Ideas have Consequences

Individual rights -when ideas matter. The origin – It all starts when the idea that we are created or born without sin, obligation, duty etc. become widespread in a culture. the view that equality is the rule, that none can be held to be more than any other, that a covenant of debt can not […]

On Pragmatism

I’d never considered pragmatism to be anything much more than a non ideological outlook on life but after reading a post stressing how debilitating an effect it can have on the thought process, I can see that I’m mistaken and need to rethink the meaning clearly in my own mind. Doug Reich gave a great […]

Where we went wrong

In Hernando  de Soto’s book, ‘the Mystery of Capital’, he discusses the means America used to establish property rights in both  the raw frontier and the California gold rush claims.  He makes the case that individuals operating outside the legal system, his term, the extralegals, adopted rules of conduct and claim settlement measures that were […]

Need

Altruism, the moral code that places need as the standard for entitlement , has a devastating effect on the very people it is intended to help.  As a believer in free will, I can see that need has a self-fulfilling characteristic.  If a person wants to, by their own actions they can place themselves in […]