"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Saturday, December 31, 2016

I read all three, but still just prefer the tried and true Hard Bound Book

Some good habits just are hard to break too. m/r
Since I graduated from college in 1978, I’ve spent virtually my entire career in publishing. Naturally, I was interested when e-books debuted. The advantages seemed pretty obvious — portability, carrying around on one device an entire library, not to mention the benefits for publishers who wouldn’t have to pay for paper, ink, printing costs, labor, warehousing books, shipping them out, and taking back returns.
And then there is the ethical issue that is eliminated by e-books. Let me give you an example. A few years back, one of my publishers was having a crisis of conscience. The cheapest places, at the time, for printing hardcover and paperback books were China and the Philippines. The question was, did they want their books produced by political prisoners in China or child labor in the Philippines? It was a tough call, and my fully developed pre-Vatican II Catholic conscience has never been able to reconcile itself with either option. I don’t work with that publisher anymore, and the ones I do work with keep me in blissful ignorance regarding their sources of production.
In the interest of full disclosure, I still don’t have an e-reader. I don’t know why.

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