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Row, row, row your boat — if you must, upstream. Integrity and courage count, and life is not a dream.
Today's wisdom from Thomas Sowell: “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.”
Today's wisdom from Thomas Sowell: “Facts do not "speak for themselves." They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theory or visions are mere isolated curiosities.”
It all, naturally, circles back to Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal character John Carter. Where did the term “Jedi” come from? George Lucas, a major ERB fan, borrowed the term from “jed,” the word for prince on Barsoom (Mars). Many other Star Wars terms come from John Carter, too.
In a perfect world, elections would feature principled, skillful leaders competing for public confidence. In practice, our ballots are often populated by creeps, crooks, and cranks. If these are the only choices, my rule is always to vote for the cranks. #ncpol
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