A Link Smorgasbord

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…

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More from Mises U

Today is the last day of Mises University 2010. I’m already making plans for next year. 🙂 Here’s an observation from the week: Something that I love about the Mises Institute is the aesthetic beauty. Yes, the building is a little confusing because of all the additions, stairways, and so…

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Interview with a Double

It seems that interviews are all the rage these days, from Lew Rockwell interviewing Ron Paul to Tom Woods being interviewed by a Zombie. Some of us more unfortunate people aren’t exactly being bombarded with requests to be interviewed. Yet we (translate: I) want in on the fun too. So, why…

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Why College?

Over the months, I’ve read numerous articles about why young people shouldn’t go to college. One is here at Forbes, one by Gary North on the revolutionary approach of MIT, one on the sometimes worthlessness of college degrees at LewRockwell.com, The Case Against a College Education at Time.com, one at…

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In Bob Murphy’s Words, “Shameless Self-Promotion”

These are some online reports or promotions of events in which I’ve participated. Bio at the Stephenson County Tea Party website and at the Monroe Times Report from Stephenson County Tea Party Speech at Rock River Times and here at the Prairie Advocate Report from Stephenson County Tea Party Speech at…

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The Underground History of American Education

A new book is due out soon by John Taylor Gatto, read about it here. Samuel Blumenfield notes, “…with the educational-industrial complex, we are dealing with an entirely different animal, one that eats children alive, destroys minds, destroys families, undermines our culture, provides neither protection from our enemies nor academic…

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