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A Selecting Stones Video: “Europe in the 2000s vs. Europe in the 2010s”

March 9, 2013


We probably won’t be making this a regular thing, but as an experiment the scientific editors of Selecting Stones have decided to create a video and publish it on YouTube.  The title of our video is “Europe in the 2000s vs. Europe in the 2010s” and its topic is exactly that: an audiovisual comparison between […]

The Free Market – Why it must always be augmented

March 18, 2012


By Justin Hayden An inherent problem of the free market is the creation of individual, social, and economic dependency on industries that might no longer be needed due to resource constraints or lack of necessity.  The best examples are the future of fossil fuel power plants and the automobile industry of the late 2000s.  The […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Jobs, brought to you by American free enterprise

December 23, 2011


This fall, there has been a big sign display on the front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Washington, DC. It reads: “JOBS: Brought to you by American Free Enterprise”. Why is this significant? First off all, CNN reported back in October on a demonstration which took place in front of the […]

Conversations from Occupy DC on a Thursday Night at Ten

December 12, 2011


Three fellows, ‘Wisconsin’, ‘Pride,’ and Mehmet pass the time on a cold evening. Wisconsin:  I been on the road for ten years man.  Bin all over the place and I’m out o’ work.  I’m from Milwaukee but I looked near everywhere.  It’s all the same.  Fuckin’ Mexicans man.  I even go for the crappy jobs, […]

Washington, DC: The Recession-Proof Fantasy

September 20, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Take a trip to Washington, DC.  Ask your average upper-middle-class government or non-profit employee, and you will be certain to hear the common mantra that DC has weathered the recession much better than the rest of the U.S.  You will be informed that DC is a place with countless job opportunities and […]

Leah Dieterich’s THXTHXTHX: Thankful for Death

June 13, 2011


By Larry Duvalier and Anthony Burton Leah Dieterich brings “thankfulness” to its lowest possible form.  Naturally, therefore, she got a book deal.  Her charming blog is a collection of hand-written thank you notes for, seemingly, everything.  From the horse’s own mouth: Leah Dieterich’s mother always told her to write thank you notes. So she does. […]

Inside the Mind of the Fast Food Proprietor: An Exploration of Small Business

June 5, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Allow me to share a personal anecdote.  A few weeks ago, I was at the airport in Detroit.  I just so happened to overhear a conversion between two local businessmen, one of whom owned a few McDonald’s franchises in the city.  The two gentlemen spent the better part of a half hour […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Wasilla, Alaska

May 26, 2011


By Dawn Occidere As the most common interpretation of Middle Eastern history goes, the Arab countries’ defeat in the 1967 war with Israel marked the beginning of the end of secular Arab nationalism, and the subsequent rise of radical Islamism.  The events of 1967 were a crushing defeat for the secular Arab regimes.  For some […]


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