Nothing is wrong with you

Some midday inspiration from James Altucher (well, really from Gabi Uri, but featured today on Altucher’s blog). Gabi has no calf muscles, but holds the world record for for females holding the plank position. I do remember the last thing Gabi said before she got off stage. The final moments of her talk. She said: […]

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Homes of the wealthy

A cool list from Yahoo! of the most expensive homes for sale in each state. The cheapest is in North Dakota, where home values have fallen over the past year despite the state’s booming oil industry.

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Here’s nice summary of four economists’ in-their-own-words views on why inflation is so low despite five years of quantitative easing. I find Schiff unconvincing, Henderson refreshing, Sumner quite convincing, and Murphy wrong (disappointingly). Check it out and see if you can tell why.

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Turbocharged

The new Motorola Droid Turbo gets up to eight hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge. That’s fast, but I’m still holding out for a chargeless phone. Solar panel smartphone screens, anyone?

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Ben Carson is confused

Ben Carson is confused. I’ll leave the details up to Matt Welch at Reason.com. I’ve long been suspicious of Ben Carson. He seems to have good intentions, but that doesn’t make up for his rather disturbing comments about how economies work. He’d probably make a nice dinner guest, but he’s not someone free market fans should want […]

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What 1920 means for today

I got published today at Values & Capitalism. Topic is the election of 1920 and why American voters aren’t as hopeless as some pundits might say. In 1920, they voted for deflation and extreme austerity in the form of Warren G. Harding. His acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention called for “thrift and economy, […]

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Minimum wage, maximum stupidity

I’m quoted in this piece at Casey Research on minimum wage. Coincidentally, I’ve met this author before, though I doubt he remembers me. He was president of the Mises Institute when I attended Mises University in 2011.

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Say something!

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” The more I get out into the world, the more I’m convinced this is terrible advice—especially for people wise enough to take maxims like this seriously. Successful people ask questions. They take risks. They probe for answers. They […]

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