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The Athenians Exulted

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-12-30 19:36

The Athenians exulted when the Persians by Aeschylus was shown in the theatre of Dionysos.


Founded in 1885

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-12-27 23:34

When the American Economic Association was formed in 1885, 23 of the fifty five members were protestant clergymen.

Tim Leonard writes, a short excerpt from his powerpoint work:


The who's that versus Keynes promotion

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-11-15 00:31

Charles Kahlenberg, who has done a number of book recordings for Macmillan, was desirous to produce Shakespeare Versus Keynes.

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Solar Passion — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:56
Unmuddled — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:54

First Come First Serve

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2013-11-02 12:27

I offer 15 free downloads of my drama, In Counteraction, Vanderbilt!

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Thanks for the download! — by John Ericson on Sat, 2013-11-02 14:20

Franklin versus Keynes

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-10-07 13:38

Franklin sees money increasing from the producer's cause whereas Maynard Keynes and his followers see wealth increasing from wasteful consumption, as if wealth can arise from waste.


Oedipus the King and Women of Trachis

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:01

Alex Hyde-white, who was the narrator for "I AM JOHN GALT," by Donald Luskin http://www.audible.com/search/...

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Alex Hyde-White — by F L Light on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:21
Interview — by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:13

Bonanza Mammon Booms

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2013-05-22 17:45

Performed by Ryan Dusek, a New York actor, this historical drama presents the rise of a monopolistic house in Virginia City, where monopolies not long could stand.


Union Pacific Priced! on Audible.com

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Submitted by F L Light on Tue, 2013-04-16 04:25

Carl Schwaber, an actor in Los Angeles, has produced my drama,Union Pacific Priced!, and it is now available on Audible.com. There is a five minute sample from the beginning of the play.


Is this an American politician?

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-03-08 01:40

This is an excerpt from a speech of Theodore Roosevelt given in the guildhall of London in May 1910.


Jack Sparrow on Bill Ackman's arrogance

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-01-28 05:12

Sparrow comments on the overweening certitude of Ackman. Most of you should know that Niederhoffer named one his daughters Rand and can be read at DailySoeculations.com


Quote of the hour

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2012-08-29 04:11

"To them the will, the wish, the want, the liberty, the toil, the blood of individuals is as nothing. Individuality is left out of their scheme of government. The state is all in all."


The Compromised Hostilities

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2012-08-17 21:16

This is the beginning of THE COMPROMISED HOSTILITIES,a drama about Jay Gould.

Most of you know what iambic pentameter is. If you have comments, make them.


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A decade of Titanics

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Submitted by F L Light on Tue, 2012-05-29 20:55
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A list of icebergs — by F L Light on Sat, 2012-06-02 04:36
This one's not bad either — by Robert on Fri, 2012-06-01 15:23
Not bad — by gregster on Fri, 2012-06-01 15:12

Austrians Profiting by Keynes

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2012-03-28 13:08

The principals at Mercenarytrader.com assert that one must respect the influence of Keynes on the market and not try to strive against it to one's detriment.


A book against Foucault's view of Nietzsche

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Submitted by F L Light on Thu, 2012-02-09 14:24

Brian Leiter, who answers the questions, is a professor of Philosophy, often specializing on Nietzsche.
To read the whole interview:
http://thebrowser.com/intervie...

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light from a young woman who read — by seymourblogger on Mon, 2012-02-13 22:48
Blow Obfuscation Out — by F L Light on Mon, 2012-02-13 17:42
light lots of people have pointed out Foucauldian faults — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2012-02-11 21:37

Romney's Best Advertisement

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2012-01-13 15:05

Has he mentioned this site in the debates?

http://www.baincapitalventures...


Demagogues for Dreams

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2011-11-23 23:23

This sonnet was composed in May,'94, when Hilary was intent upon her scheme of health insurance.

America has demagogues for dreams
And faces for credulity, thereby


Ayn Rand's 1969 Lecture on Apollo and Dionysos

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Submitted by F L Light on Tue, 2011-10-11 22:33

This was recorded in '69, now to be heard at ARI, http://www.aynrand.org/site/Pa....

Both the lecture and the Q & A are about an hour.


Kentucky's Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2011-09-21 15:52

In November 1861,an anti-Lincoln convention in Kentucky made a declaration of independence and disavowed the pro-Lincoln legislature:

KENTUCKY


"Forced to read Shakespeare"

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2011-09-03 21:50

This review by a North Carolina doctor of Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World, a biography of Shakespeare, makes clear that adolescents know not what is beneficial for them, and, Montessori notwith


"How We Got Here" gratis

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2011-07-08 03:33

Andy Kessler, the P. J. O'Rourke of investing and technology, provides gratis an audio version of his book, How We Got Here, at http://www.assistivemedia.org/...


Unlike Jay Gould (from a drama)

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2011-06-18 04:12

This sonnet is from a drama on Jay Gould.There is the contrast between Gould, of insider perspicaciousness, and those who rely on news.

Endangered to affairs of darkness, who


Congressional Insiders Trade with Impunity

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2011-05-28 13:39

An economics journal recently published a study described in the abstract. Martha Stuart should quote from it.


Whittaker Chambers reviews the Movie

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2011-05-20 23:37

Chuck Colson has a fairly large following. He lacks Chambers' literacy or literate acuity.

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Chuck — by gregster on Mon, 2011-06-13 21:48
reply — by F L Light on Mon, 2011-06-13 16:53
The title "Whittaker Chambers — by DavidChambers on Sun, 2011-06-12 17:29

James Altucher on Circumventing the Necessity of Collegial Instruction

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2011-05-04 03:58

Mr. Altucher, a financial entrepreneur, writes a column for AOL finance.
A number of the comments are worth reading.
Perhaps to Mr. Altucher a "truant disposition" may be imputed.


Industry and Property by George Brooks

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2011-04-27 21:19

A pdf of this book may be downloaded from google books at


Edison on Thomas Paine

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Submitted by F L Light on Wed, 2011-03-30 19:08

Edison also found the work of Robert Ingersoll very admirable.
I must suppose that Paine is never read in US high schools now as in 1925.

The Philosophy of Paine
by Thomas A. Edison


A Railroad Story from 1900 (compare it to Dagny's episode on the John Galt Line)

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2011-01-07 23:47

THE NIGHT RUN OF THE
"OVERLAND"

A STORY OF DOMESTIC LIFE AMONG
THE RAILROAD PEOPLE

By Elmore Elliott Peake

IT snowed. The switch-lamps at Valley


Couplets on Hitler

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2010-10-09 18:40

23
An order of horrific orderers
In government is found which violence stirs.

24
Hitler the unifying ignorance
Of war incited, certain to advance.

25
Horrific orderers reiterate


Mayor Fernando Wood was no Bloomberg

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Submitted by F L Light on Sun, 2010-09-26 02:58

On January 6th, 1861, a few months before the war began, Fernando Wood, mayor of New York City recommended a possible secession of NYC from both the state of New York and the federal government, which


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