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Technocratic Philosopher Kings

MR strikes again, this time with a good helping of humour and serious discussion: Yancey Ward November 25, 2011 at 11:09 am Switzerland exports nothing? Bill November 25, 2011 at 11:26 am It exports chocolates and cheese, and imports hedge fund managers. Davis November 25, 2011 at 11:16 am in other words, the end of […]

On the Ground in Greece

Today’s just a short twitter-like post. The situation on the ground in Greece is deteriorating badly. Businesses are failing to collect on customers due to future-dated checks (what a concept!). Loan sharks charge outrageous rates. Suicides are up 40%. Everyone is nervous as heck about the future. Does Greece become the first failed modern state? […]

Tales From the Successful

Lest you think that the Occupy movement actually does represent the 99%, every so often I run into a financial blogger who introduces me to someone who’s got it made in life because he put his head down, worked hard, and saved. Here is MMM’s story about how he saved after starting his working life […]

Postmodern Feminism

Interesting posts on women’s issues have suddenly popped up all over the web. Here is a brief look at some good ones. Equality. It sure sounds sexy. As women move into previously male domains of life, they acquire some male tastes, and apparently rampant casual sex is one of them. There is an ongoing debate […]

What’s Good About America

In the eyes of one MR reader: The American things I miss when I’m overseas are: 1. Easy conversation in public. 2. Peanut butter. 3. No-questions-asked returns of purchases. 4. Amazon.com 5. Craigslist.com 6. Thrift stores. 7. Harbor Freight tools and cheap tools in general. 8. Mechanics and repairmen who are competent. 9. Sharp tools […]

The Revolt of the Responsible

It’s been a bit of a theme lately in my posts, but I think that’s only appropriate given the prevailing political winds. A better title would be “The Revolt of the One-Marshmallow Kids”, but that one was first coined by a witty MR commentator. The comments on this article of seekingalpha can fill discussion in […]