Please Tell Me … 

… how can anyone call themselves a Christian and still advocate for socialist and humanist ideas? (Specifically: limitation of freedom of religion, speech, private property rights; redistribution of wealth; creation/expansion of tariffs and other intrusions into free trade; creation/expansion of the welfare state; lack of support for traditional institutions like marriage, sex and the family;…

Is Deflation a Concern?

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the…

16-fold

Let us pretend that you have had cable television for about fifteen years (since 1999). The first year that you had it, you paid $50/mo for 100 channels. The next year the cost went up to $55 for those same 100 channels, but you thought, “Well, I’ve really enjoyed watching (American) football on ESPN and…

The Economic Square Dance

Have you ever danced a western-style square dance with a caller barking out instructions? I never have (mostly because I am absolutely certain that with my lack of rhythm I would make things dangerous for the other dancers), but I have watched it a couple of times and am always amazed that the dancers can…