Friday, September 25, 2009

Jefferson on Happyness

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy." 
Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper (1802)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mere Mortals?

There are no ordinary people. You have never met a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations, these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.
C. S. Lewis

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Society's Fundementals

Economics deals with society's fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen.
Ludwig von Mises - Human Action (1949)