Monthly Archives: May 2013

A New Deal failure of the first magnitude…

“When millions of people had little money, New Deal era policies made practically everything more expensive (the National Industrial Recovery Act), specifically maintained above-market retail prices (the Robinson-Patman Act and the Retail Price Maintenance Act) and above-market airline tickets (Civil … Continue reading

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Ontological musings…

“How long, how long, in infinite Pursuit Of This and That endeavour and dispute? Better be merry with the fruitful Grape Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.” ― The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, done into English by Edward Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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Against all ‘logic,’ 2+2 and 2×2 do not always make 4…

“In 1905 Einstein found that, instead of being a wave, a quantum of energy was a particle―but that such a quantum of energy changes in time, and that thus matter and energy, in certain circumstances, are dependent on the dimension … Continue reading

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Revelations regarding Obama’s IRS behavior…

“Frequently treachery unmasks itself, even if it is more wary at first.” — Livy, History of Rome, Volume XIII, Books XLIV, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 396), Edited by Jeffrey Henderson, Page 139, year 2000.

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The importance of play…

“In the making of speech and language the spirit is continually “sparking” between matter and mind, as it were, playing with this wondrous nominative faculty.  Behind every abstract expression there lie the boldest of metaphors, and every metaphor is a … Continue reading

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“The American People,” and other such abstractions, ought to be understood in this context…

“It has been ordained by nature that he who addresses a crowd for his own selfish ends should be more acceptable to it than he whose mind regards nothing but the general welfare….” — Livy, History of Rome, Books III-IV, … Continue reading

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Musings…

“Oh come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies; One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.” ― The Rubaiyat of … Continue reading

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