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Methodological Individualism

The term methodological individualism was coined by the Austrian economist and historian Joseph Schumpeter, who also, incidentally, coined the term creative destruction, in reference to the “gales of innovation” which freedom of exchange unleashes. Methodological individualism is another way of saying individualistic method. Both terms denote “a principle of explanation, in which the individual human…

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Whiskey Wisdom: Fragmenting the Collective into Shards of Individuality that Positively Sparkle and Shine

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“Whiskey is Merely Sunshine Held Together by Water”

  Prelude   It was a mysterious message that started it all: a mistaken text sent to her number in the dead of night, her phone, face-up across her lap, all at once coming to life with a soundless throb of silvery light.  Later, when she shuffled back through the slender deck of cards which…

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The Power of Ideas

It was toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and absturse books of philosophy. Their bread, their work, their private lives began to depend on this or that decision in disuputes on…

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Christopher Columbus, Howard Zinn, and A People’s History of The United States

This is excerpted from Chapter 25 of my forthcoming. Chapter 25 Howard Zinn, who was not a historian, is the author of a cultic classic called A People’s History of the United States, which is a tour-de-force of historical misinformation, sloppy scholarship, and outright prevarications. This perhaps partially explains why on the subject of history…

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SARS-CoV-2 And Herd Immunity — One More Time — And The Rebel Without A Cosmo

As many among us stated in the beginning: absent a cure or vaccination, you simply cannot stop the spread of any coronavirus or rhinovirus, novel or non-novel. Nor does the virus get bored or tired and so move on to another planet. This is why I’m posting a recent thread I read (click on each image…

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Individuality

Thinking and acting are indivisible and inseparable. They can for the purpose of study be broken down into component parts, but in actuality — i.e. in how they function — thinking and acting are entirely unified and symbiotic: two inextricable pieces of an elegantly integrated whole. Thinking and acting are another way of describing the…

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The Heartbreaking Truth About The History Of Human Enslavement

The heartbreaking truth about human enslavement is that it’s existed across all races and all major cultures, and it has existed since the dawn of humankind: Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Jewish, African, Asian, European, Mayan, Aztec, and countless others. As long as there have been human beings, there have also been purveyors of force enslaving their…

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“Black Lives Matter Will Come Out And Start A Race War, But They Won’t Come Out And Deal With Our Race”

Today is the 90th birthday of the American economist Dr. Thomas Sowell — a true genius and independent-thinker, who’s been an inspiration to me for a long time, and from whom I’ve learned a great deal. I sincerely believe that it has never been more important to read and understand Thomas Sowell. In his autobiography…

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Covid-19 Creates One Of The Greatest Scandals In Medical History — Or, At Any Rate, Brings It To A Head

This is for all those who don’t believe that science has become totally politicized and therefore totally corrupt — climate science perhaps most especially — who have hounded and harassed me and others like me a long time now for pointing out that the peer-review process has long become a farce and the scientific method,…

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If You Only Ever Understand One Thing About Work, Let It Be This

It’s not merely for money that healthy humans work. Before free-exchange which created specialization which created the division of labor, the vast majority of human exertion was directed toward one thing only, and that was the production of food. For most of human history, people labored their entire lives, from sun-up to sundown, six or…

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Wildly Inaccurate Predictions & U.S. Health Secretary Admits: “No Spike In Coronavirus In Places Reopening”

? continued … As the graphics above indicate, there is no proof that lockdowns decreased transmission of the Covid-19 virus. That is the first thing to note. The notion that “lockdowns saved a million lives,” as Snopes recently put it, is not merely an unsubstantiated claim: it may well turn out to be the precise…

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A Morality Tale of Two Playgrounds

These are both recent photos — and they pretty well encapsulate everything significant about the Covid-19 disparities and vicissitudes and inanities: This first one is Malmo, Sweden — one of the few countries which, as you know, did not succumb to mass hysteria, nor conform nor cave to the intense consensus pressure which is still…

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Covid-19 Is Not Like The Flu In These Two Important Ways — And We Should All Be Grateful 

Covid-19 may have an overall lethality that’s closer to seasonal flu than previously thought, but in the following two ways it is not like seasonal flu: If it were like the flu, 700 children would now be dead and 150 infants would be deceased. As it is, 17 deaths across both age brackets have been…

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Empirical Evidence Lockdowns Don’t Accomplish Much [UPDATE: “STAGGERING NUMBER OF EXTRA DEATH” In England and Wales Attributed To Lockdowns]

  Today Denmark, which reopened its schools on April 15th, declared its first day of no Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began. Denmark’s state epidemiologist also recently said a second wave is “very unlikely.” Full article via Reuters: The following if from 2006 survey of disease mitigation strategies by several top epidemiologists, who back then…

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