Van Harvey

  • No one fights alone – The secret to making life meaningful

    No philosophy or politics today, just a few jet-lagged thoughts and observations from this weekend on watching others fighting the good fight for love and for life. As so many of us know, when cancer comes for you… no one fights alone. But not everyo…

  • The Unseen Threat of Economic Thinking

    SoOo… why in the face of ‘impeachment’ and Virginia threatening gun confiscations (Fail!) & red-flag arrests, and young people being open to socialism, and Bernie Sanders winning primaries to give it to them, why the heck am I still going on with…

  • The Economy isn’t about economics, stupid!

    Every once in a while I get reminded that I tend to look at things a bit differently than others. I stumbled myself into an excellent example of that this weekend, when I criticized a popular conservative meme which purports to analyze the math of Bern…

  • Happy 228th Birthday to our Bill of Rights!

    228 years ago today, December 15th, 1791, our states were united in ratifying the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America! Strange, that these same individual rights which we once understood to be so essential to l…

  • Two Liberties and the Futility of Utility

    To hear the proponents of ‘Free Trade!’ tell it, America’s national policy should be guided by economic interests, and government should never interfere with international trade. Odd then, that the power to “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations” i…

  • Two Liberties and the Futility of Utility

    To hear the proponents of ‘Free Trade!’ tell it, America’s national policy should be guided by economic interests, and government should never interfere with international trade. Odd then, that the power to “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations” i…

  • Remember, remember, the 7th of December

    Remember, remember, the 7th of December, 1941… another morning when a world of change came out of a clear blue sky.Remember that when you hyperbolically use words to inflate minor incidents into raging crises – that a crisis that is appropriate …

  • Remember, remember, the 7th of December

    Remember, remember, the 7th of December, 1941… another morning when a world of change came out of a clear blue sky.Remember that when you hyperbolically use words to inflate minor incidents into raging crises – that a crisis that is appropriate …

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    For all my friends and family who understand the importance of talking to each other, and discussing all matters about family and friends, and religion and politics and nutrition, and know how to disagree reasonably without becoming disagreeable – I gi…

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