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The return of rational

Introducing the new book by Eric Robert Morse—Psychonomics: How Modern Science Aims to Conquer the Mind and How the Mind Prevails. An excerpt from the book: Franz Gall was no crank. We laugh at him now because his conclusions were … Continue reading

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The paths of civilizations

One wonders whether the last 80 years changes much.

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Good reads–One World Schoolhouse

Salman Khan’s One World Schoolhouse is a brief summary of mass education, where it’s been, and where it ought to go. It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive, big-picture, and revolutionary argument on the subject. Luckily, Khan is … Continue reading

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Downsizing the Federal Government

(Cato) The federal government is running massive budget deficits, spending too much, and heading toward a financial crisis. Without a change of direction in Washington, average working families will be faced with huge tax increases and a lower standard of … Continue reading

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TSA by the numbers

Provided by: OnlineCriminalJusticeDegree.com

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Space for the free market

(Space.com) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private space capsule called Dragon soared into the predawn sky Tuesday, riding a pillar of flame like its beastly namesake on a history-making trip to the International Space Station. The unmanned capsule, built by … Continue reading

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The future of education

TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. You can nominate a teacher, nominate an … Continue reading

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Author interview with Jeff Cunningham of Directorship Magazine

This spring, the author of Juggernaut was interviewed by one of the leading figures in high-level business communications today, Jeff Cunningham, founder and editor of Directorship Magazine. The introduction from the interview: The closing of the frontier in the 1890s … Continue reading

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Two questions from the early 20th century

From Max Weber’s essay, Parliament and Government in Germany under a New Political Order, published as a series of articles in the ‘Frankfurter Zeitung’ in 1917 as a critique of officialdom and the party system (though utterly relevant today): (1) … Continue reading

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The first step to reform

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Author interview with Jerry Bowyer

Great interview (minus technical difficulties) with the ever-insightful financial commentator Jerry Bowyer on The American Entrepreneur radio network: Eric Robert Morse, the author of “Juggernaut” talks with Jerry about the combination of factors that led the American economy on the … Continue reading

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Free Market Forum via Hillsdale College

All those interested in all things free will be delighted by a series of events this week hosted by Hillsdale College. The information is as follows: Free Market Forum “Markets, Government, and the Common Good” Presented in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Bank Transfer Day is November 5

A group on Facebook has announced that Nov. 5th is Bank Transfer Day. The idea is simple: take your money out of the sprawling, corporate monstrosities called banks and move it to localized, community oriented credit unions or small banks. … Continue reading

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The course of scholarship

One of Google’s new apps, the Ngram Viewer, promises hours of study, play, and debate. It basically provides a graphical representation of the commonality of words throughout the history of published books (that Google has access to). Uncertain of the … Continue reading

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I could be wrong, but I’m not

Part of the 99%: Part of the 53%:

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Do the poor get poorer?

People often say that “the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.” Economics professor Steve Horwitz explains why in the United States, this characterization is largely a myth. Real income levels of the poorest 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Juggernaut

This is a blog dedicated to economics, politics, and modern living. It is anchored by the theory in a recently published book titled Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It. The metaphor used , the … Continue reading

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In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics.” All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

George Orwell, ‘Politics and the English Language’.

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Most popular passages from Juggernaut

One of the great aspects of electronic literature is the statistical information provided by linked users. Before e-book readers like the Kindle and Nook, there was no practical way to share information like commonly highlighted passages. Now, it is as … Continue reading

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Summer reading list (for the economically and politically inclined)

Other than Juggernaut, there are plenty of good, substantive books out there for the economically and politically minded to delve into this summer–on the plane, at the beach, or just on a long afternoon. From Hayek to Keynes, from Plato to … Continue reading

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