December 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Before being stamped out
Bobby loved playing the guitar. Since the age of 4 Bobby’s father, a multi-instrumentalist himself, taught him the guitar and Bobby has been in love ever since. « Read the rest of this entry »
December 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
From June to the end of September, I was at the Pensacola military base for aviation school. Since Marine squadrons were under lock-down, we were not privileged of driving. Taxis were our sole transportation. « Read the rest of this entry »
December 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Are we being preconditioned?
Laurence M. Vance, a favorite writer of mine, has written much about the recent influx of “patriotism,” flags, war anthems and saluting of the troops during sport events. « Read the rest of this entry »
November 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
And be freed from the darkness of conservatism
Libertarians and conservatives are often confused with each other. Most recently we recall the debate over whether former Rep. Ron Paul was a libertarian or conservative. Anyone new to Dr. Paul was confused how a “conservative” Republican would support such a thing like marijuana legalization and be against an interventionist foreign policy. « Read the rest of this entry »
November 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Economics, like political science, is not just a soft science limited to textbook situations and opinions. Both are real-life sciences not to be ignored. Or else. “Knowledge of economics, by itself, will not make you rich, but it’s a good bet that ignoring the lessons of this book will keep you poor,” to quote economist and author Robert Murphy.
In the basics of economics, we learn it is a social science which studies exchanges. What’s the best, most efficient way to deal with scarce resources? Early on we read terms such as opportunity costs, scarcity, trade-offs, cost-benefit, etc.
Opportunity costs can be defined as “the cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue certain action” (Investopedia). Time is a scarcity and we must decide, every second of our existence, what act to do next, be it practice the trumpet instead of attending biology class, the latter being which is forgone. It can be explained as a islander having to choose between making a fire for warmth or going hunting to eat; the cost of doing the former (for that exact time because one can hunt after making a fire) is forgoing the latter, and vice versa.
In this “Life Is a Textbook” series, I will focus on economics and political science. These two subjects will be applied to real life situations, revealing truth to my claim that life is an economics (or poly sci) textbook. More importantly the series will reveal economics and poly sci is much more than “politics” and relevant than Democrats vs. Republicans.
Until next time.
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November 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Below is a video I made two weeks ago.
Frustrated with the discussion surrounding stop and frisk, especially led by Blacks on TV, I present my own video addressing the crux of the issue with the policy: attack on liberty.
Credit of the quote “Democracy is a means not an end” to F.A. Hayek
October 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This is better than any the Onion satiric articles one can find. Former NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani set himself up and reveals to us the mind of a true statist.
NYPD Commissioner was hackled during his speech at Brown University. Guiliani, the creator of “Stop and frisk” law was the on the Kelly Show to discuss the situations and the law, which was also recently ruled as unconstitutional. « Read the rest of this entry »