"It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expence, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expence, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will." ~ Adam Smith
Author of the novel, "Revolutionary Language," winner of the January 2000 "Freedom Book of the Month" on the gone-but-not-forgotten Free-Market.net.
Married, father of three.
Eligible to join AARP.
BA: microbiology, MS: biology, Ph.D.: stock market pain.
Rule #1: The world is full of pain; try not to add to it.
There are two kinds of control in this world, self-control and others-control; self-control is far preferred.
If everyone goes and jumps in a lake, they will drag you in with them; wear a life-preserver.
Life is characterized by pervasive uncertainty; the two ways people deal with this are 1) laying in insurance of various sorts and 2) creating the illusion of reducing said uncertainty. The latter of these produces nothing but evil.
Sand sculpting & recreational shooting.
Still trying to figure out the idiosyncrasies of stock market speculation.