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The Economic Fallacies Of Black Friday: 2017 Edition

The Economic Fallacies Of Black Friday: 2017 Edition
Authored by Nullus Maximus via The Zeroth Position blog, Today, shoppers across America will participate in the largest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. The National Retail Federation is estimating that 164 million customers will be shopping on Black Friday weekend. For the first time, their estimate includes Cyber Monday, which had previously been treated separately. The 2016 estimates... Read More

Governments Can’t Legislate Morality

Governments Can’t Legislate Morality
America's Founders did not delude themselves into believing that government was a moral institution with a responsibility to take care of people. They understood that government was violent force, and that the best way individuals to thrive was to chain that force down as much as possible. Those chains have obviously been removed, and the terrible results should not be... Read More

Rediscovering America: A Quiz On Thanksgiving

Rediscovering America: A Quiz On Thanksgiving
Authored by Roger Beckett via InsideSources.com, Today, Americans will celebrate their oldest tradition: the observance of Thanksgiving, which dates back to 1621. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of the history and customs of the nearly 400-year-old holiday. *  *  * 1. The first credited Thanksgiving was... Read More

The Jewish Scholastic

The Jewish Scholastic
Scholasticism: is a method of critical thought which dominated teaching by the academics (“scholastics,” or “schoolmen”) of medieval universities in Europe from about 1100 to 1700, and a program of employing that method in articulating and defending dogma in an increasingly pluralistic context. I have just completed reading the 2 volume Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought by... Read More