On the face of it, substituting dollar bills for dollar coins make a lot of sense. Coins are much more durable than bills, so over the long haul (but only over the long haul), they offer more seigniorage. Bills get reserved… Continue Reading
Utterly random research brought me to this quote, condensing the contents of a book that led to the award of a Nobel Peace Prize: He [Sir Norman Angell of the UK] establishes this apparent paradox, in so far as the… Continue Reading
See, I took a week off a while back, to re-acquaint myself with my wife and to visit with her parents and to be away from work for a while. In that time, I didn’t really do a lot of… Continue Reading
The West Tennessee town of Whiteville has a cross on its municipal water tower. The Freedom From Religion Foundation thinks it needs to come down and is prepared to file a lawsuit to make that happen. Is the cross an Establishment… Continue Reading
Let’s say you and I are sitting at lunch and you get up to use the restroom. Uninvited, I grab your cell phone and start paging through your text messages and your directory and whatever else might be there. Are… Continue Reading
Work forty-five minutes a day, sixteen days a year. Get a million dollars for it. Play video games, hang out with your wife, argue on the internet, and form rock bands in the mean time. That’s what it is to… Continue Reading
Marco Randazza says it’s not bigotry to think less of someone because of their religious beliefs. He says, no, it’s rational: … [T]here is no way I want someone leading my country if they believe that some snake oil salesman found… Continue Reading
The same governor who vetoed a law requiring kids to wear helmets when they ski, saying “Not every human problem deserves a law”, has just signed a law banning teens from tanning salons. Wait, is this a nanny state or not?… Continue Reading
Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Pynchon, Jules Verne, and Kurt Vonnegut all wrote novels that have what in common?
I’ve been watching the Green Bay Packers every week with friends. Sitting through commercials on TV makes me aware of products I do not own and really can’t afford. Before, when I was ignorant, I was happier.