Elections Don't Matter

This was written for the Shotgun Blog during election season. -------------------------------------------------------- “I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it…


Attack of the Moral Busybodies

This is a post originally written for the Prometheus blog, but it no longer appears there so I thought I'd repost it. ----------------------------------- “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than…


Aristotle on Mixed Economies

This is an article I wrote some time ago for the Ludwig von Mises Institute. ------------------------------------------------------------------ A friend recently commented that he has found wisdom in moderation. He said it seems that truth and goodness are found not at the extremes, but at the…


Christianity and Freedom

Is there a dichotomy between law and love? After reading an article I wrote (Palm Sunday and Politics), a friend of mine told me he thought I espoused a sort of dualistic view of Christian life.  As if Christ came only to preach a spiritual transformation as something entirely separate from…


Palm Sunday and Politics

When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes." Luke 19:41–42 As Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to shouts of, "Hosanna" and cloaks and palm…


Mises Dailies Archive

My articles published at the Mises Institute - http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=1109


Why I Don't Follow the News

I rarely follow the news and almost never get it direct from news sources. What news I'm up on tends to find it's way to me through filters - blogs I read, emails from friends, Facebook posts and hearsay. This is not because of laziness or a lack of concern with being informed.  Indeed, I love…


The Pursuit

This was written in response to a challenge issued among myself and some good freinds.  We wanted to see who could write the best short story using only 200 words.  My attempt clocks in at 200 words exactly. _____________________________________ The crinkling of the paper bag brought hope and…


A Pure Duality

It has come into my mind that you’ve grown frustrated, or confused as to why I have not been in any real sense present in your life. I will not pretend to have an answer sufficient to settle your uneasiness and feeling of loss, but I can perhaps provide a fuller perspective. I don’t know exactly…


A Cigar

Three cheers a man may give to beer, Or set his watch by Scotch. But greatest moments surely are Those when paired with fine cigar.