Entries Tagged as 'Economics'

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Reflections On My Strengthsfinder Top Themes

greater than the some of its parts. I like the analogy of a lung for how my strengths work together. My Learner and Input strengths serve as the “inhale” phase of breathing. I take in information; I learn new skills; I make mistakes and learn from them; I fit the new information in with my existing knowledge and make connections. My Input and Strategic strengths really work well together as I try to make sense of what I’m learning. I’m never learning in isolation.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Coming out of the closet . . . as an anarchist

If you follow me on social media, have read several other posts on this blog, or are friends with me on Facebook, perhaps you’ve seen some of my posts and began to wonder.  Is he, you know, one of those? Well let me confirm your fears: I am an anarchist. Unlike other closets, coming out […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

How the state ruins everything: Regulations

All Americans have been bombarded with the narrative from about the time they could talk: there are evil businessmen out there everywhere, so we need government regulations to protect us from them.  This is taught in various ways at all levels of government schools, and almost as ubiquitous in mainstream entertainment as the regulations themselves.  (When […]

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

How the state ruins everything: Immigration

This post is hopefully a series of posts on how the state ruins everything.  The overriding thesis of this series is that individual people can run and plan their own lives far better than the coercive agency of the state can do it for them, and that whenever government intervenes in any aspect in our […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Polygamy, slavery, and crusaderism

I’m in the midst of following a rather interesting exchange between Thabiti Anyabwile and Doug Wilson regarding Doug’s book Black and Tan, which I read about five years ago, enjoyed and agreed with.  I hyperlinked to the first post of each participant and assume that you are able if interested to follow and navigate to subsequent […]

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

J. Gresham Machen on educational standardization

“Now, I am perfectly ready to admit that standardization in some spheres is a good thing. It is a good thing in the making of Ford cars; but just because it is a good thing in the making of Ford cars, it is a bad thing in the making of human beings, for the reason […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Sermon on Just Weights and Measures, Proverbs 11:1

Today I preached my second sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Proverbs 11:1 and the title of the sermon is “Weights and Measures: Just and Unjust.”  In it I deal with such issues as honest business dealings, fraud, fiat money, and a basic overview of Christian economics. Feel free to listen […]

Friday, November 12th, 2010

“Uncle Eric’s” financial regulation

“I submit that the financial industry only needs one regulation of four words: ‘Thou shalt not steal.’” -Richard Maybury, author of the wonderful Uncle Eric books and the Early Warning Report. http://www.youtube.com/user/RichardMaybury#p/u/10/AqEmEjYuT1s (Quote begins at 6:49)

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

“Prepare to get schooled in my Austrian perspective”

I’ve been listening to several lectures at the mises.org page on youtube lately.  They just posted a lecture by John Papola, co-creator of the Keynes vs. Hayek rap.  I would highly recommend the lecture and the rap.  The rap is really well done, and a great way to popularize the Austrian theory of the business […]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

You Don’t Have to Put on the Red Light

“No, Mr. Green. Communism is just a red herring. Like all members of the oldest profession, I’m a capitalist.” -Miss Scarlet, Clue (1986) If something is inherently capitalistic in nature does that make it inherently good? Perhaps I was a bit hasty in characterizing Walter Block as a very persuasive debater in my introductory post […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Walter Block’s Defending the Undefendable: Introduction

I first heard of the book Defending the Undefendable by Dr. Walter Block in late 2007.  The book certainly piqued my curiosity, and I have wanted to read it for a while.  It turns out that this book is available online from the Mises Institute.  I imagine that my interaction with the book will be […]

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

You put the lime in the coconut

If you are not familiar with Harry Nilsson, I cannot recommend him highly enough as a singer/songwriter within the classic rock genre.  One of the tracks from his brilliant album Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) is called “Coconut.”  In this song a woman gets a bellyache from putting the lime in the coconut and drinking them both […]

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Good economic regulations?

Doug Wilson posted a good, quick perspective on economics and how the only thing most of us can do is cultivate a robust sense of humor in this mess.  In the comments section a debate has broken out about regulation.  Since I am limited to 300 words there, I will refute the idea (advanced by […]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The battle rages on…

…for my utter contempt between McCain and Obama.  I was only able to stomach about 35 minutes of this evening’s presidential debate. It was a fiercely contested battle as to who is the most economically ignorant candidate, heavily seasoned with cheap shots toward the other candidate (which, incidentally, were the most truthful portions of the […]