Yearly Archives: 2013

THE HIDDEN PONZI SCHEMES, PART II

Ponzi1920

In the Hidden Ponzi Schemes, I talked about meter maids, tolls, social security, and the IMF. Recent news has led me to discover another danger lurking in our midst. Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that for fiscal year

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THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY by MURRAY N. ROTHBARD

The Ethics of Liberty

♦♦♦♦♦ (of 5) The bottom line: This is an excellent “next step” book on libertarianism, perfect for anyone who has a basic understanding of the philosophy but would like more information and practical application of its principles to life’s more

Posted in Book Reviews, Politics

LEVITICUS INTERPRETATION by SAMUEL E. BALENTINE

Levitiucs Interpretation

♦♦♦♦♦ (of 5) The bottom line: A superb analysis of the Bible’s third book, but this commentary certainly is not for those without discipline or conviction.   Many have assumed that ancient Israel’s priestly tradition (the Levites) is preoccupied with

Posted in Book Reviews, Religion

PERILOUS HOBBIES: HOBBY LOBBY AND THE OBAMACARE MANDATE

Hobby Lobby

We have reached a pivotal juncture in America’s legal journey—one that will decide if the government has the legal authority to compel you and me to participate in behaviors that directly violate our religious beliefs. I find the conundrum paradoxical

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JOHN INTERPRETATION by GERALD S. SLOYAN

John Interpretation

♦♦♦♦ (of 5) The bottom line: Read this book.   Anyone looking to expand their knowledge base on the fourth chapter of the synoptic gospel would be satisfied with the John Interpretation. The author makes frequent side-references to scriptures and

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WHY DIETS FAIL

Diets

Quite simply, dieters fail because the human body is not designed for dieting. Our bodies need calories for fuel, and physiologically, voluntary calorie restriction is a direct threat to this natural self-preserving mechanism. Our bodies embrace the life-sustaining sustenance in

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GENESIS INTERPRETATION by WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

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♦♦♦♦♦ (of 5) The bottom line: A must read for anyone serious about laying a foundation for biblical study.   Genesis Interpretation is the second book I have read in the Interpretation series (John), and I am equally impressed with

Posted in Book Reviews, Religion

THE FATAL CONCEIT by F.A. HAYEK

The Fatal Conceit

♦♦♦ (of 5)  The bottom line: Not a classic like The Road to Serfdom but an adequate argument against the logic of socialist theory, and the principles of socialist thought.   The Fatal Conceit has a central argument that can be

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NARRATIVES: THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEBACLE

Iran

Words have tremendous power, and those who have become adept at using and manipulating words wield ever more power. Political narratives can be terribly controlling, because regardless of what is really happening, a story can be concocted in order to

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RACE AND CULTURE by THOMAS SOWELL

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♦♦♦♦ (of 5) The bottom line: A thought provoking, if not a thought challenging, analysis on the way race has shaped the past and continues to influence the dynamics of the modern world.   Race and Culture takes a very

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