A conservative argument against the “War On Drugs”

I’m subscribed to receive a daily article from the rather radical Libertarians over at the Mises Institute. I don’t always agree with the folks at Mises–in fact, I often find quite a few of their views disagreeable. Nonetheless, their scholarship is impeccable, and their articles are always thought provoking and informative. I was a touch […]

Light ‘m up, ‘cuz we’re going down

The latest article posted over at the Mises Institute makes a point about recent smoking bans which I’ve been making for a long time. People yammer about all sorts of different aspects of the smoking debate, yet they somehow never manage to get around to discussing business owners. If I own a bar, it should […]

Undefined Meta

Indisputably, I disagree. Your mileage may vary. You’re mile age May very. You are millage Mayberry. Obviously you (as defined by the relevant, irrelevant, irrefutable, and irredeemable authorities, entities, and establishments) lack perspective. The alternative is inconceivable. In other words, you cannot divide by zero, but only because of personal problems. Work it out for […]

Follow-Up to Comedy Central’s South Park Censorship

I contacted Comedy Central about their decision to censor South Park through their website. While I don’t have enough time right now to provide any real commentary or analysis, I thought I’d at least share what I sent to them, and the response I received. First, here is what I sent to Comedy Central: I’m […]

For lack of original content, links were posted

When two bloggers of ill repute both spontaneously decide to post on the subject of Thomas Jefferson, I take notice. Why, you ask? That’s just what I do. Ace (not his real name), posting at, get this, Ace of Spades HQ (not a real HQ), has a few comments related to a memorable quote of […]

The market will not be denied–some random ramblings on economics

There’s a good article in Tech Central Station today which traces the decline and fall of the German biotech industry. The pattern is a common one: first the government regulates, imposes controls, and tramples markets. Then the industry withers and relocates. In all things, the Market will not be denied. It can’t be. This is […]

A brief post in which I recall the verses sung by my mother while a passenger in the car my first time driving on the open road

And it’s one, two, three, What are we fightin’ for? Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam. And it’s five, six, seven, Open up the pearly gates. Well, there ain’t no time to wonder why Whoopee! We’re all gonna die. Actually, she mostly just stuck to the last two lines. […]

Fill in the blanks

As those of you who have been paying attention around here are already aware, Eric has asked me to do some guest blogging for him while he is on vacation. So, in the hallowed spirit of substitute teachers everywhere, I’ve decided to kick things off by assigning some homework. Assignment: Fill in the blanks. [BLANK] […]