AM: Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. I’d like to start by asking why you chose to write Exploring Capitalist Fiction. Was there a void you were seeking to fill? EY: The origins of this book go back to the Spring of 1992 when I began teaching a course called Business … More Allen Mendenhall Interviews Edward W. Younkins, Author of Exploring Capitalist Fiction
Greetings! As we mentioned several weeks ago in a post on the blog, The Mendenhall has been upgrading. Good news: it’s complete! Unfortunately, this means that in order to continue receiving our email updates, you will need to go to the new site (still at themendenhall.com) and re-enter your email address. It only takes five … More Regarding Your Subscription
On Friday, November 22, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to personal genetics company 23andMe demanding that the company halt sales of its testing units on grounds that it is selling what the FDA deems “medical devices.” The case highlights the immoral system of controls and spirit of paternalism on which the FDA … More FDA’s Shutdown of 23andMe Services is Unjust
Dear reader, It is hard to believe that this month marks three years since I sat down with my cousin and fellow co-founder of The Mendenhall, Allen Mendenhall, to plot the creation of this great publication. As with every editorial, essay, review, or podcast that we have since published here, the concept began with a … More The Mendenhall is Moving Up!
Today, November 22, 2013, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A tragic occurrence to recall, it affords us as Americans the chance to consider not only the life that was lost that day, who he was as a person and a president, and the true merits of his virtues … More Kennedy, 50 Years Later: Understanding a Legacy
Links to articles mentioned Employment Situation Summary, US Bureau of Labor Statistics Obama uses executive order in sweeping takeover of nation’s climate change policies, via Fox News Observations Now Inconsistent with Climate Change Models for 25 (going on 35) Years, via Cato @ Liberty Antarctic Sea Ice Hits 35-Year High, via Washington Post
To place violent criminals alongside police officers on a council tasked with upholding the law would be contrary to justice and good sense alike. To grant both the officers and the criminals the ability to veto one another’s proposals would only be worse, as only the criminals could benefit from such a system. The officers … More Saudi Arabia at UN: Hypocritical but Justified