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Memorial Day: A Passing in the Family
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Whither Goes the American Rebel (guest essay)
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American Healthcare: Follow the Money
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When Belief in the System Fades (California Tax Rebellion)
(May 21, 2009)

Is Buying a House Catching a Falling Knife or a Practically Foolproof Inflation Hedge?
(May 20, 2009)

Social Welfare, Socialism and Healthcare
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The Yellowstone Analogy and The Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism
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Why We Are the Way We Are (guest essay)
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Unknown Consequences and Unspoken Consequences
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One Last Serving of Food for Thought
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More Food for Thought: What's Behind the Obesity Epidemic?
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The Big Con
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Vietnam and Now: Lying and Deception "For the Good of the Country"
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Food For Thought
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"My Stuff," Inflation and Depression: When Consumerist Gods Fail
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Inflation, Bonds and "Theft By Other Means"
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Please Welcome New Prosperity Magazine
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Homeownership and Wealth Accumulation/Destruction
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Why Has the U.S.-Owned Auto Industry Failed in North America?
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Another Look at the VIX
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Friday Quiz: Why Do We Overeat?
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"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity." (Douglas MacArthur)

"Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend, and step off before it is discredited." (George Soros)

"To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it -- who can say this is not greatness?
(William Makepeace Thackeray, recommended by U.Doran)

"Daydreams of a fair world which would treat him according to his real worth are the refuge of all those plagued by a lack of self-knowledge." (Ludwig von Mises)

"The way of the Tao is reversal." (Lao Tzu)

"Chance favours the prepared mind." (Louis Pasteur)

"It is neither necessary to hope to undertake, nor to succeed to persevere." (William of Orange)

"You must have a willingness to do something when everyone else is petrified. You must learn the lesson of following logic over emotion." (Warren Buffett)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill)

"Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasures." (Rumi)

"May a fair road always be open to you." (CHS, April 2, 2006)

"A healthy homecooked family meal and a home garden are revolutionary acts." (CHS, May 2008)

"Greed is a wonderful motivator but fear works much faster." (Riley T., Sept. 2008)

"You don't miss what you no longer want." (CHS, August 2008)

"Food is wealth, health is wealth, energy is wealth; all else is illusion." (CHS, December 15, 2008)

"Democracy can be likened to two wolves and one lamb voting on what to have for lunch." (Benjamin Franklin, submitted by Tim B.)


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