admin on October 29th, 2010

In my last post I stated that the states rights agrarian is a thing of the past in our party democracy.  Parties can only succeed by concentrating wealth and power to compete against each other in order to promote their (ultimately self) interests.  The function of concentration is best served by the structure of centralization.  […]

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admin on October 27th, 2010

The 2010 election draws near.  Our mailboxes are stuffed and our phones are ringing.  Every candidate indulges us with promises while the “other candidate” will raise taxes beyond what we earn, raise unemployment to 110% and claim our first borns for indentured servitude (OK, I made some of that up).  What really distinguishes the candidates […]

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admin on October 25th, 2010

Time does fly.  I usually post Pop’s Letters on a Sunday.  Here’s another two-part installment, this first part is about Maine Lobstermen. May 27, 1965 Mr. Harold Lufkin, V.P. Newton Mfg. Co. Newton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Lufkin: I guess I have a half a dozen letters from you regarding different things that should be answered, […]

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admin on October 21st, 2010

Elections have become a menace to society.  Everywhere there are ugly signs.  Everyday there are annoying phone calls.  Every candidate sends me junk stuffing my mailbox.  Add in the sniping, fear-mongering content of if it all (and if you think it’s only the other party doing this, then shame, SHAME on you!), and you have […]

Continue reading about “Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs”

admin on October 18th, 2010

This is reprinted from a Goodreads blog.  ALC = Author’s Learning Curve. Through long training I am a person accustomed to research. I thought I had done due diligence researching my publishing options. If I wanted to respond to the economic meltdown in 2008 quickly then, having just finished my book, seeking the traditional publishing […]

Continue reading about ALC2* – Choosing POD

admin on October 14th, 2010

I’ve started getting involved with GoodReads, where I also keep a blog.  There are obvious ways of linking content from there to other places, except for blog posts.  I’ve given up trying to figure out how, but I’m going to manually share blog content from there to here.  Here’s the first blog entry on what […]

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admin on October 12th, 2010

I’m amazed at some of the things great scholars have deemed to be natural rights.   Here’s a little tip from my upcoming book, The Five Forgotten Truths: Natural rights, by definition, cannot be provided by civilization. Property that can be stored or hoarded instead of used is not natural.  The type of privacy that only […]

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admin on October 10th, 2010

Here’s the second part of last week’s letter.  This relates the entertaining story of how Pop came back from the War. So let’s get on to more pleasant conversation. Yes! Indeed I agree that the San Francisco area is a beautiful spot, and as I have said so many times before in my letters, the […]

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admin on October 7th, 2010

The assumption that human nature is bad provides a nifty scapegoat for civilization.  When things go wrong with our social systems we can just blame it on flawed humanity instead.  In my next book under development, The Five Forgotten Truths, I counter that assumption. “Civilized systems, not human nature, need to change when society falters.” […]

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admin on October 5th, 2010

A recent New York Time article featured one of the many ways that government commands the economy to favor large corporations over small businesses.  The article uncovers a new twist in the old “trickle-down economics” made popular in the Reagan era.  Large corporations can borrow money at low rates, but they are saving it for […]

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