Category: Theory

  • My Most Essential Prep

    My Most Essential Prep (Originally written for the excellent website survivalblog.com) Blissful ignorance is not for us. We look at the folks buying tonight’s supper and no more at the grocery store, at those “stocking up” with two loaves of bread and a gallon of milk before a storm, with indulgence if we are kind, […]

  • Political Terminology

    Political Terminology…or words we often hear “Capitalism”, if you really want to think straight, is not properly opposed to “Communism”. The economic system properly opposed to capitalism, is individual enterprise. The term, “capitalism” obviously derives from the word “capital”, which in this context means some form of wealth, often tools, equipment, or facilities used in […]

  • Betty and her Basket

    Betty and her Basket, Or: Capitalism and the Corporation I begin with a definition for capitalism based on the structure of the word. “Capital” in economics means productive assets or tools. A gatherer of fallen fruit needs no capital to start her business…until she decides she needs a basket. That basket is, for her enterprise, […]