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KgK one saysSide off tract: Warriner's English Grammar and Composition. Should I get it for My daughters, they will be taking SAT in few years. ? I guess it can help with grammer. Big issue has been reading comprehension. That's hard to learn, kids been reading tons of books mostly fiction but it might help.Math I got 800, so helping them with it . One can get 720in 7th grade so I am OK with itYes, I would recommend "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" though the version I have is from 1962. Hopefully it's not changed too much.
Side off tract: Warriner's English Grammar and Composition. Should I get it for My daughters, they will be taking SAT in few years. ? I guess it can help with grammer. Big issue has been reading comprehension. That's hard to learn, kids been reading tons of books mostly fiction but it might help.Math I got 800, so helping them with it . One can get 720in 7th grade so I am OK with it
Wokeness is a religion as harmful to free speech and human progress as medieval Catholicism or Wahhabi Islam. And you know for sure that if the woke get enough power, they will be burning people at the stake and beheading people in public.
Finished The Law by Bastiat. It's very short, only 67 pages in a small format.His themes:- The sole purpose of government is to ensure justice, so that no one may plunder or otherwise harm anyone else.- Taxing some citizens to give to other citizens is still plunder and is unjust.- Normally, the few plunder the many, using government as their instrument.- Under communism, everyone is attempting to plunder everyone else at the same time, using government as their instrument.- Legislators invariably see themselves as superior to the plebeians, who are to them merely clay to be molded according to the legislators' ideals.- Legislators are not in fact any smarter than other people, and often make truly horrible mistakes with disastrous outcomes.- When the masses of people expect the government to "give" them things, they tend to revolt when they don't get them.He's the proto-Libertarian. He would not have the government provide schools...
FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut saysHi Patrick is this the one? I saw several different books with that title, just want to get the right one, same one you reading basically.https://www.amazon.com/Decline-Fall-Roman-Empire/dp/1354279492/ @FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut No, it's this one:
Hi Patrick is this the one? I saw several different books with that title, just want to get the right one, same one you reading basically.https://www.amazon.com/Decline-Fall-Roman-Empire/dp/1354279492/
It is not, however, difficult to foresee which of the two parties must, upon all ordinary occasions, have the advantage in the dispute, and force the other into a compliance with their terms. The masters, being fewer in number, can combine much more easily: and the law, besides, authorises, or at least does not prohibit, their combinations, while it prohibits those of the workmen. We have no acts of parliament against combining to lower the price of work, but many against combining to raise it. In all such disputes, the masters can hold out much longer. A landlord, a farmer, a master manufacturer, or merchant, though they did not employ a single workman, could generally live a year or two upon the stocks, which they have already acquired. Many workmen could not subsist a week, few could subsist a month, and scarce any a year, without employment. In the long run, the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him; but the necessity is not so immediate.
In other words, by pressuring the government to IMPOSE tariffs to help HIS business, the manufacturer does good he does not intend - in his own self-interest to draw more business to himself and AWAY from foreign manufacturers, he creates more wealth and jobs and larger tax bases for fellow Britons.
Is Mein Kampf on your list yet?https://www.cnet.com/news/hitlers-mein-kampf-a-brief-kindle-best-seller/
In my early retirement, I've decided to read at least an hour a night in real paper books. So far, I've read:- my dad's old college English book (always felt I needed to improve my grammar)- Candide by Voltaire- Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche- The Politics by AristotleNow I'm reading The Prince by Machiavelli, and really enjoying it. One tip: before invading, look for minorities who will help you because they resent their current elite. They may in fact invite you in to help them overthrow their own country. This makes me think that the Chinese have read The Prince and are using BLM, gays, and militant feminism as allies in their fight against America.
Booger saysIs Mein Kampf on your list yet?https://www.cnet.com/news/hitlers-mein-kampf-a-brief-kindle-best-seller/ Yes, and I intend to read it in the original German, otherwise what the hell is my German degree for? I need to find a paper copy in German though.
I picked Mein Kampf up from the library when I was in high school. What a boring book! I think it was one of those books, like Obama's "Dreams of my father", that was not meant to be read but to be bought and put on the shelf to signal your virtue and financially support der Führer.
I picked Mein Kampf up from the library when I was in high school. What a boring book!
Shogun by James Clavell
Rules for Radicals is a particularly hated book that I was told was filled with horrifically immoral, dastardly devious advice. The simple truth is, there's a lot of people that don't want you to read it.
I've been saying this to deaf ears for a long time. The book was mostly forgotten till Obama mentioned it and a couple of authors even rewrote it for modern conservative readers around the time Occupy Wall Street was kicking off. I've seen a lot of people criticize the book, usually to the depth of using the title and author as pejoratives, but never have I seen a critique that addresses even a single sentence of the book's actual content.
I've been saying this to deaf ears for a long time
I just finished Jack London's WHITE FANG. A great short story about a wolf/dog through its eyes. They made 2 movies based on it. One with Ethan Hawke.
For well researched novels, read Michener's books.AlaskaTales of the South PacificThe SourceChesapeakeHawaiiand many others.
The interest of the dealers, however, in any particular branch of trade or manufactures, isalways in some respects different from and even opposite to, that of the public. To widenthe market and to narrow the competition is always in the interests of the dealers. To widenthe market may frequently be agreeable enough to the interest of the public; but to narrowthe competition must always be against it, and can serve only to enable the dealers, byraising their profits above what they naturally would be, to levy, for their own benefit, anabsurd tax upon the rest of the their fellow citizens. The proposal of any new law orregulation of commerce which comes from this order ought always be listened to withgreat precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefullyexamined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. Itcomes form an order of men whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the pubic,who have generally an interest Ito deceive and even to oppress the public, and whoaccordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.
Reading the great book "Rubicon" by Holland.
So the Fed is in effect subsidizing the stock market.
Hmmm, maybe they are doing exactly that, but interest rates are held artificially low by the Fed's lending at extremely low rates. So the Fed is in effect subsidizing the stock market.
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