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Posts from ‘February, 2012’

Lowering the Cost of Love

By:  Alexander C. Cartwright ‘13 People lament the fact that Valentine’s Day is yet another example of a very ‘commercialized holiday.’ In fact, Valentine’s Day is so commercialized that one’s participation in the holiday is often defined by how much money is spent on things like cards, candy, dinners, flowers and other extravagant surprises. The […]

Trading Favors Not Fists

Frederic Bastiat- 19th century French political thinker- is attributed with the aphorism, “When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.” Thomas L. Friedman came up with its corollary, the McDonald’s Theory of War – two countries with a McDonalds franchise won’t go to war- only 150 years later. The implication that we don’t often think about […]