____________________________________________________ Economics puts parameters on people’s utopias. ~Peter Boettke "It's the voter's fault" is victim-blaming in its purest sense. ~Don The 'social contract' is to the politician what 'original sin' is to the priest. ~Don The vision of the helpful and protective state is the most pervasive and counter-productive ideology in the world today. ~Don ____________________________________________________
I have no doubt at all you will carry your weight here, Max.
I have to mention again how pleased I am at the people who've joined so far. We're small, yes, and I'd love to see more voices of every persuasion here, but we do seem to have collected some interesting and substantive voices, and even when I'm irritated as fuck by some of those voices, I'm glad to have them here. I like it interesting, and interesting tends to mean contentious sometimes.
By the way, Max and Michael -- Rob and I, as you know, duke it out pretty vigorously in threads. We are also mods. If we are arguing with you, it is as a member, not as a mod, unless we specifically say otherwise. In other words, we are NOT saying "shut up" when we argue with you. So argue away. As a rule, we really only get moddy when it gets too personal between members.
I have been conditioned for it. There is a similar Swedish dish called Pölsa. Well, it lacks the sheep stomach and it's wetter. That's the sort of stuff I grew up on before I acquired more refined tastes. My mother was into that 'wholesome, natural food of the people' stuff.