Author Archives: artcarden

Expert Economic Judgment: We Need to Do Better

This morning, I appeared on the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2016 Economic Forecast panel. For a lot of reasons, I’m not confident enough to offer secure predictions beyond that which is reflected in my personal decisions and asset portfolio. I’ve bought in to Birmingham by moving to Southside, I still think stocks are a good investment over […]

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C.S. Lewis on Tyranny

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own […]

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It’s Gruesome That An Artist So Handsome Should Care: “This Charming Charlie” Is Awesome

Behold, one of the greatest things on the internet: the “This Charming Charlie” Tumblr, where artist Lauren LoPrete has put lyrics from Smiths and Morrissey songs into the conversation bubbles in “Peanuts” strips. I’m a little late to the party here as this is a few years old, but one of the neatest things about […]

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