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“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

Milton Friedman Quote

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

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.”

Excerpt

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

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

Quote

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

Total Pages Published in the Code of Federal Regulations

(1950-2019)

Federal Register Statistics
Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University, July 2020

''That’s what drives the left in this country, a combination of envy and hatred.''

Excerpt

Dinesh D'Souza, Socialism and the Scandinavian illusion, Dinesh D'Souza LIVE at Chapman University
Young America’s Foundation, December 4, 2019

The power of masks

We encounter masks everywhere at the moment. What stories and customs do they hide and show?

Sophie Campbell, guest author
LGT, August 3, 2020

The Lystrosaurus

One of the foundational ideas of the Zeitgeist is that measuring linguistic similarity is a powerful way to observe what we are being told matters by those who publish most of the words we read in a given day.

Rusty Guinn
Epsilon Theory, The Zeitgeist, June 17, 2020
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