Listen to the Old Ones

We fell victim to a Youtube prank. It started when the television in our camper developed lines in the screen. Okay, you got me, it didn’t develop lines as much as it was damaged when a projectile was errantly launched in its direction. But that’s a different story. As most of our generation does when…

I Want to Build It

The efficiencies of capitalism demands specialization. Adam Smith was one of the first to recognize the power of breaking down work into repeatable steps that can then be improved and perfected. He observed that it allowed a group of people to make tens of thousands of pins per day, versus the hundreds they’d produce if…

When Ayn Rand is wrong

I originally wrote this post in 2011 when the 2009 financial meltdown was fresh on our minds and the timing also coincided with a resurgence in Ayn Rand’s popularity due mostly to her most popular book, Atlas Shrugged, released as a movie. I think I was also a little more arrogant then, so now I’d…

Donald Trump: A Warning from Voices Past

Warning: my potential controversial opinion to follow… When Trump first started the campaign, he was nothing more than one of those annoying little yappy dogs who always had something to prove. He ran his campaign like a reality show and his media-savvy meant his campaign wasn’t as short-lived as I expected. Now Trump has grown from…