New from Apple?: iLate

December 3, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

2009-12-03.ilateOn Saturday, November 21 (12 days ago, 9 Canadian business days, 8 U.S. business days, because of Thanksgiving) I ordered my first Mac. From all accounts, it will be a wonderful machine…if it ever gets here. Read more

Freedom School (blog edition) No. 1 – "Are free markets to blame?"

December 2, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

20090325nevereconomyYaron Brook, Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California, together with his colleague, Alex Epstein, recently appeared on a local television program “to discuss the roots of the financial meltdown, and why free markets are not to blame.” Before I had watched the video, my initial response to the discussion topic was:

“why free markets are not to blame”…isn’t that the same reason that fairies are not to blame? A is A.

My initial response was misguided, as was Epstein’s. Read more