Archive for May, 2012
Dave Killion — May 31, 2012
Environmental Graffiti presents an album of desert plants -
“Some plants seem to be capable of enduring in the face of all adversity, carving a niche for themselves where nothing else is able to flourish…
Apart from being determination personified… these instances of vegetation in arid places are also apt metaphors for learning to live through life’s toughest patches, when one feels prickly, parched and alone in the desert of life.”
Just the sort of thing to inspire libertarians in our struggle to keep alive the ideas of liberty!
Dave Killion — May 30, 2012
I’ve been enjoying “Justified“, which just recently got the nod for a fourth season. The series revolves around a character created by Elmore Leonard, who is probably my favourite writer of crime fiction, which is probably my favourite genre along with science fiction. Leonard’s writing is fun because of all the great dialogue, but I sure get annoyed at how willing all the characters are to chat with the police. I guess that’s why there is great libertarian sci-fi, but no libertarian crime fiction. How can you write snappy dialogue when all your characters are libertarian, and therefore would know that talking to law enforcement is very dangerous and best avoided? I imagine it would be very dull indeed.
Dave Killion — May 29, 2012
Quebec students have been protesting for over 100 days , and I have repeatedly heard pundits debating whether or not increased tuition would lower university enrollment. I would think it’s more important to determine whether or not it lowers university graduations.
And if you weren’t being forced to subsidize university students, why would you even care about that?
Dave Killion — May 28, 2012
This being Memorial Day in the U.S., David Henderson, is sharing thoughts of appreciation for veterans over at Econlog. He recalls a brief tale he once read -
“General: “Men, we’re surrounded, but the enemy has the same number of soldiers we do. So some man out there is going to try to kill you, and your job is to kill him first.”
Private: “General, could you point to the man you want me to kill? I believe that he and I can make another arrangement.”