Despite his weaknesses and economic errors, Ron Sider was a true believer, one who did not care about being ‘trendy’ or ‘cool’ or appealing to any establishment, whether the ‘woke’ establishment of our society or the bourgeois establishment of the […]
How do I Stack Up for the Summer?
Given that it will probably be summer before this month of June is over, Georgea Kovanis from the Detroit Free Press has published a list of things that men ought not to wear if we want dates. Of course I’ve been […]
Dictator’s Ex-Wife Finds a New, Younger Love
Dictators ain’t what they used to be, if they can’t put a stop to this!
Camel Driver to Taxi Drivers
The Prophet Muhammad started out as a camel driver, and apparently varieties of the name are now the most common first name for taxi drivers in New York City.
The Midterm Turnout Problem
It is well known that important constituencies, especially those for the Democratic Party, have not been turning out in ‘midterm’ elections in the last few years. In fact, a New York Times writer has endorsed eliminating ‘midterms’ for that very […]
Now, Even Apartment Dwellers are Getting Choosy about their Neighbors
It has been known for a long time that homeowners have wanted to control who their neighbors are. In the past it was race; now it is for income and for how they might use their property, and often for […]
Why Republicans Are Not Always Reliable Defenders of Economic Liberty
As an activist against ‘redevelopment,’ I often wondered why Republicans, who posture themselves as the party of ‘small government’ or ‘limited government,’ were so hard to convince to repeal redevelopment. Josh Barro, a clever columnist for the New York Times, […]
An Interesting Twist on “It’s a Wonderful Life”
In view of the recently released book Building Home and the upcoming conference No Place Like Home here’s an interesting twist on the famous film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The author seems to like Potterville better. I don’t think I do, because […]
On Derek Sivers on Smart People
I have discovered a few wise sayings in the website of one Derek Sivers. This one is, “Smart People Don’t Think Others Are Stupid.” This is helpful to me. There are quite a few things I know that most people […]
Is it Now Cool to Bully?
I was bullied on occasion up through my freshman year in high school, but never, as far as I could tell, by the most popular kids. In elementary school the one bully that I encountered was overweight and socially more […]