Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell was mentioned in yesterday's post. Today, I thought to direct you to his website. He is a national treasure. Don't miss the 'favorite quotations' page. Five examples: "Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm-- but the… Continue reading Thomas Sowell

Liberal

The ruination of the word in the U.S. arguably started around 1913 with a President openly hostile to a Constitutional Republic. A dedicated racist who RE-segregated the Federal civil service, and an oligarch who bypassed the Bill of Rights with the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918; Woodrow Wilson. His ideas… Continue reading Liberal

Remember the power flow?

It's downstream from Washington. Yesterday, I wrote of Texas power woes:Central planners knew reserve dispatchable (on demand) electricity provision was a weakness for renewables’ case, even as renewables raise the importance of dispatchable power. If planners wanted more renewable energy they had to raise electricity prices to fund building the standby generators and securing the… Continue reading Remember the power flow?

California Screamin’

Extract or Die Makers being blamed for political failure. The creation of wealth equated with exploitation. Ayn Rand wrote a book or two about it. Now California is contemplating taxing residents who move away. That's a prelude to capital controls. Human capital. Like North Korea - you can never leave. Statism always goes this way.… Continue reading California Screamin’

Ardnassac

This is a book recommendation. Sadly, it's out of print, and I can find none in any of the used book sites I have used. The good news is it's cheap on Kindle. I found out about it here if you want a short opinion second to the one that follows. I can’t believe I’d… Continue reading Ardnassac

Victor Davis Hanson

Brilliant. A must watch. Victor Davis Hanson: COVID-19 and the Lessons of History | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing50 minutes. I watched at 1.5x. Speech is understandable, but is out of sync with video. Hanson's recounting of his family experience, through many deadly diseases, in a house they’ve owned for 145 years, is awesome. His forbears… Continue reading Victor Davis Hanson

On masks

Updated for clarity, typos - some links added. 11:10 April 5th. My opinion on this question has undergone a 160 degree shift in the last month. Not a full 180, because I did think wearing a mask would help in preventing community transmission and would remind the wearer not to touch their face. Still, I… Continue reading On masks