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The Morality of Work and Wealth (L25)

The morality of work and wealth is much simpler than it seems when first considered. Although there are many specific jobs that can be argued either moral or immoral by different people, I like to think I take a pretty basic, and arguably ‘fair’ stance on the subject.  282 more words

Personal Finance

Bastiat's Concept of the Politics of Plunder (L20)

One of the most famous lines of Bastiat’s Government is “government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else,” and I think it perfectly embodies his concept of plunder. 89 more words

Government 1A

October 20, 1720: Met a Guy in Calico

It was the golden age of piracy — that period from the mid-17th to mid 18th century during which such luminaries as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard terrorized shipping throughout the New World. 439 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Hanging Tombs


Day 2 in the Colca Canyon tour we left Cabanaconde to wend our way back to Chivay for the night. First we visited the famous Cruz del Condor. 56 more words


Are you Columbus?

Today marks the 77th year that Columbus Day has been nationally recognized although the discovery of the Americas has been celebrated since the 1700’s. Columbus Day has been a day to remember the height of exploration, patriotism and courage. 1,141 more words


Plundering to the Max...only in the Philippines

Plundering to the Max

…only in the Philippines

By Apolinario Villalobos

With the recent bomb that exploded, that of the ill-gotten wealth of the Binays that consist a sprawling hacienda in Rosario, Batangas, exposed by the whistle blower, former Vice-Mayor of Makati, Ernesto Mercado, the reputation of the country’s ailing political system which is best with exploitation and corruption is further pushed down the bog of shame. 690 more words

Apolinario Villalobos

The Raj

bound from Bombay
for the overland east
across four thousand
years tolled by scripture
oaken crates holding
artifact specimens
Madras museums await
with a pride of defiance… 79 more words