Archive for Deep Thoughts

What Would History Look Like to Prove the Scaremongers Right?

David R. Henderson links to a 2009 Freeman article from Todd Zywicki that has the following: The headlines are alarming. The New York Times panicked that Americans are “Running in Debt” and just a few years later warned that Americans were “Borrowing Trouble.” Business Week asked, “Is the Country Swamped with Debt?” and U.S. News […]

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An Essay for Single Christian Men

I am an economist, and so this essay may seem totally out of the blue. However, I have noticed certain patterns in the dating arena over the years, and I think some of my observations may enlighten. I am targeting this essay to single, heterosexual Christian men, especially those who are frustrated with the opposite […]

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Think About This For a Second

We were talking about experiments concerning special relativity, and I said that an atomic clock was super accurate. My son asked what exactly that meant. This question befuddled me, because I realized I couldn’t come up with a non-arbitrary way of defining a “true” second. Wikipedia informs us: The second (symbol: s) is the base […]

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Deep Thoughts, by Bob Murphy

A lot of people are angry and depressed because they haven’t made it, even though they’re more talented than many of the people who have made it. A lot of people are angry and depressed because they’ve made it, and yet it didn’t make them happy.

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