My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...

Character, Liberty, and Economics

The following article by Lawrence W. Reed was originally published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) on July 1, 2008....

Economy Happens

As a professionally trained pilot (helicopter), I can attest that in order to become a qualified pilot, one must first become knowledgeable...

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

Are You a Time Thief?

I've written on this topic before, and my position hasn't changed: people who don't keep their time commitments, those who are perpetually...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of problems, a lot of baggage from...

Chicago Shootings, Deaths – Or, Understanding Human Nature & Economic Incentives

Though the following article by Walter E. Block focuses on the problems plaguing Chicago, the facts and philosophy he applies is applicable to any and all...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...

The Democracy Bubble

The following article by Butler Shaffer was originally published over at LewRockwell.com on November 17, 2016, and is licensed for reprint and redistribution...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

Why I Always Pick Up Pennies

"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck!" Yes, we've all heard, and chanted—and perhaps even...

16 Precepts for Acquiring the Treasure of Knowledge

At the beginning of his forward to A. G. Sertillanges' The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, Catholic Priest and Political Philosophy Professor James...

Kick the Habit: Politics is Not the Answer

The following article by Bretigne Shaffer was originally published on Lewrockwell.com, and is republished here with the author's permission. Visit her blog...

Why Public Schooling Sucks

I did really badly in school. And I hated it from day one. Went from straight-A's the first couple years to...

The Unasked Questions

The following article by Butler Shaffer was originally published on LewRockwell.com. Read the original article here. "If they can get you asking the wrong...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...

I Am Not “Anti-Government”

Upon viewing a sizable portion of my Facebook posts, as well as many of my articles published here on my blog and...

Being Right vs. Being Helpful

Today, I've something stuck in my craw, and I need to vent (I know, shock!): I don't know if Dr. Wayne Dyer...

The Lowest Animal | Mark Twain

Note: The following essay was written by Mark Twain sometime around 1896 - 1897 (both dates are listed by various sources online); and...

How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...