Archive for October 19th, 2011

How Van Halen Explains the U.S. Constitution’s Third Amendment »

How are the big-hair rock band’s contractual prohibitions against brown M&M’s similar to the Third Amendment’s limitations on the quartering of soldiers? Professor Tom W. Bell of Chapman University School of Law explains: In the grand struggle to protect individual rights against government trespass, the Third Amendment plays a role akin to the provision,…
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Sentences to Ponder »

From Guido Hülsmann’s masterful biography of Ludwig von Mises: [Mises’s] impact in [the early 1920s] was limited primarily by his deficiencies as a communicator. He was not an orator and lacked the charismatic personality to win over an audience. He had a fine and dry wit, but was often too subtle for those outside…
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