Henry Ford on fractional-reserve banking.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” The Federal Reserve in 5 minutes. Murray Rothbard – The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar. (I’ll try to remember adding more Murray […]

Purposeful Action

As so eloquently stated by Mises (and elaborated by Rothbard), human beings use means to achieve ends. This is known as “praxeology”. I decided to embark on writing this as, not too long ago, I was sitting and thinking about what I was doing. Now what exactly was it that I was doing? Good question. […]

How do we reconcile the value of being logical with things like human limitations (the eventual exhaustion of the brain, for example), and a human desire to be ILLOGICAL? (Or, rather, an ACCEPTANCE that one is illogical, but accompanied by a general APATHY of that as well: an acceptance that we ALL share to SOME degree or another in various subjects, simply because of our own human limitations, and our own individual desires, the source of which are impossible to pinpoint…) Is there an “appropriate” course of action to settle these conflicts?

The above picture pretty much summarizes my opinions about the stark contrast between mystical moralism and practical logic, and how fear of going to Hell provides an insufficient, malnourishing worldview, whereas true logic is a more effective perspective to apply to yourself, even if it does, say, contrast with certain Biblical Scripture. Does that make me a […]

The most difficult enaction in the universe (an “enaction” defined as “Anything which requires energy.”)

Changing someone’s mind is the most difficult process in the universe. One can create stars more easily than changing someone’s mind. Science. A Treatise on Stubbornness. Education. Things that I have for sale on Kindle. Where you can financially support me if you so desire.

“Real” Actions, and the Relationships Between Famous People and Non-Famous People

I’ve written pieces about this before (see “Are Celebrities REALLY fake? More analysis to come.”, and “‘Everything is Fake’”), but as I always say, I hope to go down a different path even though the topic is similar, as I have already attempted to do many times and which I will probably continue to do […]

The parts of Human Action by Mises that I most intimately relate to (updated as I currently read and find more things to add).

1. “It is vain to object that life and reality are not logical. Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. But logic is the only tool available to man for the comprehension of both. It is vain to object that life and history are inscrutable and ineffable and that human reason […]

The Apparent Conflict Between God’s Sovereignty and Human Action

I’m having a bit of an existential crisis about human action, here. If I accept that human action does not get us closer to God, but rather that God is in control of our faith, etc., then is there any difference between the human action that we take on a political level, or others? In […]

Personal Examination of Experimental Repetition

I once had a blog. I guess it was near 10 year ago, now. Would’ve made me 15, 16 years old. Yikes. Glad it’s not still around (although a part of me wishes I could still see what I wrote, and only me). But I’ve always been a scatterbrained little boy, for a multitude of reasons. […]

The parts of Böhm-Bawerk’s “Capital and Interest” that resonate most with me (updated as I read).

1. “Literally to ascribe to capital a power of producing value is thoroughly to misunderstand the essential nature of value, and thoroughly to misunderstand the essential nature of production. Value is not produced, and cannot be produced. What is produced is never anything but forms, shapes of material, combinations of material; therefore things, goods. These goods […]