Category: Economics

Barter on My Mind

A slow economy seems to make for busy times.  But in the midst of the busyness one thing keeps running through my mind.  How can we build an independent local economy that will be a shelter to our families and…

1,000 White Eggs

Last year when a restaurant told us they only wanted white eggs we reluctantly started researching white egg layers.  It was not that we have anything against white egg layers, but we had just purchased around 40 brown egg layers…

Ron Paul and Raw Milk

Statement of Congressman Ron Paul Introducing Legislation Allowing Interstate Shipment of Unpasteurized Milk January 29, 2009 “Madame Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state…

Corporate Bailouts North of the Mason Dixon Line – Part III

In part two of this series, I joked about northern auto workers moving south as carpetbaggers, but the truth of the matter is the south is no different in her positioning during these hard economic times.  This is shown by our…

Corporate Bailouts North of the Mason Dixon Line – Part II

It appears this may come to blows before it blows over.  The Times Online picked up the heated name calling by the Yankee bailout proponents and have no doubt added more fuel to the fire by running this article.  Here…

Corporate Bailouts North of the Mason Dixon Line

Here is a great look at the foundational principles of corporate buyouts.  In her article entitled Uncivil War: Detroit Blames the South, Karen De Coster takes the UAW, Detroit News columnist John McCormick, and Michael Lind from Salon to task over their yankee…

Moody Radio Interview

Paul Butler recently contacted me about my article entitled Boys Will Be Men – Imparting Vision to Sons published in the November/December issue of Homeschooling Today. This particular article addresses the different spheres boys will pass through at different seasons…

Vaughnshire Investment Advice

As promised, here is some investment advice for those looking for a sure thing in these troubled times.  When looking at investments, I have always found it important to understand the industry as well as the company you are investing in.  These…

Thomas Jefferson on the Central Bank

The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. . . . I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have…

Thanksgiving Turkey Advice from Kindergarteners

Our small rural town paper published some funny advice from the local public school Kindergarteners about how to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey.  Not only did we enjoy a good laugh, but reading through the responses, we discovered something very interesting and…

My $3.00 Free Wild Plants

We have lots of wild herbs and plants growing in our woods.  My boys have been digging up baby trees and replanting them in various places in our yard.  I was delivered this bucket of wild ferns and monkey grass sometime…