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Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck
Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’.  I read plenty of books out here.  Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.   362 more words
Book Review

Ringling not just about Circus...

Just about everyone has gone to the circus, and when you talk circus the first name that comes to mind is John Nicholas Ringling.  He was the most well known of the seven Ringling brothers. 615 more words


Real and Pseudo Gold Standards: Could Friedman Tell the Difference?

One of the first academic papers by Milton Friedman that I read was “Real and Pseudo Gold Standards.” It’s an interesting paper presented to the Mont Pelerin Society in September 1961 and published in the… 3,241 more words

Gold Standard

Art exhibit review: Experience America at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

I will preface this post by saying that of all of the arts out there, I find visual arts to be the most intimidating, what I am least comfortable reviewing. 593 more words

The Grapes of Wrath: An Eternal Classic

I was required to read this book for a university American Lit. course and didn’t think much of it then, but, at the time, everything was postmodernism and ‘realism’ was, generally, frowned upon. 339 more words


Sparpolitik is actually Investitionspolitik

German blog Nachdenkseiten comments on the crisis of the French government by saying that the vocabulary needs to be rethought. The German Sparpolitik could be translated as policy of thrift. 675 more words

European Union

2nd edition of AFTER JEWEL with "new" cover

Edited version of AFTER JEWEL with new cover and price.