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The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Sheilagh Ogilvie
Princeton University Press, February 12, 2019

''You are engineers of human souls...''

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
During his meeting with writers in preparation for the first Congress of the Union of Soviet Writers, October 1932

''Covid did not crash the economy, government crushed the economy.''

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Kristi Noem, 33rd and current governor of South Dakota since January 5, 2019.
2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida., February 27, 2021

Markets and Freedom

Stock Market Performance as a Function of the Freedom Index by Country

Charles Gave
Gavekal-IS, Publication Nr 84, Risk Measurement, December 17, 2020

“Social Justice”

Has to Be a Compromise between Equality and Freedom.

Charles Gave
Gavekal-IS, Publication Nr 84, Risk Measurement, December 17, 2020

“Nobody has any intention of building a wall!”

"Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!"

GDR head of State, Walter Ulbricht
June 15, 1961

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Let it Snow Let it Snow and other memories from a not so distant past...

Investment Office, December 2020

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

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Milton Friedman
Tyranny of the Status Quo, San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1980) p. 115

''But still the “totalitarian temptation”, as Jean-François Revel called it, is there''

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Roger Scruton
How to Be a Conservative, Blooomsbury, 2014

“Ignorance, there is no authority in the world like it.”

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Orson Welles
Orson Welles Talks About Making “Citizen Kane”, The Dick Cavett Show, May 14, 1970

''Liberty is a Value, Not an Instinct.''

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Dennis Prager
PragerU, Fireside Chat Ep. 135, May 21, 2020

Financial Immortality

Around the turn of the 5th century, St Augustine of Hippo, a Christian theologian and philosopher, wrote in his ‘Confessions’ a whole section (Book XI) devoted to the nature of time. He sought to illustrate how difficult it is to define time and presented it as an enigma.

The Unchained Banker, September 13 2020
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