Gongol.com Archives: May 2005
Brian Gongol

The American Way (5.29.2005)
In Praise of Commercial Culture
The American experiment in liberty and self-government can be replicated anywhere, no matter what the people's religion or culture, as long as they have a chance to experience voluntary commerce

The American Way (5.29.2005)
May 30, 2005 Carnival of the Capitalists
Some personal favorites: A win-win referral strategy for consumer businesses, an analysis of economic imperialism and epidemiology, how Sprint's plans to track employees' movements is a bad signal for privacy, how the British health system is turning to the private sector upon realizing the government can't do it all, how the world is woefully unprepared for avian flu, how accounting rules could be causing more problems than they're solving (by encouraging compliance with the letter rather than the spirit of the law), and what's wrong with tax breaks for attracting businesses (similar in spirit to my own analysis of what's wrong with most contemporary economic development)

Business and Finance (5.29.2005)
Library of Congress Printed Ephemera Collection

The United States of America (5.29.2005)
Commercial Speech is Just as Protected as Political Speech
Related: "Freedom of the press" as we know it is only about as old as this country itself

News (5.29.2005)
Releasing Your Inner 13-Year-Old
Sampling how newspapers handled the Saddam Hussein-in-his-underwear photos. The funniest headline was "Wedgie of Mass Discussion."