What Are The Georgics, Really?

    CHICKENS ROAMING THE YARD AT MONTICELLO COLLEGE "What are the Georgics?,"  is a really good question.  Let me qualify myself before I attempt to answer this. I grew up on a 40-acre farm with 1,000 chickens, 30 head of cattle, 10 pigs and an assortment of ducks, geese, cats, and dogs...

Attention Span: Our National Education Crisis, Part Three

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Fallacy Number 1: Learning should be fun. Indeed, the lesson seems to be that everything should be fun. The worst criticism of our time is that something is boring, as if that made it less true or less important or less right. There is nothing wrong with...

Attention Span: Our National Education Crisis, Part Four

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here   Fallacy Number 4: “Balance” means balancing work with entertainment. Today’s adults don’t usually find out what really hard work is until they graduate and have to support a family. The average person supporting a family in modern America puts in over fifty hours...

Does Anybody Understand This Stuff?: Part 8, Modern Economics – A Thumbnail Sketch of 4,000 Years of Economics

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here Read Part Four Here Read Part Five Here Read Part Six Here Read Part Seven Here  Key Points For Modern Economics Our brief look at modern economics covers key concepts only to provide you with a starting point regarding prominent economic ideas of the modern age.  We have divided...

Attention Span: Our National Education Crisis, Part Two

Read Part One Here II. Attention Span and Freedom Of course, attention span by itself is not enough to guarantee education or freedom, but a person lacking attention span must either develop it or he will not become educated, and a nation without attention span must either gain it or lose...

Does Anybody Understand This Stuff?: Part 7, Radical Economics – A Thumbnail Sketch of 4,000 Years of Economics

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here Read Part Four Here Read Part Five Here Read Part Six Here Read Part Eight Here Key Economic Points The beginning of the 20th century saw an explosion of violent and radical application of various economic principles. Philosopher King First let's lay out a couple of economic theories. Then...

Does Anybody Understand This Stuff?: Part 6, Classical Liberal Economics – A Thumbnail Sketch of 4,000 Years of Economics

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here Read Part Four Here Read Part Five Here Political Economy Before we move on to classical liberal economics, I want to touch on the term “political economy.” Sourcing Wikipedia, originally, political economy meant the study of the conditions under which production or consumption within limited parameters...

Does Anybody Understand This Stuff?: Part 5, Mercantilism and The Physiocrats – A Thumbnail Sketch of 4,000 Years of Economics

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here Read Part Four Here Read Part Six Here Mercantilism and the Physiocrats (1500-1800AD) Mercantilism A later development of the feudal system, mercantile economics' primary goal was to develop national and oligarchical wealth through policies that favored minimal imports and maximum exports. This system dominated Western...

Does Anybody Understand This Stuff?: Part 4, Medieval Economics – A Thumbnail Sketch of 4,000 Years of Economics

Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here Read Part Five Here Medieval Economics (500-1200 A.D.) Medieval European economics are generally divided into 4 parts: Early Medieval Economics The Influence of Aquinas Late Medieval Economics The Influence of Bodin Early Medieval Economics There are five major expressions of Early Medieval economics: 1. Feudal System* 2. Guild System 3. The...

National Defense Authorization Act: Is This The Line In The Sand?

Posse Comitatus... Due Process... Habeas Corpus... What do these all have in common?  Suspension and death, if the National Defense Authorization Act is not vetoed by the President of the United States. U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-01) said it this way, "Today, I voted against H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 because...