“Minimum Wage Backfire”

youth unemployment

  In a recently published Wall Street Journal article entitled "Minimum Wage Backfire," it was noted that, according to "Tuesday's dreadful earnings report," the fast food chain McDonald's suffered a thirty percent decline in quarterly profits based upon a five percent drop in gross revenues. The article also said that McDonald's is now moving to automate orders in an effort to reduce its labor costs. There's this economic law, see, called "supply … [Read more...]

A second official essay appears on plural marriage

GQC in prison

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has now published a second official essay on polygamy, this one entitled "The Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage."   … [Read more...]

“Some things are more important than others.”

The Tanner Building

  As usual, I'm being thoroughly beaten up by many of the regulars in the comments section -- this time, for a proposition that I think obvious and beyond dispute -- but, anyhow, my weekly Deseret News column is now up: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613724/Some-things-are-more-important-than-others.html   … [Read more...]

“Ancient Temple Worship”

Matt Brown's "Ancient Temple Worship"

  The Interpreter Foundation has now published its third book: http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Temple-Worship-Proceedings-Symposium/dp/1890718521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413983303&sr=8-1&keywords=%22ancient+temple+worship%22   … [Read more...]

Islam as a religion of war

Oxford's debate club

  A wonderful twelve minutes or so from the Oxford Union, where they really know how to debate.  Entertainment as only the British -- have you ever seen the Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament? -- can provide it: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=408318702620490&set=vb.118863654899331&type=2&theater Thanks to Mike Parker for bringing this to my notice.   … [Read more...]

The Worst Kind of Tyranny

Lewis quote on Tyranny

   Thanks to Kevin Taylor for bringing this image to my attention. I can think of all sorts of contemporary political applications for Lewis's point.   … [Read more...]

Feynman on (quantum) physics

Richard Feynman quotation

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Possibly the most vile and disgusting ad ever produced


  Don't watch this if you don't want to hear extremely foul language.  From little girls.  Ostensibly for a noble cause, but, actually to sell tee shirts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/little-girls-swear-sexism_n_6030980.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women And please don't ever buy anything from the wretched company that produced it. The parents of the little girls involved deserve condemnation and censure, if not pr … [Read more...]