We Are Gods

Not content with smoking logs and larval bogs, We wrought from dirt a burst of light, It's sinewy veins spontaneous in their order, living bricks and mortar, Anything we want we get, here and made to order, We fly, we're telepathic, teletransporting, telekinetic, We write in dreams and dream in…


Abortion and the Idolatry of Law

After Roe v. Wade, something amazing happened.  New organizations, care centers, adoption services, and support networks for pregnant mothers popped up all across the country.  There's a powerful lesson here about the corrosive effect of law. Whatever you feel about the morality and legality of…


A Good Feeling

For several years, I used this blog as a place to store a few odds and ends and articles. At the beginning of this year, however, I felt like I was in a rut and needed a new outlet for creating. I decided to start blogging regularly. I wrote a post every single day, seven days a week, for just…


Justice and Morality

It seems there's a difference between justice and morality.  I've never quite come to a comfortable conclusion about the nature of the two concepts and their relationship, but it's worth exploring. Suppose you jump in someone else's car parked in the valet entrance at a hotel and speed away to get…


Milton Friedman on Risk, Choice, and Regulation

A while back I came across one of many video clips in which Milton Friedman insightfully responds to a tough question.  The question is about Ford making a car with a part that saved 13 dollars, when studies showed that using the more expensive part could reduce harm in the case of collision and…


Compound Your Worth

Would you prefer to have one million dollars in one month, or have a penny, doubled every day for that same month? It's a popular question that illustrates the power of compounding.  The penny, doubled every day, equals more than five million dollars in a thirty day month, and nearly eleven million…


A World of Kramers

Nobody knew what Kramer actually did.  He was always doing something, but it remained a mystery how he obtained the resources to pull of his schemes, let alone pay for rent and food. Kramer had a brand.  He was the crazy, out of the box guy who'd help you overcome a problem in an unconventional…


Regulation Schmegulation

The number of hurdles to jump before you can legally create value is astounding.  There's a law at every corner, working to impede the peaceful pursuit of profit. Highly resourceful or talented people simply find ways around it.  They pivot, contort, or even work to alter the law to achieve their…


Haiku by Request

I know a guy who Mistook logging for mining His hands are quite soft


A Law Colleges Love

I've often wondered why so many people go to college instead of learning on the job by offering to work for free for a company they like.  Turns out, it's not that easy to work for free.  In most cases, it's illegal. Consider the absurdity of this setup.  Young people are supposed to do something…