Ask me anything — The Elections Edition

"The state—or, to make the matter more concrete, the government—consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups … Continue reading Ask me anything — The Elections Edition

Ask Me Anything: Owl in the Plane edition

So I am back at home after wandering around in India. I flew Jet Airways between BOM and LHR, and Virgin Atlantic between LHR and IAD. Talking of Jet Airways, an owl had offered to pilot one of their 777s. An owl was waiting for pilots this morning in Boeing 777-300ER’s cockpit prior flight to … Continue reading Ask Me Anything: Owl in the Plane edition

Ask Me Anything – The Important Thing edition

"Doggie, wait here a sec. I have got this important thing to get done. Then we go on with our walk, okay?"  Doing the important thing is not the difficult part of life. Indeed it's the fun part. The difficulty lies in figuring out what's the important thing. Fortunately, a good many people have thought … Continue reading Ask Me Anything – The Important Thing edition

Ask me anything – The disclaimers edition

Summary Sky Map comes with no warranties! If you choose to use it to navigate the high seas and you hit an iceberg, it's your responsibility. If you tell your kids that the bright thing in the sky is Jupiter and it turns out to be a UFO and you are subsequently kidnapped by aliens … Continue reading Ask me anything – The disclaimers edition

AMA – Order Out of Freedom of Choice is a Scientific Mystery

“At the heart of economics is a scientific mystery: How is it that the pricing system accomplishes the world's work without anyone being in charge? Like language, no one invented it. None of us could have invented it, and its operation depends in no way on anyone's comprehension or understanding of it. ... The pricing … Continue reading AMA – Order Out of Freedom of Choice is a Scientific Mystery