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on the proper livelihood of the literary artist

In my last post I talked about how the e-book revolution, despite the high level of automation that it is bringing to the publishing process, has multiplied the labor of authors by giving them more tasks to do. Since this … Continue reading

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will you join the Party when it’s time?

The study of history makes a man wise and judicious. So says Ludwig von Mises on page 30 of Human Action. If he’s right, that would make a powerful reason for anyone to study history—and I think he is right. … Continue reading

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why do we do it?

According to the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, there are two reasons to read a book: amusement learning According to the economist Ludwig von Mises, there are two kinds of writer: creative artists businessmen Are these dichotomies telling me anything? For … Continue reading

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archetypes r us

Yesterday in my post reviewing Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss I said that I had much more to say on the topic. Maybe I’ll try to make a start now. Something I didn’t mention in my review was that for … Continue reading

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Human Action by Ludwig von Mises

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig Von Mises My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the most important books of the 20th century, not yet as influential as it deserves to be. I was brought to this … Continue reading

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