The Ultimate Minority

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform – Mark Twain

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The Libertarian Party of West Michigan produces a cable TV program that I have participated in a number of times as their token anarchist.  This particular session was titled Money, The Fed, Capitalism, Socialism. The Producer, Erwin Haas, has graciously provided a copy of the program for viewing on the Ultimate Minority. My aim for […]

You Can Be a Millionaire!

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And it won’t take any action on your part.  All you need to do is sit idly by while government grows – more government intervention and regulation of the “unfettered free market.”  More government intervention in foreign affairs, constant war, and ongoing occupation of 130 countries.  And most importantly, sit and watch as more power […]

The title of this post is also the title of Chapter 3 of G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature from Jekyll Island.  The creature he refers to is the Federal Reserve System. If you want to understand the root cause of this bailout, you need to understand the Federal Reserve System.  It is nothing more […]

I’ve been doing some thinking on statism lately, trying to understand why people will follow their government into everything and justify its wrongdoings. Even when they disapprove of government action (for example, 70% of Americans wanting out of Iraq, voting in the democrats, and getting more of the same) they still follow it and grant […]

In my previous entry, for which this follow-up entry is long overdue, I cited government intervention in free markets in the form of war, sanctions, imperialism, and mercantilistic policies as a primary cause for our current woes at the pump.  Today, I’d like to address the other primary cause:  How inflation affects gasoline prices. As […]

Everyone should have a basic understanding of economics – it is the most vital school of social theory. Those ignorant of economic principle are easily duped and manipulated by politicians and demagogues (or do I repeat myself?) As an MBA, I have several years of economics in my educational background. It was a topic of […]

…In a true free market economy with sound money. I’m writing this entry to challenge a paradigm, to show that so many things we accept as the “way things are” just aren’t so. The “reality” we have come to know is based on constantly rising prices and the need for constantly rising wages to keep […]

$10 Gas? Why?

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News reports have some analysts now predicting that gasoline will hit $10 a gallon over the next few years. Will it reach $10? No one knows – but the idea alone has the American people asking questions: How will I afford to drive? Will we be able to take that vacation? Should I buy a […]

Wind Wanglers

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Visiting family in rural Indiana this weekend, I was taken for a drive to see the new wind farm a few miles away. Eighty-seven towering wind turbines standing in the middle of corn fields, all facing the same direction as if they were standing at attention. I looked at the size of these structures and […]

There is a fungus in the forest floor of eastern Oregon spanning 2,200 acres; it is known as the world’s largest living organism in terms of area. But there is a growing body of research showing that Armillaria ostoyae has a contender: Governmentus Americanus. This parasitic organism is growing exponentially, and it seems nothing can […]