A Message to Republicans

The following was shared with me recently.  I suggest Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans DO NOT READ THIS. My apology to viewers looking for travel and photography.  I have a great skiing post planned for publication soon, looking at ski run tracking apps I've been using.  However I do like to mix it up. I … Continue reading A Message to Republicans

Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Purely for my own education I've been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them.  I'm looking for facts, ma'am, just the facts.  This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from the New York Times: . . . . After reading it I thought the article … Continue reading Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book.  I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government altruism that is bankrupting us.  It offers logical steps to reclaim the good of free … Continue reading Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

This is a dynamic, powerful book.  It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason.  Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time).  Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

What are YOU reading? …and other musings

But enough about you. Today while I walked KaCee the Wonder Dog along side the Dam Road I listened to most of the Werner Erhard CD: Transformation: The Life And Legacy Of Werner Erhard.  (Listening is almost the same as reading, and listening about Werner is valuable literature indeed.)  It was poignant, moving, profound.  I recommend … Continue reading What are YOU reading? …and other musings

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (the movie)

This movie, based on Ayn Rand's novel, was both thought provoking and enjoyable.  When it ended I thought, darn!  I have to wait one year for Part II to be released, and two years for Part III!  (If the producers keep on schedule, and I hope they do.) I've read 'Shrugged' a couple of times … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (the movie)

CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand

I finally finished CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand.  I'd been struggling with it, because she writes with a precision and intensity on which my lazy reading style has difficulty focusing.  Regardless, she nails it.  I'll have to write a book about it sometime.  I recommend it.  The first 3 chapters are particularly cogent … Continue reading CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand

The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)

I recently read The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction).  This short book is a great overview of some of the 19th Century capitalists that built America and contributed to raising the standard of living.  Contrary to popular opinion, many of them came from humble roots and worked to build their … Continue reading The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)

What are YOU reading?

But enough about you.  [Let me know anyway.  🙂 ]  I am far from the most avid reader one can find on the blog pages these days.  However... With the aim of tempering my non-fiction reading (current events, economics, politics, Ayn Rand) I have absorbed a lot of fiction in the past few months.  (The … Continue reading What are YOU reading?

CliffsNotes: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

I finished this great little review of the subject epic tome. A friend suggested this and CliffsNotes: FOUNTAINHEAD as good summaries to enhance one's understanding of the books. I've read them both now and I heartily agree with his assessment. As it states in the beginning of Shrugged Notes, the summary is in no way a … Continue reading CliffsNotes: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand