In Pursuit of Virtue (03/05/11)

Let’s play good/bad… Good: absolute poverty has decreased significantly in this country since the 1970s, and it is possible to even further anti-poverty without involving the government. Bad: people refuse to believe it, are ingrained with the idea that we need the government to redistribute the wealth, and are certain that the state needs to…

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Mutliculturalism & Tolerance

Multiculturalism is a failed theory, precisely because relativism breaks down when we encounter intolerant societies: “Tolerance” is similar. We do not tolerate wrong answers in math. We do not tolerate failed sciences. The word itself is a facade that means “you must accept what I believe is true, but I need not accept what you…

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In Pursuit of Virtue (02-22-11 Edition)

Oh-so-many notable happenings in the past week… Huckabee isn’t someone I agree with often. But if you believe that a fertilized embryo is a human being, as I do, abortion IS the number one issue on the political landscape. No other political talking point has claimed over 50 million lives since 1979. It is not…

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My Least Favorite Thing to Do…

is making predictions. I can make judgments about the past or the way things are now, but the future is beyond all of us. When it comes to economics, that is doubly true, for men that spend their entire careers in the discipline did not see the housing bubble coming (The Austrian School did though…).…

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+ “To whom does war bring prosperity? Not to the solider who for the munificent compensation for $16 per month shoulders his musket and goes into the trench, there to shed his blood and to die if necessary; not to the broken-hearted widow who waits for the return of the mangled body of her husband;…

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