Over the last several weeks I’ve read Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic The Gulag Archipelago, which is three volumes and almost 2,000 pages of sordid memoir recounting one of history’s grimmer examples of man’s inhumanity to man. Excused by enthusiasts for socialism as the tragic excesses of Stalin’s rule, Solzhenitsyn shows that the Archipelago predated Stalin and […]
I Use This Stuff to Make My Best Better!
My friend and coach Jason Womack visited Samford University on December 1. He spoke to three different groups, and I made a few notes on some of the tools I use. I’m constantly experimenting with this gadget or that app, but here are the essentials. Over the next few months, I plan to put […]
Network Marketing Leverages Relationships And Improves Monitoring
I started this blog in part to earn income through affiliate marketing channels. A lot of companies like Uber, Lyft, Dollar Shave Club, Nozbe, and others offer referral incentives. If you use my Uber or Lyft codes for your first rides, I get a $20 discount on a future ride. If you sign up for […]
So You Want To Start Reading Adam Smith?
I’m glad to hear that. As a friend and mentor once said, “as famous as he is, Adam Smith is still underrated.” Where should you begin? Shortly after I finished my PhD I went to the Liberty Fund’s “Adam Smith Boot Camp.” It was there that I read The Theory of Moral Sentiments for the first […]
Quick Dispatch From Central Florida!
I had a great time talking to the Young Americans for Liberty group at the University of Central Florida, and we had a nice mean at Wackadoo’s—an on-campus bar and restaurant–afterward. I got the Wacky Wrap, which was listed as a “campus favorite.” I thought it was good, but not great: I’m a fan of […]
We Could Do More If We Had More Resources! Who Couldn’t?
Consider how frequently you hear someone in a firm or a bureau complain that they are under-funded and that they need more resources to complete a mission. Should they get a larger budget? I would venture to say “probably not,” though there are certainly exceptions, because everyone could say “I can do more of the things I […]
My Uber Driver Couldn’t Understand!
I use ride-sharing whenever it’s available. In Orlando recently, I took Lyft from my hotel to the University of Central Florida, where I was speaking on whether capitalism exploits the poor, and I took Uber back to the hotel. I had nice conversations with drivers in both directions (Pedro for Lyft, Eman for Uber). My […]
Welcome To My Blog!
Welcome to my new blog! This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve blogged for Division of Labour, the Mises Institute, the Independent Institute, Kosmos Online, and EconLog, I write a periodic column for Forbes.com, and I’ve recently started blogging for LearnLiberty. In addition to my research and classroom teaching, I do a lot of writing by […]