The other night I made my first post-lockdown grocery store run. And I’ll admit it was a bit unsettling. It was strange seeing a security guard. It was strange wearing a mask. It was strange feeling a sort of fear […]
1. “The market” is just people. 2. “Prices” (including tuition rates, interest rates, etc) are just information about peoples’ preferences. 3. Anyone who wants to jack with markets or prices is someone who wants to jack with people and information.
Today my friends and I hiked through mud and rocks and falling ice to get to the top of Blood Mountain. It was at the same time a lovely hike and a hairy one. We expected to get to the […]
I used to dream about becoming “self-sufficient” – growing and making most everything myself. And I put in a good amount of daydreaming time and real work toward that, raising all kinds of poultry, growing a garden, reading books on […]
I’m undertaking a new writing challenge: write one post a day for as many days as possible based on things at my desk. This is day 3 of that challenge. There are two flags hanging at my desk at work. […]
Tonight I was listening to some Baroque-period music on the radio, and it took me back – not to the 17th century, but instead to my early childhood. It’s so rare to hear classical music of this kind these days, […]
Capital goods, n. – goods that are used in producing other goods, rather than being bought by consumers. Good capitalists realize the capital potential in everything. All of the things you own have – in some situation or for some person – the […]
When was the first time you felt connected to the life of a city? When I was younger, I could see the busy-ness of the world around me – the high office buildings, the businesses, the traffic, the construction, the people rushing […]