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Y is for Yes: be agreeable!

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can we live well, despite problems?  115 more words

Living Well

"It's Going to Be Painful!"

A week after the wedding, I am talking with the mother-of-the-groom, my old friend and telling her she has inspired AdventureMan and I. A friend has contacted us, someone we like, but also someone from another culture. 182 more words

ExPat Life

Links I liked, 5/18/2015 – 5/24/2015 (Economics, Superconductivity, Classical Liberalism)

1. EconPop – The Economics of Elysium

Actually I enjoy all these EconPop videos – brought to you by the same guys as that (more famous) Hayek/Keynes rap battle. 504 more words


High School Teaches Us to be Constipated

There have been a number of recent discussions in my household regarding the toilets in my son’s school. I know this isn’t as cool as talking about the school’s football team or as academically proper and intellectual as talking about math or science or history, but this has been a real issue recently. 736 more words

Education & Teaching

"Discrimination in the Marketplace" by Jonathan Newman

I read this article not from the linked source, but in the Mises Institute’s bi-monthly publication The Austrian. I didn’t have time to wow my readers with another amazingly fantastic post this week so I thought I’d give you something to ponder instead. 1,207 more words


Chivalry and Southern civilization

The code of conduct called chivalry developed during the same period as did the roots of the plantation civilization in the Mediterranean basin (which was quickly spread by Iberians and Italians to the islands of the Eastern Atlantic and later to Brazil, Barbados and Dixie). 116 more words