Welcome New Babies

I’d like to welcome two new babies: Michael Brancato, son of Kevin Brancato and his wife, and Mateo Firth, son of Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli. Benvenuti! … More Welcome New Babies

In the same post, AtlanticBlog mentions Thomas Sowell on economic and demographic change in California. Sowell asks this question: After years — indeed, generations — of being a magnet for people and businesses, California is now exporting both, including particularly young people. Why? His hypothesis: One reason is that California’s politicians are following a strategy … More More

In the same post, AtlanticBlog mentions Thomas Sowell on economic and demographic change in California. Sowell asks this question: After years — indeed, generations — of being a magnet for people and businesses, California is now exporting both, including particularly young people. Why? His hypothesis: One reason is that California’s politicians are following a strategy … More More

In the same post, AtlanticBlog mentions Thomas Sowell on economic and demographic change in California. Sowell asks this question: After years — indeed, generations — of being a magnet for people and businesses, California is now exporting both, including particularly young people. Why? His hypothesis: One reason is that California’s politicians are following a strategy … More More

In the same post, AtlanticBlog mentions Thomas Sowell on economic and demographic change in California. Sowell asks this question: After years — indeed, generations — of being a magnet for people and businesses, California is now exporting both, including particularly young people. Why? His hypothesis: One reason is that California’s politicians are following a strategy … More More

Bastiat Should Be Required Reading

I think Frederic Bastiat was one of the most insightful writers on state power. He starts off his major work, The Law, with a bang in the introduction: If every person has the right to defend even by force-his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the … More Bastiat Should Be Required Reading

Pascal On Proof And Custom

I’ve forgotten to check Eric Rasmusen’s blog lately, and in revisiting there this morning I noticed his interesting post on Pascal, proof and custom. The passage he chose to quote, from Pensees, is striking, and not something that I’ve typically associated with Pascal: For we must not misunderstand ourselves; we are as much automatic as … More Pascal On Proof And CustomMore Pascal On Proof And Custom