Government Class

Government Plunder

Bastiat starts his concept of the politics of plunder by stating that everyone has the God-given rights to personality(personal safely), liberty(the right to labor), and property(the fruits of our labor). These are the blessings of safety that the state should protect. But the state is now destroying justice by two causes: pure greed and misconceived philanthropy. Pure greed is when… Continue reading Government Plunder

Personal Finance Class

Andrew Carnegie, a Successful Entrepreneur

You wouldn’t think that a rich entrepreneur would have such humble beginnings, yet many entrepreneur did, including Andrew Carnegie. He was born on November 25, 1835 in the town of Dunfermline, Scotland. As a weaver, his father could only afford a small cottage, that had to be shared with another family. When hard times came to the family in 1848 and… Continue reading Andrew Carnegie, a Successful Entrepreneur

Government Class

Family Government

The family is the most basic form of government in our society. The five institutional characteristics common to all governments(sovereignty, hierarchy, laws, sanctions, and succession) are at its foundation. In a family, sovereignty is established when a man and woman get married and take their vows. Once they’ve taken their vows and start a family, they are a government and are immune to… Continue reading Family Government

Personal Finance Class

Controlling Small Expenses

To control small expenses you must first understand what they are. Usually they are not necessary items, instead they might be items for pleasure, relaxation, or entertainment. This is not to say that spending a little on these items is unspeakable, it’s the overspending that’s unspeakable. Now that you realize having money to spend doesn’t necessarily validate the… Continue reading Controlling Small Expenses