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- BloodhoundBlog – a national real estate weblog I started and contribute to. Much of the content there will be real estate related, but everything I write is focused on the self, and this is best represented in the longer essays.
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- Where have all the good men gone? You’ll find them where their values are appreciated and admired.
- When the New Left becomes the Old Reich, it’s time to get a gun.
- Going Galt with style: By choosing so admirably, Richard Nikoley sets a good example for us all.
- The perfect life and beautiful death of a gangly little mermaid.
- Celebrating the first year of Man Alive!: There is more to come…
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- @CoyoteBlog I asked a dumb question with an easy answer: Is your business model coercive rent-seeking, crony capitalism? Cum taces clamas. 2 hours ago
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- If @Coyoteblog were as good as his philosophy, he would be denouncing, not empowering, coercive rent-seekers. #tlot facebook.com/greg.swann.18/… 2 days ago
- Hey @Coyoteblog If you knowingly rent a stolen car, what's your culpability? coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/20… coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/20… 2 days ago
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Monthly Archives: March 2009
Reflecting upon the Obamanation: “Love of our brothers? That’s when we learned to hate our brothers for the first time in our lives.”
I’ve been thinking about the disgusting spectacle of millions of Americans presuming to have an opinion about whether or not some AIG employee deserves to be paid a bonus. This was once a country where the idea of minding one’s own business was virtually a sacrament. And then I can’t turn on the television without [...] Continue reading
Victor Davis Hanson: “I’d prefer one gall bladder surgeon to fifty Botox experts, a good Perkins engine mechanic to 1,000 deconstructionists at the MLA, one competent chemist to fifty government attorneys.”
Victor Davis Hanson, a brilliant old Hellenist, here seeming more old than brilliant, wonders, “Who is John Galt?” We sense we are trimmers and redistributors, and wouldn’t dare build a new dam a transcontinental railroad, a new 8-lane freeway. Instead we would sue, file reports, argue, quit, delay—anything other than conceive a majestic idea and [...] Continue reading
The Financial Post: “Aging self-serving demagogues who have spent decades warping the U.S. political system for their own ends.”
Is this the end of America? Canada’s Financial Post: Helicopter Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve is dropping trillions of fresh paper dollars on the world economy, the President of the United States is cracking jokes on late night comedy shows, his energy minister is threatening a trade war over carbon emissions, his treasury secretary is dithering [...] Continue reading
One of the fun devices in Part III of Atlas Shrugged is something author Ayn Rand called “the policy of the microsecond.” Despite the high-flown philosophical claims of the looters, their actual motivation was never anything other than “the expediency of the moment” — one absurd rationalization after the next, justifying theft and visiting the [...] Continue reading
If the congenitally big-hearted American people were to fixate upon a moderately competent administrative assistant and make that man president of the United States, what would happen?
They’d wake up and catch a clue, that’s what. From the Wall Street Journal: It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama’s high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look [...] Continue reading