Random Quotes From Nassim Taleb’s Writings

Over the past 18 months or so I’ve become a huge fan of Nassim Taleb. He got me by discussing Frederic Bastiat, of course. But a lot of wonderful writers cite Bastiat and they don’t challenge me the way Taleb does. It’s his worldview which has me hooked. So, I figure I’m just going to … Read moreRandom Quotes From Nassim Taleb’s Writings

Think Creationism is Silly, Then What is The Big Bang?

How WAS the Universe Created? Let me start this post by saying I am not a creationist necessarily. I don’t know how the universe was created.  But neither do you. The funny thing is I am very much okay with admitting I don’t know how our world came to be.  I find it fascinating to … Read moreThink Creationism is Silly, Then What is The Big Bang?

How To Maximize YOUR Comparative Advantage

I had an epiphany of sorts last night I’ll share with you that is a real world illustration of the economic theory behind comparative advantage. My wife is going to need to start using our basement exercise room, so I bought a dumbbell rack to get my dumbbells off the ground and organized. The problem, … Read moreHow To Maximize YOUR Comparative Advantage

Prohibition=Crime (Remember Eric Garner)

Apparently Seattle has gone fully insane. Look at this picture. The price of Gatorade has increased almost 100% because of the new ‘tax’ on sugary drinks. So, think about this for a second. What are the unintended consequences of this tax? I’ll wait here while you digest this. If you said people will drink less … Read moreProhibition=Crime (Remember Eric Garner)

Why is it Acceptable to Advocate for Communism???

I think one of the reasons Communism still holds some ‘legitimacy’ is the lack of pictures that have been produced to show its horrific history.  Stalin must have known that a picture is worth a MILLION words and so somehow was able to keep photos from being dispersed. To truly know of the history of … Read moreWhy is it Acceptable to Advocate for Communism???

Refugees to the US Prove Your Personal Experiences Will Bias You

One of the benefits of sitting in Atlanta traffic is that I get to listen to a million different podcasts. A podcast my brother introduced me to was that of Malcolm Gladwell.  You may be familiar with Gladwell from his  popular book “Outliers” or his Washington Post reporting. His podcast is fantastic. I highly recommend … Read moreRefugees to the US Prove Your Personal Experiences Will Bias You

In Awe of Our Incredible Universe

I’m in the midst of reading a book from the Bureau of Naval Personnel titled “Basic Electricity” which I bought used on Amazon for like a buck or something. This is a book I can’t read very quickly because I continue to put it down and just think about what I’ve read. Not because I’m … Read moreIn Awe of Our Incredible Universe