Stone Pigs

undeniable underlying truths

No Dolphins in Prison

Alan Partis | January 26, 2013

The natural state of man, as with the natural state of all plants and animals, is unrestrained freedom.

I Believe

Alan Partis | January 18, 2012

I believe in liberty, self-determination and responsibility. I believe in the limitless potential of human imagination.

Don’t Like the Weather Forecast?

Alan Partis | June 9, 2009

It’s a well known fact that man is almost completely incapable of predicting the weather with any degree of accuracy more than about 5 minutes in advance.

Wealth Causes People to Mow Their Lawn

Alan Partis | March 14, 2009

People who are serious about improving the environment should focus their energies on helping poor nations produce more wealth and freeing the people therein from the shackles that keep them bound to their condition.

Obama Thinks You’re Stupid

Alan Partis | February 25, 2009

Are you insulted when someone thinks so little of your intelligence that they will tell you bald faced lies because they know you will either take them at face value and believe them, or at the very least will not hold them to a higher standard? Are the politicians right? Are we, as a society, that stupid?

Stupid Is What Stupid Does

Alan Partis | February 18, 2009

If you set up a system of any kind in a society, some segment of society will try to scam it. There are but two responses: either don’t set up the system in the first place, or don’t complain about it afterward.

Situational Myopia

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

The public was thrilled. But how many people saw through the circus and noticed that the GM CEO drove himself to the Capitol in a Chevy Volt? This was not the vehicle that he drove from Detroit to Washington. No, this vehicle was flown in by jet … and I’m sure it didn’t make the trip in row 10 of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 737 on a coach fare.

Wealth Defined

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

Very simply put, wealth is stuff other people want. Wealth is not a closed loop nor a zero sum game. Wealth can be created, usually through labor.

Idealogues Don’t Agree

Alan Partis | January 30, 2009

An idealogue is someone who carries strong convictions of their ideas or beliefs. Two idealogues holding differing ideas, beliefs, opinions, or points of view are, by definition, never going to agree. For a third party to expect any other result is lunacy. The American Founding Fathers were idealogues who envisioned a new society based on [...]

Wealth Is Held By Individuals

Alan Partis | January 24, 2009

Virtually all wealth/money in our society belongs to individuals. In other words, the source of funding for virtually everything is ultimately the consumer.