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Henry’s 12 Rules of Life

Progress is inevitable, pushed by man’s desire to better his condition. We can screw it up in countless and incredibly severe ways, but we progress anyway.  Look how much better off we are today from 1900 despite two world wars and the Great Depression, and thousands of violent conflicts and collapses.

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Stagnant Inertia

Six years from the Great Recession and the excuses for the tepid recovery are becoming worn.  This time is different- well it always is.  There may be an issue with structural changes that affect employment and wages, but this is…

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Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Stanislaw Lec (6 March 1909 – 7 May 1966) was a Polish poet, aphorist,  and holocaust survivor.  I have often used his quote “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible” or some iteration of the thought to describe the…

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Just One More Snowflake

Why is it more moral for a federal bureaucrat in a state-supplied SUV to shut down an offshore oil rig on grounds that it is too dangerous for the environment than for a private individual to risk his own capital…

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