Showing posts from February, 2014

Not a Damn Thing

Entitlement is a destructive mentality. It blinds people to the responsibilities that they have to themselves, to their lives and their happiness, which causes laziness and sloth. It makes people believe that the lives and labor of others are theirs by right, as if others live to serve them. If there's one lesson that I could impart to every child in the world, it's this: no one else owes you, and you owe no one else, a damn thing. Read the rest at EVC.

How to Protect Your Children

As parents, our primary instinct and first duty is the protection of our children. Because we love them, we feed them when they are hungry, shelter them, clothe them, and otherwise provide for their material needs all in an effort to protect them from what would befall them otherwise. Their needs go beyond the material, however, and so must our protection. Our children need to feel and trust that we as their parents will do everything in our power to protect them until the day that they are able, and just as importantly, desire, to protect themselves. Here're a few things that I, in my limited experience, have found give my children ample protection from the monsters that would hurt them. Read the rest at EVC.

Enter the Agora

My column from two Mondays ago was entered in the short story contest . It begins: Scott surveyed the damage. His front yard was once again flooding around his stop-and-waste valve, which lay six feet beneath the service, at the bottom of a four inch wide service shaft. This isn't the first time his valve failed him. He's replaced it twice now. To get down to it, he'll have to once again dig up several cubic yards of earth. The dread of performing such a nightmarish task, yet again, in mud, was filling him up. He began feeling angry at the circumstances and the prospect of all that laborious work. Read the rest at EVC.

Sex and Marriage

After the aerobics class, her husband would take her to brunch. As they sat waiting for their order, her husband remarked, "I read an article recently by a guy who wanted his daughter to experience amazing sex." Her eyes went wide as she stared into his eyes. His lips curled into a smile. "What do you mean?" she asked. Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - January 2014 Update

In January 2014, LPL sold 602 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5: 106 copies, Fascism vs. Capitalism - Lew Rockwell 48 copies,  For a New Liberty  - Murray N. Rothbard 41 copies,  Our Enemy, the State  - Albert Jay Nock 39 copies,  Principles of Economics  - Carl Menger 32 copies, The Mystery of Banking  - Murray N. Rothbard LPL's all time top 5 bestsellers are: 659 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard 485 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock 358 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger 297 copies,  Fascism vs. Capitalism  - Lew Rockwell 200 copies,  Economics for Real People  - Gene Callahan