The Great Allure of Philosophy

I do not mean to wax longingly on being near the academically named departments with relatively well-payed careerists or to drown in their career driven publications. There is nothing wrong with career production. But there is nothing necessarily good there either. But, when I spend time with Plato’s character–Socrates. How I long! The more I …

The notion of profit explained

Profit is the signal to the one investing effort and labor that his effort and labor are worth it. Remember, it is entirely possible for both parties to a trade to profit. Both can engage in labor and production and value what they get more than what they give up. This is profit. The very …

On neglect and legality

Please note the importance of the great wedge between morality and legality. I do not consider the moral question of neglect the same as the legal question. But to my mind there is great fuzziness here and I would like to clarify what is at stake in laws against neglect. The fuzziness means that abuse …

Who is more attracted to government?

Government is by definition the initiation of force and the preventing of competition in whatever spheres the government sets up for itself. Who would, on average, be more attracted to such a position? The man who values liberty and property and limits on the assault and theft or the man who does not think he …

“Strategic metals” rhetoric

The world is a risky place. There is a group of metals called rare earth metals. They are fairly widely distributed across the earth’s crust, but their extraction and processing into isolated types is a dirty and labor-intensive process. Nonetheless, members of this class have found themselves useful in both consumer and military production. The …

The elements of production whether moral or material

The producer needs an end. The end should be an addition to the good and not a detraction. The producer needs a means to the end. This takes shape as policy, strategy, steps, rules for action. The producer needs suitable material. This is stuff, and this is tools. The producer needs freedom to move and …

To the young. Stay focused.

Focus. Focus is a muscle. It needs to be trained. Training hurts. Training for short-in-time benefit is easier. Training fro long-in-time benefit is hard. There is a reason the demographics of wealth sphere elderly. On average it takes time. The time has to be used well. Due to the distractions focus has become all the …

The relativity of buyers and sellers

Let it be known that the same moment of trade can be seen from the following perspectives legitimately: The employer sells dollars and will take labor as payment. The employee sells labor and will take dollars as payment. The employer buys the labor of the employee with dollars. The employee buys the dollars of the …

“Public-private partnerships” rhetoric

We are watching and beholding the death of liberty. Those of us living through the “pandemic” of the corona-virus are living through something. It is often not clear what we are living through until we look back in hindsight. I am placing my bets. You are also. You disagree? Your choices (and mine) are bets …