Centrifugal Souls

In the past couple of years, I have to admit that I have only partially been paying attention to politics and societal “problems.”  So much of the conversation that surrounds it is so disingenuous and vapid, that any attention paid seems like a waste of time to me.  There’s nothing foundational ever considered and so…

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;…

Who Rules?

One of my favorite movies back in High School was Billy Madison (I’ve grown up a tad since then, don’t worry) – a silly, juvenile story about a rich kid who tries to save his dad’s company from falling into bad hands by finally growing up (in this case, “growing up” is a term used…

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…