Happy 4th Of July

Today is the greatest day of the year, in which we celebrate the independence of our country by blowing up a small piece of it. To celebrate, I shall be reading Edmund Burke's Speech on American Taxation and his Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies.  Open up your Portable Edmund Burke (Isaaac Kramnick, editor) to…

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A Man After My Own Heart

From a memorial of Ludwig Lachmann: One of the delightful anecdotes told by Karl (which does not appear in this sketch) concerns a teatime appointment that Lachmann and Karl were to have with a colleague from another department. The appointment was scheduled for four o'clock. By ten past four the third party had not arrived…