Monthly Archives: February 2014

soviet grocery store

It is very important to understand the abject poverty that socialism wreaked on its population. Without price incentives, no one produced and no one could buy anything. Lines and shortages were everyday life. Here is video from a Soviet grocery … Continue reading

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the case against education

Bryan Caplan makes the case against education. He has a forthcoming book on the subject.

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Jesus and election

1Pe 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 1Pe 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, … Continue reading

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coke and free market innovation

I am posting the full speech of Coke executive Harry E. Teasley. The entire speech is worth reading. He explains how the free market is the best way to “green” production. He uses aluminum cans as an example: Today the … Continue reading

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ikea anthropomorphic lamp commercial

The guy at the end sums it all up nicely:

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lenin the prohibitionist

Over at Econlog, Bryan Caplan cites a book showing that Vladimir Lenin was against alcohol: “Whatever the peasant wants in the way of material things we will give him, as long as they do not imperil the health or morals … Continue reading

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anthropomorphisms depict fiction

In all human cultures, human beings tend to insert figurative language in their everyday communication. It is natural. When someone claims to be “the hand of the King”, we know that they are not claiming to be connected to the … Continue reading

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curiosities in the pythian odes

From Pindar’s Pythian Odes, on omnipotence: God bringeth every end to pass according to his desires. He over-taketh even the winged eagle and passeth the dolphin in the sea; and he bringeth low many a proud man, granting to other … Continue reading

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king david and dirty dancing

2Sa 6:14 Then David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod. In 2 Samuel, David is returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. David dances before God wearing a linen ephod. … Continue reading

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calvin on God’s sovereign pleasure

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