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

Temperature report from the Colorado Arctic South

  Time / MTN Home / DEN Home 4AM /  -4F /   -10F 7:30 /  -8F / unk 9:45 /  -8F /   -8F  11:30 / -5F / -1F . Forecast high of -4F here in the mountains.  Sun is slightly breaking through the haze. Heat wave! . Forecast high of 1F in … Continue reading Temperature report from the Colorado Arctic South

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