Month: February 2011

Monday

George was More Popular? Where are we today, as a nation? I’m not sure, but very few of us like the leviathan that we’ve allowed to creep into every …

Thursday

Consumer Culture You want to see golf carts that cost $20,000 and go nearly 40 miles per hour? Go to The Villages in Florida. Swanky golf carts are all …

Wednesday

Put that in Your Pipe Everyone wants to be a leader. Bloomberg is the leader of the smoking Nazis: “Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation into law today that bans …

Margins?

I occasionally receive emails from TDE readers, telling me that the right-hand margin is all screwed up. I have never experienced this problem, and my web consultant tells me …

Tuesday

Catholic Arts and Letters Weekly They bilk people out of billions with impunity. They get bailed out. America is there for Wall Street, and DC is feeding it the …

BYCU

Loko Legislatures Bans against alcohol energy drinks have picked up steam, and it looks like the legislatures are trying “one-up” each other in their prohibitions. Consider Iowa: “The caffeinated …

Thursday

Random Thursday Remember last month’s post about breathing and meditation (“Woe the Man with Halitosis“)? I mentioned that breathing has played a big role in the meditation practices of …

Wednesday

Labor v. Leisure There’s a thing called the “disutility of labor.” It’s a fancy phrase that basically means people prefer leisure over labor. We constantly see people make current …

TDE News Flash

Even the Grey Lady now acknowledges the looming problem of rising prices: Companies Raise Prices as Commodity Costs Jump. Stock up on everything. Now. I suspect the velocity of …