+ The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has to-day all the exhilaration of a vice. Moral truisms have been so much disputed that they have begun to sparkle like so many brilliant paradoxes. And especially (in this age of egoistic idealism) there is about one who defends humility something inexpressibly rakish. –…Details
+ Politics and economics are not just different. They are antagonistic. The basic premise of economics is scarcity: There is never enough to satisfy everybody. That means there is no free lunch, no “solutions,” only trade-offs. Politics is all forms of “solutions.” There are free lunches for every voting bloc. The name of the game…Details
Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.
Tomorrow the blog won’t be updated, but I have some things of interest for the next few days, so STAY TUNED… (plus, you have a lecture to keep you busy)
Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist.
Peace treaties are meaningless if you are the stronger one and if you force your neighbor to sign a treaty to avoid greater evil; then he signs in the same way as a person who surrenders his purse to a brigand who points his pistol at his throat.
– Francois Fénélon de la Mothe