Categories: "the good life"

I completely oppose US war in Syria

April 13th, 2018
It could not be any more clear that this. more »

why I don't join AARP

March 18th, 2018
Every so often I get another mailing from the AARP, enclosing a cheap cardboard card they want to entice my signing up, but this outcome is exceedingly unlikely. more »

give directly

December 14th, 2013
who better than the principles to know what it is they need to improve their situation? While a cow might suit some people, a new roof will better fit the needs of others, and a small motorcycle could make possible a small taxi or delivery business for someone else. more »

up with science

July 20th, 2013
I have chided Science Friday's Ira Flatow for his tendency to equate interest in research on a given topic to the necessity that the best (or perhaps only) way to accomplish that end is via government agencies and the political process. This post points out private alternatives that are becoming a reasonable alternative to support to research scientists. more »

on three more from Planet Money

June 30th, 2013
The crew at Planet Money can get so close sometimes, I feel like I could just tap them into a broader assessment of some of the issues raised by their stories, and a greater appreciation for the laissez faire perspective of classical liberalism. more »

a lentil soup

March 9th, 2013
While I consider necessary expansion and clarifications on other matters, I recount below the complementary factors of production that contribute to making a lentil soup of certain note... more »

Artificial Intelligence (2001)

February 19th, 2013
While the film opens some interesting questions, the second half leaves so many loose ends it looks like the producers failed to consider some of the most basic ramifications of the premise. more »

more on why I won't walk the line

January 14th, 2013
So I made that suggestion, that the union should negotiate a conversion from the one-size-fits-all approach into a system that could be tailored for each individual member. more »


December 28th, 2012
I listen to a few podcasts, when I'm driving or walking around the city, doing laundry or working in the yard. Among them I find econtalk to be informative and engaging, due in part to the in-depth and calm discourse of the interview format between the diverse assortment of guests and host Russ Roberts. more »

the country club

November 18th, 2012
The "country club" analogy argues that the bad things in the social order are the price we must pay to live in the society. more »