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Baby Carrots

One of the chief attractions of power to many people is the way that they can lean on their authority and no longer have to think about ways that they need to appeal to what others want. Most of us … Continue reading

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Run Over From Both Sides

Yesterday I wrote a praise of the unpopular middleman and discussed some of the ways that brokers served essential roles in a world full of imperfect information and imperfect correspondence between those who want what others have to offer and … Continue reading

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No Matter How The Dice Roll, Someone Else Always Gets To Call The Number

Is Drake a fan of the Bee Gees? We know, for example, that the Bee Gees were fans of the Beatles, enough to be a part of a pretty terrible movie made from one of their concept albums. One of … Continue reading

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On The Sorrows Of The Rentier Class

One of the irritations that has to be endured in the contemporary world is frequently having to listen to clueless leftists complain about capitalism when it comes to the behavior of companies like Billboard and their anticompetitive policies towards those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways To Think Like A 21st Century Economist, by Kate Raworth This is a book that is not completely worthless, and that is probably the highest praise that I can give it. What is good and true … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wilhelm Ropke

Wilhelm Ropke:  Swiss Localist, Global Economist, by John Zmirak Recently I made a purchase of a handful of books written by an internet acquaintance of mine [1], and this was the first one of them that I got around to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt:  The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber Now, in reading this book I had an advantage or disadvantage in that I already knew something about the author’s viewpoints from having read another book of his and already knowing that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Papal Economics

Papal Economics:  The Catholic Church On Democratic Capitalism, by Maciej Zieba Determining the papal views of anything political or economical is frequently a task that brings out the views of the writer more than the views of the pope.  When … Continue reading

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Book Review: For Good And Evil

For Good And Evil:  The Impact Of Taxes On The Course Of Civilization, by Charles Adams Even without knowing the author in person, this book gives a good idea of what he would be like.  He’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Economics Of The Free Society

Economics Of The Free Society, by Wilhelm Ropke One of the fascinating aspects of Wilhelm Ropke, a somewhat unjustly obscure economist in the present world, is that he explored the economic basis of the free society and spent a great … Continue reading

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