Posted in February, 2014

Warming and Cooling Predictions

A partial list of predictions and comments over 117 years Source: Press Release, “Earth Day 2008: Predictions of Environmental Disaster Were Wrong,” Washington Policy Center, April 22, 2008. “Is our climate changing? The succession of temperate summers and open winters through several years, culminating last winter in the almost total failure of the ice crop […]

How Did Jefferson Know?

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” […]

Brave New World?

The following italicized paragraphs are extracted from my essay; “The Personalist Manifest” completed in September, 1998, and forming part of my collection of six essays collectively entitled, “Personalism v. Socialism” published in spring 2001. It is amazing how accurately Mr. Huxley foresaw the future. It is horrifying how much more quickly it is occurring than even […]

Is Capitalism Conservative?

“The word ‘capitalism’ was coined by Karl Marx who hoped this labelling would help in his crusade to denigrate the system of private property and market enterprise and promote socialism.” [from a book review published in the Ludwig Von Mises Institute’s DAILY ARTICLE.] But ‘capitalism’ is a very limited, specific term for one of the three […]

Reds Are Socialists

In the election when President Ronald Reagan won all but one state, a commentator described a map of the results as looking like a “blue lake”. When posting the results of the 2000 presidential election, a history-challenged TV graphics person coloured the democratic states blue and the republican states red. For some inexplicable reason, the […]