While I usually try to write something original for you…the beginning of this week is proving to be quite crammed. And I mean crammed. It is a new experience to be teaching two classes. I’m used to a speech or two but preparing for two classes each week…that’s a little different. I’ve probably said this before, but I’m teaching two classes, preparing for two speeches, trying to keep up with this site, work on my Intro to Economics Workshop, do Spanish, and a myriad of other things. In light of that, today I’m going to give you some random links to keep you busy, if you need to stay occupied. This is my equivalent of Bob Murphy’s Potpourri…I didn’t want to steal his word, so I used a different one.
I watched this movie on Saturday…very funny old film.
An article on the use of language and a discussion about if our words control the concepts we think about.
Another reason why I’m glad I don’t go to public school…If I did, I might get my own RFID card! And speaking of education, here’s an article about how university isn’t for everyone. Hmmm….sound familiar? Oh, and were we talking about education? Here’s Chapter 3 of John Taylor Gatto’s magnificent book on the history of education in America.
Here’s a graph showing what Jeffrey Tucker calls the “glorious stimulus.” Very thought-provoking. Let me just say this, it isn’t what you think it is.
While I don’t agree with all the articles on this site, this one is a very interesting article about the “Paradoxes of Modern Liberty” which goes back to the French Revolution, the idea of absolute liberty and the result–terrorism and mass murders.