Interview with Zimbabwe’s Central Banker

January 25, 2009

Apparently he was just ahead of his time.


European obligations

January 23, 2009

To paraphrase Top Gun: Their politicians are writing checks their economies' can't cash.

Review of "Tell No One" by Harlan Coben

January 23, 2009

I decided to read this book after reading this article, which serves as a good review by itself.  The book was a super quick read.  The story is great, the characters are decently developed and compelling.  All-in-all it was an above average mystery.  I was struck by how tight the story was.  There was almost no space devoted to anything that didn't directly impact the story.  More mystery writers should write that way.

A new reactionary

January 21, 2009

Some interesting comments from Professor Caplan, that seem Reactionary to me:

But slavery wasn't just a "grave antilibertarian flaw"; it made the whole Revolution absurd.  Of course, every revolutionary didn't own slaves; but even to make common cause with the slaveholding philosophers of freedom to fight against minor British taxes is a libertarian travesty.

The consequences of the Revolution were as flawed as its origins.  In practical terms, its main effect was to open up Indian lands to colonial genocide.

Spoken like a true Reactionary.

"Close insolvent banks"

January 20, 2009

It's called a free market system.  Some people used to believe in it.

Detroit and progress

January 20, 2009

Scary stuff


January 20, 2009

Some terrible information here.  One would hope this information would force shut eyes open, would pull heads out of the sand.  One wouldn't hold one's breath.