Save 25-50% Off All Your Favorite Healthy Living Products

Thrive Market offers the best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices through a $60/year membership. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online, and for every paid membership Thrive donates one membership to a low-income American family. I’m pretty particular about what I personally promote on this blog. Amazon is the mainstay, a great platform where...…Read More

Occupational Licensing: How Small Businesses Engage in Rent Seeking and Harm the Poorest People

Rent Seeking is a relatively recent idea and identification in the field of economics. ‘Rent seeking’ is one of the most important insights in the last fifty years of economics and, unfortunately, one of the most inappropriately labeled. Gordon Tullock originated the idea in 1967, and Anne Krueger introduced the label in 1974. The idea is simple...…Read More

Ramadan Fasting Meets Fast Food and Gorging

The very clear value the rational west has obtained from the 7th Century Dirt Scratching Savages That Rape Every Single Woman in the Middle East—as a latecomer to religio-geopotitico by 700 years—is…fasting. It’s true. There have been numbers of studies and various looks over recent years that served to substantiate what we already suspected. It’s...…Read More

The Arnold Rim Trail

This is what we’ve been up to the last week on the Arnold Rim Trail, right in our “backyard.” Mega post about all of it later today. Stay tuned for lots and lots more. Here’s the post, with all of the details.... This content is for Annual Subscription, Monthly Subscription, and Free Member Content members…Read More

The Self-Delusion of Libertarians

It knows no bounds (How Gary Johnson Could Win the Presidency). Gary Johnson is an underdog, but he’s no fringe candidate or spoiler. He could be the next President of the United States. <eyeroll> Look, I’ve been there, so what I offer is not necessarily scorn, just a dose of reality. Don’t waste years on...…Read More

Diets Cost You Money

Basically, “diet,” in one way or another, is euphemism for “pay money.” I aim to undercut that. $1 Portion You will hear much more from me on how you are being suckered into paying hundreds of percent more than you could, for food that makes you fat, acts like crack, and has less wholesome nutrition....…Read More

I’m a Myers-Briggs ENTP. Who Knew?

I called Karen Pendergrass a cunt once. According to her it was twice, but who’s counting? Last week at paleo f(x), during the Saturday evening benefit party, she and I walked down the street, down to the Austin City Government dome-building to sit on the steps and have a slightly inebriated-induced paleo smoke of American...…Read More