, and the “basic” life skills about which so many people fret are, it turns out, not so basic after all.” ~ Art Carden

Art and Culture, Authoritarianism

Masked Lockdowns are UnAmerican

– May 19, 2020

Americans don’t quarantine out of fear of viruses, nor do these rugged individualists uniformly don masks to protect themselves. Instead, Americans are the solution to whatever the problem is; always too busy and productive to be held back by shelter-in-place orders and fears of N-95 shortages.

Art and Culture

This Short Video Replaces a Month’s Worth of News

– April 27, 2020

This post appears in the interest of the general principle that no one can be always serious all the time. What you have here is an example of the brilliance and creativity of decentralize media. And it does serve as a viable replacement for a full month of news.

Art and Culture, Economic History

Herbert Spencer on Equal Liberty and the Free Society

– April 24, 2020

The world in which we presently live, unfortunately, demonstrates that we are still far from fully being those human beings developed in their character and senses of right and wrong to properly understand and defend our own freedom and that of others, as well.

Art and Culture

The Idiocracy Experiment

– April 18, 2020

While a few courageous governors have refused to order lockdowns or massive business closures, most Americans remain locked in what appears to be a giant Milgram experiment testing how far they are willing to go down an increasingly irrational path, egged on by authority figures whose unconstitutional dictates need not be followed.

Art and Culture

Bounty Hunters and Privateers in The Mandalorian

– March 30, 2020

Even if we had put bounties of billions on the heads of Osama bin Laden and his henchmen, we likely could have gotten a similar result at a much lower cost than the trillions we have spent on war since 9/11/01. I suspect there would have been a lot less collateral damage.