That Good Gulf Gas

Well, it turns out that there’s a lot more oil being spilt in the Gulf than anyone knew. Or, at the very least, than anyone was saying. The story has been that the spill was releasing about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) every day. Those numbers were generated early on by government scientists using a method … Continue reading

Mathematical Proof that Al Gore Lies

Climate Change alarmists bandy about graphs and charts and what-not in an attempt to confuse regular folks. They know that you are less likely to challenge them if they have something that looks like empirical proof that they are right. It doesn’t really have to be proof, it just has to look like proof. The … Continue reading

The Party of No(t You)

The Republicans are called ‘The Party of No’ (by many on the left) because of the their unwavering opposition to liberals and their ideas. It must seem (to a liberal) like Republicans would oppose anything that the democrats tried to do, regardless of the proposal. It must seem (again, to a liberal) like Republicans would actually … Continue reading

Bias in the Invisible Market

The Texas State Board of Education debate (previous posts here, here, and here) brings to the forefront the concept of bias, which is often a contentious subject. It’s a subject that is too complicated for just one post, so I’ll split it up, each post approaching the subject from a different angle. I’ll start with … Continue reading

American Health Care is the Best in the World

The American Health Care system is the best in the world. Everybody knows that. Why else would foreign dignitaries come here for their health care? You hear about it all the time. But I don’t have to rely on anecdotal evidence for my proof. I have actual proof. We spend more on health care than … Continue reading

Political Climate Change

There is an insidious and critical problem that threatens to destroy our world. If we don’t change the political climate, and soon, the cumulative effects may not be reversible. You see, for years now the left has been spewing out these wrong-headed half-cooked political fables that they call a philosophy. These ideas aren’t that dangerous … Continue reading

Der Schule is in Session

After this video, I have come to the conclusion that not all rap is bad. Hopefully, this will help convert the next generation of rap fans into Hayekians (or at least away from being Keynesians).

A Lesson on Capitalism

From some of the emails that I have received, it sounds like some of you people don’t understand how capitalism works, and what makes it inherently better than other systems. True capitalism allows the free hand of the invisible market to control everything. You shouldn’t regulate this hand. That’s why it’s called the “free hand“. … Continue reading

Tautology

Some days you just can’t win. I’ve received several emails commenting on my earlier clarification of Occam’s Razor, saying that Tautology isn’t a science. Really? The suffix -ology means ‘the study of’, and is used in sciences like biology, psychology, physiology, and paleontology. I trust I’ve proven my point using the science of word origins … Continue reading

Occam’s Razor

I have gotten a couple of emails saying that I am misrepresenting Occam’s Razor in a previous post. I said that it means: “If it’s the simplest explanation, then it’s true.” They tell me that it’s more complicated than that, that it only means that it’s more likely to be true, etc. But listen here: … Continue reading