Posted on June 24th, 2019
Hey all -
In a commencement speech made to the graduating students of Kenyon College in 2005, David Foster Wallace opened with the following parable:
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning boys, how’s the water?"
And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other, and goes: "What th...
Posted on May 1st, 2018
Hayek’s The Fatal Conceit
The "micro-cosmos" in the "macro-cosmos".
The idea of Socialism is at once grandiose and simple… We may say, in fact, that it is one of the most ambitious creations of the human spirit,… so magnificent, so daring, that it has rightly aroused the greatest admiration. If we wish to save the world from barbarism we have to refute Socialism, but we cannot thrust it carelessly aside.
Ludwig von Mises