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- Bob Murphy's got a new climate change post, originally written for the Institute of Energy Research, now gracing the pages of The Mises Institute.
I made a few remarks, but my links seem to have triggered a spam filter, so I'm re-posting them here.
what they actually found was that of the sampled papers on climate change, ...more
Here is how I built a high-performance WordPress website in AWS Lightsail for aier.org. While low-traffic blogs can be hosted on a shared hosting service or a cheap VPC, if your site hosts millions of visitors each month, you will need a more ambitious service-oriented architecture.
The key to high-performance WordPress is a service-oriented architecture that splits ...more
- According to a recent survey by Zogby Interactive, the Internet is by far the most popular source of information and the preferred choice for news ahead of television, newspapers, and radio. The majority of Americans now prefer the Internet as their primary and most reliable source of news. Specifically, online publications are preferred over social ...more
- I've seen people lose their Bitcoin in every way imaginable, and I want to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Are you thinking long-term? Will your storage medium last 10 years? Will your family be able to access it in the event of your death? Have you considered that the same events that will ...more
- Why are some people successful -- financially, socially, and romantically, while others stagnate and never amount to anything?
The Abundance Mindset
Successful people share many traits, but I think one key attribute is the abundance mindset.
The abundance mindset sees the universe as full of opportunity -- for friendship, love, and financial success. By contrast, the scarcity mindset ...more
The idea that attention span is shortening, particularly among younger generations is a myth, and the claims are not backed by any evidence. The idea of an "average attention span" is a myth, as there is no such thing. Attention span is very much context-dependent.
Even within particular contexts, such as driving or listening to a lecture, ...more
I have been bugged by friends to share some thoughts on the recent discussion (January 2015) between Tom Woods and Stephan Kinsella on the "libertarian-ness" of corporations, which was held on the Thomas Woods Show, and which they have respectively posted, with supporting references:
I've had countless discussions with Stephan on this topic, chiefly when the ...more
Fixing the Rules of the Game to require MORE "SKIN IN THE GAME".
I'm not suggesting "removing limited liability," because this would both be changing the rules of the game for existing shareholders and of course be vehemently opposed by existing firms. Rather, we need for states to start deregulating for small businesses whose owners/shareholders do ...more
On climate, why are so many anarchists/libertarians/conservatives part of a Bootlegger-Baptist coalition that protects the crony status quo?
Could it be that tribalism and confirmation bias makes hating on lefty enviro-fascist watermelon commies so much fun?
Is there a "burden of proof" before we have to start criticizing government ownership/mismanagement of resources, grants of public utility monopolies ...more
Crazy anti-government people spout off crazy ideas on disaster responses: "Fox Business host John Stossel on Sunday asserted that most government was unnecessary because companies like Walmart would spontaneously provide assistance to disaster victims “in many more ways” than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could."
But there's something to what Stossel says; check into the ...more