A few notables floating around… I read a book about the VA recommended by a cousin. The book raved about how great the system was, and how we should socialize all medicine for the same reasons the VA works. Sounds like people are backpedaling from those types of generalizations now.But I did ask my cousin…Details
After things like this, he deserves a talking to… Rothbard? It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in…Details
The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.
Your lecture of the week this week is the late Milton Friedman’s son David (famous in his own right, but whatever), giving examples of circumstances under which libertarianism can be very hard to justify. Everyone pursuing the ideology should give this one a listen:
Cherub – Doses & Mimosas
Thought experiment about income inequality: Let’s take as a given the idea that income (or wealth) distribution follows a Mandelbrotian distribution, not a normal (Gaussian) distribution. If this is true, create a set of 350 million variables and randomly distribute an amount of dollars to each variable, with a total of (X) number of dollars…Details