Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
From The Daily Mail A woman who held the record for playing in the same professional orchestra for the longest amount of time, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), has died. Jane Little, who was 87 and a renowned double bassist, collapsed on stage during a Sunday lunchtime classical pop concert in Atlanta. She was taken […]
By Eric Peters The easiest way to make a sale is to have something to sell that people want but no one else is selling. Like a diesel pick-up truck, for instance. There are very few – and only one that isn’t at least a 1500. It’s the mid-sized GMC Canyon (and its Chevy-badged twin, […]
FREDERICK THE GREAT: KING OF PRUSSIA By Tim Blanning Random House, $35.00, 653 pages It is always a pleasure to review a well-written book on an important subject. Cambridge scholar Tim Blanning’s “Frederick the Great,” a lengthy but never lagging biography of one of history’s most enigmatic monarchs, is both. I must confess to being […]
Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” could not unseat “Captain America: Civil War” at the top of the box office over the weekend. The Marvel superhero sequel took the top spot for the second straight week. “Civil War,” the third film in the franchise that includes 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014’s “Captain America: The […]
Fast Facts: › Highest-resolution study to date of ground sinking in and around New Orleans. › NASA airborne radar was able to detect sinking or deformation even in single structures › Results can help decision makers more effectively address and reverse the effects of sinking and improve public safety. New Orleans and surrounding areas continue […]
New research presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis is making waves across the country’s intensive care units (ICU) every bit as much as it is inside people’s homes. The authors analyzed hospital admissions from 2011 to 2015 for adults over the age of 18 in […]
From Travel Pulse There is a cruise experience that now offers guests the chance to make their very own wine while learning insider tips from one of the nation’s leading wine makers. Talk about the ultimate dream trip for wine lovers! Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam—which recently made its maiden voyage—is home to Blend, […]
By Eric Peters It is almost halfway through 2016 and – still – no (new) diesels for you. Not from VW, at any rate. Uncle has still not given his permission for the sale of any 2016 model year TDI (diesel) powered VW cars. The entire inventory sits and waits. Perhaps forever. But another couple […]
By Joseph Bottum As recently as twenty years ago—maybe even just fifteen years ago—you had to know about the Spanish Civil War. That is, you had to know about it if you wanted to be a political commentator, a public intellectual, a voice in the ideological battles of the American public square. To be an […]
Kelly C. Smith, Clemson University NASA’s chief scientist recently announced that “…we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” Such a discovery would clearly rank as one of the most important in human history and immediately […]