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  • Let’s Think About the Right, not Conservatism - There’s nothing, or at least very little, left to conserve. As a good friend asks, “what precisely are we trying to preserve?” Not much I say. We need a new right wing ideology, a set of beliefs that guide decision making. Try some of these on. Man is not perfectable. We aren’t progressing towards any …

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  • I was wrong and right about deflation. - Last year, in 2020, I stated on livestreams that I believed we were in danger of entering a deflationary cycle. A follower asked if I still believe this to be the case. I’m not sure. My arguments for deflation were based on how money is created . It’s no longer printed, it’s created by issuing …

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  • A Birthday Letter - A friend recently turned 40. His wife let me know he wasn’t keen on that. I decided to write him a letter. Here it is. Friend, Congratulations sir.  You’ve stayed on the warm side of the dirt for 40 years now.  Most people in history haven’t been able to do that.  It wasn’t long ago …

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  • Outfitting your home gym - This is reposted from Silver-Strength. Here are my recommendations for both economy and more deluxe home gym equipment. A barbell of course.  This is the most valuable piece of your gym. Buy a raw steel power bar.  Power bars have a center knurl.  It’s a must for serious squatting. There are lots of good bars …

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  • Cowboy Hats - Extravagant, but extreme in practicality Hands free umbrella working mans whiskers        A bump to that brim is a sign you ain’t gonna fit Warns when you when you’re watching your implement and tree limbs you didn’t see want to drag you off your tractor or at least whip your ears For Folks who need to …

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  • Like Good Soldiers Do - This is a guest post by my friend, former soldier, current barbell coach, and all around good man, Nicholas Koldewey. It’s important. Read it. It was December 6th, 2014.  I was a young second lieutenant in the infantry with a brand-new infantry platoon on his first deployment to Afghanistan.  I had been in command of …

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  • Getting Started with Pipe Smoking - In the last week I’ve gotten a BUNCH of requests from readers and listeners for a primer and/or pointers on pipe smoking.  I’m no expert. I smoke what I like the way I like to. I’m very likely to be “wrong” about how I do this, but I enjoy the hobby and hope you will …

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  • From “The Life of Pythagoras” by Iamblichus - Exercise your erudition, just as you do your body. To the young men at the Gymnasium, he spoke of the duty of paying attention to their elders ; evincing that in the world, in life, in cities, and in nature, that which has a precedency is more honorable than that which is consequent in time. …

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  • Insist on Dividends - Always insist on dividends. As a shareholder, you are entitled to your pro-rata share of earnings. They are the stock market’s safety belt. Consider the 90 years through December 2016. According to a study by Hendrik Bessembinder, a professor at Arizona State University, there were almost 26,000 publicly traded U.S. companies during this stretch. They were listed …

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  • BBL Podcast feedback - Here’s some feedback from iTunes for the Barbell Logic Podcast TC, 10/26/2019AverageDecent podcast with some good information. After listening for a while, I wish Matt would find a more likeable cohost. Scott is insufferable. I can’t do it anymore. Please don’t do it anymore. Unsubscribes are welcome. l, 08/15/2019It’s just tough to listen to sometimes…They …

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