Archive for August, 2007

In the Seaworld auditorium, waiting for the evening Shamu show. In the Seaworld auditorium, waiting for the evening Shamu show, watching the wide-screen video. It shows soldiers and firemen, then August Busch III, or maybe IV, representing Anheuser-Busch, the corporate parent. He tells us to honor our heroes, which we do, with applause. A whale […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted August 11, 2007 @ 3:09 PM | Navel-Gazing,Poetry

It is a cherished belief, in all Objectivist as well as certain fellow-traveling circles, that economic interventionism must collapse under its own weight. Here, for instance, is Ludwig von Mises, in Planned Chaos: Many advocates of interventionism are bewildered when one tells them that in recommending interventionism they themselves are fostering antidemocratic and dictatorial tendencies […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted August 1, 2007 @ 10:25 AM | Philosophy,Politics