"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds...[we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." ~ Thomas Jefferson
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.