In Pursuit of Virtue – January Edition

Here are a few articles I have collected that are worthy of a click’n’read (I added a few sites in “Links” as well)… Time, yet again for the annual story I have posted for three years around this time: Army says “no more tanks”; Congress says “Oh, you’re gonna have more tanks, all right.” We…

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Kafka’s “The Trial” Is Our Reality

An amazing and prescient column appeared yesterday on several outlets, originally posted here. I would highly recommend, if you have not read or seen Kafka’s The Trial, to do so. In the meantime, here is a taste: There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the…

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Revealing Public Debt & Trade Deficit

Last week on ZH, a column noted what the truth of our $222 trillion unfunded liabilities + debt really means. I have never heard it put so eloquently as this: If the end of history were at hand, the dollar, the Fed and federal finances would have nothing to worry about. But between history and…

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Momentum Drives What We Like

I have thought for a long time that momentum drives the support of the population. Whether it be a political candidate, a popular song, a philosophical principle, or a restaurant, once momentum is achieved, people will glom onto a cause merely because others like it. We obviously see this in the political arena (Obama’s 39%…

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