Month: July 2008

  • Lake Chautauqua

    I spent the last week in Chautauqua, NY with my friend Brad Akin. I had a great time. We spent the week fishing, jetskiing (I was able to get the jetski up to 53mph!), kayaking, and loitering around searching the internet.  Brad introduced me to Andriaccio’s Stuffed Olives Asiago which are quite possibly the tastiest appetizers I […]

  • What is Value?

    A friend of mine was reading New Ideas from Dead Economists, a book by Todd Buchholz that explains and critiques economic thought from Adam Smith to Keynes. In it, there is a section about Karl Marx and his theories. In explaining Marx’s labor exploitation theory, Buchholz points out that Marx rests his claims on the premise that […]

  • July 4

    This July 4, people all across America will be at cookouts and celebrations, their hearts swelling with patriotism for their country and everything in it. Many people will watch fireworks, sing the national anthem, honor the flag, and listen to stories of how the founding fathers inspired a nation to gain its independence. The media […]

  • Cleveland Orchestra Star Spangled Spectacular

    …not so spectacular this year. Well, at least not the fireworks. The orchestra sounded great and Tower City was beautifully lit up.   On the downside, however, the fireworks were in a different spot than they have been in previous years. I had my tripod and camera all set up to take some fireworks shots […]

  • Post-Graduation Party Update

    My trip to NY and two weeks of FEE seminars came to an end on Friday. I was originally scheduled to fly home at 7:30, but I managed to get a flight at 5:30 (which I was thankful for because LGA had a 2-hour backup for take-offs). I had a great time and learned a […]

  • Good Reads

    I decided to link to a few articles that I think are worth reading. If you have some time, look through them.   The Dream That Was America by Robert Hawes Can You Say Marginal Rate of Substitution? by Gary Galles The Enemy Is Always the State by Lew Rockwell Everything You Love, You Owe […]