Monthly Archives: April 2011

Montessori, Peace, and Libertarianism

Montessori, Peace, and Libertarianism

Among libertarians and Austrians, there is intense interest in the topic of how to educate children. Of course we are all averse to the idea of government schooling. This has led many libertarians to abandon government schools in favor of private schools or home-schooling, or even the seemingly odd approach of “unschooling.”

One of the less conventional approaches to education is that spearheaded by Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the so-called Montessori Method. Many libertarians may have heard of this approach because Ayn Rand had positive things to say about it.

My son has been in The Post Oak School since he was 18 months old and is now in second grade (Lower Elementary).

Given the uniqueness of Montessori, I

Gold Hits New Records, Silver Rising In Asia

Gold Hits New Records, Silver Rising In Asia


By David Fickling
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–Precious metals took flight again in Asian trade Thursday, as investors interpreted U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s first-ever news conference as indicating further weakness in the dollar and the prospect of higher-than-usual inflation.

Spot gold hit new records during Bernanke’s press conference and notched fresh highs during Asian trade, peaking at $1,533.40/oz.

Silver contracts traded on the Comex futures market saw immense turnover and moved up to challenge levels reached during the commodity’s most recent price spike on Monday…

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110428-705122.html

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Notes on the upcoming political season

Notes on the upcoming political season

The season approaches when our national discussion will once again turn to the relative sainthood of our would-be federal leaders. And shadowed close by, in my own community in the fair city of Los Angeles, we will be able to choose a new mayor. This political season appears at both levels with time-honored tradition, festivities and picnics everywhere, yet I react to its approach with growing fatigue and irritation.

Why? Am I running for office, so that I have to sweat every little quirk in a typically quirky conversation? No, I

Deficit: More Concern, Less Optimism

Deficit: More Concern, Less Optimism

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and ….The Washington Post, conducted April 21-25 among 1,001 adults, finds that 31% say we will have achieved significant progress on the deficit in the next five years or so, down from 37% in December. Fully 81% see the deficit as a major problem that must be addressed now — rather than one that can be addressed when the economy improves — up from 70% late last year…

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post, conducted April 21-25 among 1,001 adults, finds that 31% say we will have achieved significant progress on the deficit in the next five years or so, down from 37% in December. Fully 81% see the deficit as a major problem that must be addressed now — rather than one that can be addressed when the economy improves — up from 70% late last year.

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Adam Vs The Man: Significance of Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, Confronting Obama in San Francisco, War on Terror

Adam Vs The Man: Significance of Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, Confronting Obama in San Francisco, War on Terror

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Rand Paul On His Father Ron’s Exploratory Announcement

Rand Paul On His Father Ron’s Exploratory Announcement

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Ron Paul: Will Washington target Ron Paul Supporters?

Ron Paul: Will Washington target Ron Paul Supporters?

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Rasmussen:72% Say Taxpayers Not Getting Their Money

Rasmussen:72% Say Taxpayers Not Getting Their Money

US Envoy: Libya Death Toll Could Be 30,000

US Envoy: Libya Death Toll Could Be 30,000

Speaking today at the State Department, US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz said he had seen various estimates of the overall death toll of the violence in Libya, and that the toll could be as high as 30,000. The figure is dramatically higher than rebel estimates, which put the toll at 8,000 as of mid-March….

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/04/27/us-envoy-libya-death-toll-could-be-30000/

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Glenn Beck Ron Paul interview 4/27/11

Glenn Beck Ron Paul interview 4/27/11

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