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The Profit Motive

The profit motive is "an economic concept which posits that the ultimate goal of business is to make money." Many a modern liberal, progressive, communo-anarchist, and the like decry the profit motive as evil and greedy. I disagree. In fact, the profit motive is not only good, it's an inevitable component of human action.Read the rest at EVC.

The Act of Sacrifice

Many a speaker in church and elsewhere admonish others to make sacrifices of time, energy, and even money for whatever cause they represent. In my experience, they often talk more about what's being sacrificed and less about what's to be gained from the sacrifice. Here are my thoughts on the topic of sacrifice as an action.Read the rest at EVC.

Evolutionary Mismatch

In "The Primal Insight: A Question of Needs", I recommended looking at our evolution as a species in order to determine our biological, physiological, and psychological needs. Another way to approach this is by determining what practices and behaviors create an "evolutionary mismatch" for our species. I want to explore here a few that I am working on overcoming in my life and the lives of my family, starting with the earliest.Read the rest at EVC.

The Defense of Property

Those who argue that property is merely what you can defend have a point. When it comes down to the reality of things, as versus abstractions, property is merely what you can defend. That defense, however, is not always based on force. It's also based on reason. And more, those who can't use either, such as children, are left with only that property which others assign to them. Let me explain.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - June 2014 Update

In June 2014, LPL sold 427 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
100 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard18 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock16 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan14 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard13 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl MengerLPL's all time top 5 bestsellers are:
1,096 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard599 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock472 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger380 copies, Fascism vs. Capitalism - Lew Rockwell297 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard