Showing posts from January, 2014

His Next Thirty Years

He stood at the window in the front of his house, looking out. His two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, were playing in the front yard, kicking a soccer ball back and forth. "Cielito! You need to kick it to me, not over there!" yelled the girl. "*laughs* I'm sorry! I can't aim my kicks very well, I guess." replied her older brother. The girl ran to the sidewalk to retrieve the ball. She brought it back to her spot, dropped it, lined up, and kicked it as hard as she could toward Cielito. It made it about half-way. "*facepalm* Geez, you can at least get it to me." he griped. "Well I'm only 4 you know," she replied.Read the rest at EVC.

Down with Conviction!

I've been convinced of things in the past, but no longer am. I've held strong opinions and pronounced beliefs that I was absolutely sure of, but no longer do. What does that say about my current convictions? Will they likewise go the way of the dinosaurs? Quite possibly, in which case I reluctantly (and not fully convinced) say, "Down with conviction!"Read the rest at EVC.

Action, Life, and Learning

It is my understanding that the greatest contribution made by Ludwig von Mises to economic theory is his formulation of the study of human action, or praxeology, and the subsequent discovery of the action axiom. Paraphrased, the action axiom states that people "purposefully utilize means over a period of time in order to achieved desired ends." Those ends, according to Mises, are always of the nature to remove "felt uneasiness." If we act to remove felt uneasiness, then what does that say about the purpose of life, and the inevitability of learning?Read the rest at EVC.

A Great Year, A Better Year

Last year (2013) was a good year for me. My kids got older, their parents got wiser, our family grew by two dogs, we made new friends, my son discovered new digital adventures, my daughter discovered a budding passion for artistic expression, my wife finished one book for publication and is working on another, and I've managed to keep the promise I made to myself to write a new column every week.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - December 2013 Update

In December 2013, LPL sold 687 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
191 copies, Fascism vs. Capitalism - Lew Rockwell37 copies, Bourbon for Breakfast - Jeffrey Tucker30 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock27 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard25 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger LPL's all time top 5 bestsellers are:
611 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard444 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock319 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger191 copies, Fascism vs. Capitalism - Lew Rockwell179 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan