From this EconLog post
just because some people cannot be trusted with liberty does not mean other people can be trusted with power
Pithy – short, and to the point – the LP should abandon all of their other messaging and go with that. Very, very incomplete, but better than their current offerings.
A perfect essay by Asimov on the right way to view the world
Another way of looking at it is to ask what is the “curvature” of the earth’s surface Over a considerable length, how much does the surface deviate (on the average) from perfect flatness. The flat-earth theory would make it seem that the surface doesn’t deviate from flatness at all, that its curvature is 0 to the mile.
Nowadays, of course, we are taught that the flat-earth theory is wrong; that it is all wrong, terribly wrong, absolutely. But it isn’t. The curvature of the earth is nearly 0 per mile, so that although the flat-earth theory is wrong, it happens to be nearly right. That’s why the theory lasted so long.
From Tim Ferriss’ newsletter
“I will have to remember ‘I am here today to cross the swamp, not to fight all the alligators.’”
— From The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander
From this blog post
What do the progressives want the authorities to do? Build a prison cell inside his prison cell and another one inside of that to create a turducken of felonious intent?
Turducken of felonious intent is one of the greatest word sequences ever.
From this video by Indy Neidel – here is a saying started by the Finns in the Finnish – Soviet War of 1939
They are so many, and our county so small
Where shall we find room to bury them all?
I’m just coming off of my latest obsession – and here is Tyler Cowen’s post on the topic.
(Discussing his sort of retirement from music, written from memory)
I’ve always lived by the principle that if you’ve seen Cincinnati you don’t need to see Cleveland
Meaning that if something is no longer fun, then stop.