Conservatism: the holding of political views that favor free enterprise, private ownership, and socially traditional ideas.Liberalism: a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties, democracy, and free enterprise.Contrarianism: a practice of opposing or rejecting popular opinion, or more minimally, a practice of always interrogating current practices.Non-Conformism: practicing behaviors or holding views that … More Praising the Platypus.
Not many people remember that Patrick Henry, the fiery American patriot and founder who famously declared “Give me liberty, or give me death!” opposed the United States Constitution which replaced the Articles of Confederacy. He believed it gave too many powers to the proposed government and in particular to its Chief Executive. A revolutionary who’d … More The Direct End of Government
It’s happened again, and will happen again. And we mourn, and then we fight over what to do about it. On one side, many voices call for gun bans and confiscations of specific classes of guns. They read from the Gospel of the New York Times: “America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and … More Here We Are Again.
Being a financial advisor is a lot like being Cassandra, the Greek prophetess everyone completely ignored; her last piece of advice had to do with the wisdom of bringing a wooden horse inside the walls of Troy. Becoming a financial advisor isn’t difficult, nor does it require a great deal of arcane knowledge; the core … More For What It’s Worth, II