The ‘Friday Morning Ramble’ excuse factory [updated]
No ramble this week I’m afraid because I’m out of time.
But if you want to enjoy what you’ve been getting here the past few Fridays, head over to my Twitter page for a fine old bunch o’ links to take you through the weekend.
And if you want to check out the links live, as they’re posted, then all you need to do is to lose your Twitter inhibitions and subscribe to my Twitter feed.
UPDATE: Readers might care to check out and compare the conservative commentators posted here yesterday with this weeks contribution by Objectivist bloggists, conveniently rounded up for you in this week’s Objectivist Blog Roundup at the Rule of Reason blog. To my eye, there’s no question that it’s the Objectivist blogs that go deeper, and see further.
I’m looking forward to checking them all out myself, and here’s the first five that caught my eye:
- A. Chambers presents The Caretaker State? posted at The Undercurrent, saying, "For decades, politicians have spoken about their visions to “take care” of American citizens, the world population, and the Earth itself. But long before Presidents Obama and Bush, presidents who held a very different vision of the role of government led America."
- Burgess Laughlin presents Weaving the Fabric of History posted at Making Progress, saying, "Ideas cause actions. History is the sum of human actions through time. This hopeful post illustrates one tiny thread of change flowing through the fabric of US culture, from 1957 to 2009."
- Stella presents What's missing from One Lesson posted at ReasonPharm, saying, "Henry Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" is still a classic -- but Hazlitt's arguments need a moral component in order to combat healthcare "reform.""
- Michael Labeit presents On Private Factor Ownership and Effective Government posted at Bathtub Gin Brigade, saying, "Why private ownership of the means of production is essential for military effectiveness."
- Doug Reich presents Why Liberals Don't Read Their Bills, Evade Their Constituents, but "Penetrate the Message Wars" posted at The Rational Capitalist, saying, "Analysis of how a non-conceptual approach to knowledge leads liberals to vote for any policy seeming to involve sacrifice and state control, regardless of the consequences."