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It’s now clear where this “repeal and replace” thing is headed. A small cadre of the GOP House leadership hammered

The Democratic leadership, and its leftwing intellectual base, are feeling implausibly smug these days. They figure it t

Last night, a man I admire asked me what I would have to drink. I said a martini and it was served. On my way out, I gav

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    Ludwig von Mises, strenuo difensore del capitalismo, svolge nel libro Socialismo, uscito nel 1922, la più potente critica teorica che sia mai stata s…[Read more]

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  • Last night, a man I admire asked me what I would have to drink. I said a martini and it was served. On my way out, I gave him a $10 bill. He said, “thank you; never turn down money.” We both got a laugh out of [Read story]
    • This very simple advice can save a person a lot of confusion, and even anger. In my life, I have frequently complicated things by not ‘taking the money’, I have to admit that sometimes, even if offered money, which I refused, I have been a bit annoyed that I was not paid for something I did, while I was the one confusing everything by not taking the money. I have learned now to usually take the money, but this article quickly sums up why you should ALWAYS take it.

      When you take the money, both sides are happy. Thank you!

    • $10 for a martini? Or was it for two? Martinis were under $1 when I started drinking and still under $2 when I quit. Wouldn’t pay $10 if my life depended on it. Oh, and the perfect martini is 3 parts gin, 1 part dry vermouth, 1 green olive. Martinis are best with lunch. Three of them and you needn’t go back to the office. If you find yourself drinking too many martinis, switch to gimlets.

    • That was a really great article, Jeffery! It made me think of how stupid I’ve been in the past by “treating” others and overpaying my part. I wanted other people to see me as generous; even if I couldn’t afford to be the one paying. At the same time, it also denies others the opportunity to be giving. Your article really brings clarity to what could potentially be uncomfortable situations. If we all implemented such a plan, I think people would not only be more appreciate, but more generous.

    • My friends and I always go Dutch Treat. If you can’t pay, you can’t play. However I feel that if offer is made there’s no obligation to pay. If I offer someone a shot, I’m paying. On dates the guy should always pay unless you’re a couple then you can switch back and forth. He pays then she pays, etc. The payer picks the activity.

    • Sure, offering to pay the restaurant bill or reimburse someone for certain things is fine, but as a universal teaching to offer or accept payment for simple, everyday things like exchanging a plane seat? No way. That just teaches everyone that they shouldn’t do anything unless it’s paid for. How is that good?

      As someone in the tech field, I won’t do computer support for anyone other than my mother, household, and occasionally a very close friend because I know what is involved and what my time is worth. But if a friend or neighbor asks for help moving a piece of furniture to another room, I’m not accepting money for kindness and giving help where it’s needed. Sometimes I’m repaid with a beer or such anyway, which is a simple, friendly, and inexpensive gesture, but money?

      It just simple feels dirty taking money for simple acts.

    • @omnifice
      pay it forward, or pay it back, like Jeffery said, never turn down money.

    • @omnifice I hear you:

      Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication and Money

      Marshall Rosenberg on Nonviolent Communication and Money


      PS I also Don’t Do Anything That Isn’t Play!
      By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    • Blake, I read the story very differently than you did. I didn’t see, “pay me” anywhere, and certainly not, “pay me or I won’t do anything”.

      The underlying idea is to avoid regrets by avoiding superficial rituals that mask subconscious (yet real) feelings.

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