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An Argument With My Father

The Gist: How the British Empire wrestled with decline.

Pensions Made Fun

The Gist: 2 of 3 of your federal tax-dollars are spent on entitlements. It all started in 1776…

When Help Hurts

The Gist: Federal entitlements have routinely punished work and marriage while displacing community help.

The High Cost of Good Intentions

The Gist: Don’t trust Congress – they raid funds, their cost estimates are atrocious, and their promises of future restraint are lies.

Worse Than a Stock Market Crash

The Gist: You’ll eventually recover from a crash. Not so much from confiscation, inflation, deflation, and devastation.

Invisible Hand or Iron Fist

The Gist: The finale discussing the  most important book to understand America’s current and future problems.

Literally Making Money

The Gist: 4 ways that conservatives might handle monetary policy to grow the economy and limit government.

More Kids = More America

The Gist:  Americans need to have more kids. A review of What to Expect When No Ones Expecting by Jonathan Last.

Just My Luck

The Gist:  Is it better to be lucky than good? A review of Fooled By Randomness by Nicholas Taleb.

Warren Piece

The Gist:  How the Oracle of Omaha refined his investment strategy to become a billionaire. The second of a two-part …

A Very Different Idea for Ending Spending

The Gist: Turn bondholders into loan sharks. A partial review of 10% Less Democracy by Garett Jones.     How …

When Many Want Your Job

The Gist: Who benefits - and who suffers - from immigration to the U.S. A review of We Wanted Workers …

My Warren Report

The Gist: The origin story of an investing superhero. The first of a two-part review of multiple Buffett biographies. Access …

Say No To The Glow

The Gist: 7 specific, escalating steps to spend less time with your favorite screen. The second of a two-part review …

Has Anything Really Changed Since 1970?

The Gist: A discussion

When Are We Ever Going to Use This?

The Gist: Conventional school teaches disturbingly little worthwhile. A review of Bryan Caplan's the Case Against Education.   When was …

Get Rich Slow

The Gist: An exploration of an investor's most important decision - how much to put where. A review of multiple …

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

The Gist: A tribute to the boring, brilliant, passive, and profitable index fund. A review of multiple books, most notably …

Two More Votes

The Gist: How the awesome Margaret Thatcher lost power. The third of a three-part review of Charles Moore's three volume …

Win Big Or Go Home

The Gist: How the awesome Margaret Thatcher wielded power. The second of a three-part review of Charles Moore's three volume …

My Heroine

The Gist: How the awesome Margaret Thatcher rose to power. The first of a three-part review of Charles Moore's three …

Intervention

The Gist: Tech is designed to distract you from your priorities. The first of a two-part review of multiple books, …

Many Happy Returns

The Gist: Money actually can buy happiness - and pretty cheaply - if it is spent on certain non-things. A …

The Price Was Right

The Gist: America was founded by free trade radicals in a costly revolution. A review of Clashing over Commerce by …

Speak For Yourself

The Gist:  The best advice from a half dozen books on public speaking A review of The Quick and Easy …

The Rosetta Stone Of My Relationship

The Gist: People feel love in different ways. A review of The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I decided …

Check Your Texts

The Gist:  Scalia argues that judges should interpret what the Constitution said, not what they want today. A review of …

You Can’t Choose Your Family

The Gist:  Nearly all dictators' children take advantage of their status, often in defiance of the stated motivating ideology of …

Every Trick In The Book

The Gist: How to choose a book to read. Steal authors’ time, and be mindful of whose time you’re stealing …

Dry Humor

The Gist: 100 years ago, Congress voted for Prohibition. 14 years later, they voted for Repeal. It might not have happened …

The Drinking Age

The Gist: 100 years ago, Congress voted to ban America’s 5th largest industry (and the source of ~40% of government …

Whatever sinks your boat!

The Gist: How the U.S. Navy deep state defied the Constitution to pursue defeat of Japan. A review of Execute …

More Kids = More America

The Gist:  Americans need to have more kids. A review of What to Expect When No Ones Expecting by Jonathan Last.

An Argument With My Father

The Gist: How the British Empire wrestled with decline.

Pensions Made Fun

The Gist: 2 of 3 of your federal tax-dollars are spent on entitlements. It all started in 1776…

When Help Hurts

The Gist: Federal entitlements have routinely punished work and marriage while displacing community help.

The High Cost of Good Intentions

The Gist: Don’t trust Congress – they raid funds, their cost estimates are atrocious, and their promises of future restraint are lies.

Worse Than a Stock Market Crash

The Gist: You’ll eventually recover from a crash. Not so much from confiscation, inflation, deflation, and devastation.

Invisible Hand or Iron Fist

The Gist: The finale discussing the  most important book to understand America’s current and future problems.

Literally Making Money

The Gist: 4 ways that conservatives might handle monetary policy to grow the economy and limit government.

Just My Luck

The Gist:  Is it better to be lucky than good? A review of Fooled By Randomness by Nicholas Taleb.

Warren Piece

The Gist:  How the Oracle of Omaha refined his investment strategy to become a billionaire. The second of a two-part …

A Very Different Idea for Ending Spending

The Gist: Turn bondholders into loan sharks. A partial review of 10% Less Democracy by Garett Jones.     How …

When Many Want Your Job

The Gist: Who benefits - and who suffers - from immigration to the U.S. A review of We Wanted Workers …

Has Anything Really Changed Since 1970?

The Gist: A discussion