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+ 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. –…

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A Note on Inflation

I can’t find any sources for this, so consider it my own conjecture. I have been asked many times lately why inflation is not worse, and if it disproves what I have been saying about the economy being in dire straits. The answer is “not yet,” and here are a few reasons why: Consumer confidence…

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Define “Insurance”

The definition of insurance is: “A practice by which a company provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment.” Visits to the dentist or doctor for checkups are not something that are included in a risk pool, and as John Stossel notes below, it only pushes the…

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Weekly Reflection – A Tinkerbell God?

Let’s try to refocus this thing. If we are to find virtue, it will be a positive taking, not the mere avoiding of governmental and political vice that is so often the topic of SNV posts. I hope that I can find the time and subject matter to do a reflection every Sunday, and this…

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