It was on this date 75 years ago, in 1939, that John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath was published. Following the Joad family as they lose their family farm in… 342 more words
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Well. Just finished The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and have a couple of observations. More than a couple actually. Note: The term “second-hander” refers to the villains, all those who support the suppression of individuality for the sake of the common good, or collectivism. 1,035 more words
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One thing that the plaza has taught me is just that if you get a group of people together they can do amazing things. And it doesn’t have to – we’re not an unusual group of people.
By Mike Cronin
Why is it that advertisements for luxury goods often appeal to those with “discriminating tastes,” yet it is widely regarded as wrong to discriminate against people on the basis of their genetic makeup, physical abilities, or group affiliations? 208 more words
Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, euphemisms, sneers, and innuendos in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, April 4-11, 2014
collectivist: the opposite of “American,” according to Charles Koch. Wonder where that “We, the People” stuff came from?
confiscatory tax policy: redistribution of capital returns rather than wider distribution of capital ownership. 212 more words
If you listen to certain types of music, that doesn’t make you inherently better than people who don’t listen to that music. If you don’t drink alcohol, that doesn’t make you inherently better than people who do drink alcohol (likewise, drinking doesn’t make you more fun than people who don’t). 348 more words