George Carlin’s recent death got me thinking. You know its interesting, Carlin and Ron Paul are the same age, same generation. Both started out pretty conventional people but were persons I think with a strong desire to break out on their own and be their own man and rebel against the conventional wisdom. Thus Carlin became a countercultural figure even though he was a lot older than most hippies while Ron spoke in favor of Austrian economics when Keneyisan models dominated.
Carlin would have amade a great socialoigist, because he’s very good at obeserving people. And he’s a great linguist in his study words and there misuses. If he has fewer fans today then in the past it was due to a vicious mean-streak/grouchy old man/crank he was starting to become in his later years.
An George was able to provide us with some keen economic insight that you don’t have toÂ pay thousands of dollars to learn at Wharton or Harvard Biz: The pursuit of American life is obtain more stuff as we seen in this routine from You Tube. Once you understand this, you understandÂ contemporary economics.
Feel free to avoid these if you don’t like to listen toÂ a sailor’s discourse.