Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If I could find a way to dress up as the illusion of self-government revealed, I could scare the wits and the crap out of all the neighbors.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jane Addams Pens

Sociologist, suffragette, social worker, philosopher, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, in 1924 or 1926 (Bain News Service)100 years ago today, Jane Addams wrote to the Persona Non Grata of this blog, arguing the dangers of preparing for war.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Union Dissolved

110 years ago today, King Oscar II abdicated the ancient throne of St. Olav, formally ending the union of Sweden and Norway, being a step on the march towards ever increasing democracy.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ortega y Gasset Passed

60 years ago today, José Ortega y Gasset passed from this world.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Faber on the Money

Monday, October 12, 2015

Quote of the Month (September)

Over at Eric Peters Autos, writes Mr. Eric Peters:

Democracy is an incredibly successful long con.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Poll Results: Kicking the Can Down the (Financial/Monetary Policy) Road Is a Consequence Of?

kicking the can down the road
The results for the poll asking what “[k]icking the can down the (financial/monetary policy) road is a consequence of,” ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 15.
  • democracy: 11 (73%)
  • democracy getting out of hand: 4 (26%)
  • neither: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Interregnum of Portugal at 105

105 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!