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Amazon’s Jaw Dropping Customer Service!

My first Amazon customer service experience was with a subscribe and save item. That’s when you can have something you regularly use shipped to you on some interval you decide and you get a discount at the same time. I ordered a supplement and the next day the price dropped…


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Amazon’s Slick Trickery: One Month Free Prime Trial.

A Free One Month Trial? Why not? Ok, who doesn’t use Amazon for something? Supplements, dog toys, kitchen sink parts, electronics, you name it! The problem for me is that I’m a cheap-ass bastard unless I can find some real value in something. Not being a Prime member, I’d wait…


A Health Care Epiphany

I discuss in my post about a Picture of Free Market Healthcare that the government is distorting the price of healthcare through various laws. Mainly, health insurance really isn’t insurance. What I missed is a small, but extremely important point that Tom Woods and Bob Murphy bring up in their…


Questions From My Simple Mind

These are questions my simple mind has been bouncing around lately after seeing how people have behaved this election cycle, coupled with my trip to Washington, D.C. yesterday: What if the state impersonates God by building structures that mimic temples of worship and creating institutions that feign Devine knowledge? What…


A Picture of Free-Market Healthcare

What are the origins of healthcare as we know it today?  It basically came from wage and price controls during World War II.  It is an example of the “Seen vs. Unseen” acts of government intervention that mandate a particular outcome without understanding basic economic law, which then creates unintended consequences….


NAFTA vs. Detroit

This one picture communicates 1,000 fallacies!  People look at Detroit before some time period, then after, and then simplistically correlate an event to the causation.  The reality is correlation does not imply causation.  You have to dig deeper.  You need to discover the facts. Free trade doesn’t destroy economies. The complexity…


What I Learned From Hermine

Hermine came and went this holiday weekend. It was a good learning experience as we lost power in our neighborhood for about 9 hours on Saturday. Firstly, the good: We had sufficient dry goods and canned goods for our family for at least a 72-hour power outage. We had a decent…


Hyundai vs. Tesla

Very rarely do people think about what price means. Discussions of a product or service pricing brings up connotations of taking a drool inducing nap via your Economics 101 course. Supply and demand factors are going to help you find a price in equilibrium. See, I’ve already done it in…


Please Don’t Let This Happen To You!

If you own a computer, there always comes a time when you have an “Oh crap!” moment because eventually you’re going to have data loss. Please implement a plan to backup your important data before the inevitable happens! Hopefully, you’ve got some technique to at least manually copy your important…


Leatherman Squirt P4

One of the most useful things I’ve ever purchased…

For about $25, I purchased a Leatherman Squirt P4 around 15 years ago and I have carried it in my pocket ever since. It has a spring-action needle nose pliers, straight knife, wire cutters (at the base of the pliers), three screwdrivers (1 eyeglass flat, 1 normal flat, 1 Philips…