Love my Garage

Thanks to Darwin Barton

Having a house is great. I love having a garage to park in, I love having separate room for my office and my husband’s “man cave.” I really love having a fenced in backyard for our dog and cat. I don’t love worrying about burglary, or fire, or flood. Life . . . → Read More: Love my Garage

What Does the Legatum Prosperity Index Measure?

Prosperity. However, my initial reaction when I first looked at the index was that it was more like an index of the quality of life or well-being than of prosperity. My perception of prosperity was too narrow. One of the purposes of the index is apparently to encourage people ‘to take a holistic view . . . → Read More: What Does the Legatum Prosperity Index Measure?

What Are the Characteristics of a Good Society?

In my last post, (Is there such a thing as a good society?) I suggested that a good society would have good institutions – norms and laws that are good for its members.

In thinking about the characteristics of a good society different people tend to emphasise different things that they consider to be . . . → Read More: What Are the Characteristics of a Good Society?

How to Protect Your Privacy and Your Gold

Question from a reader:

“I have been acquiring Perth Mint silver and gold in the depository scheme and am concerned about confiscation issues in the long term. Probably it will not happen, but again given the mindlessness of recent policy decisions there is no reason why the Australian government could not just decide to . . . → Read More: How to Protect Your Privacy and Your Gold

International Working Patterns, Part III: Teleworking

With soaring fuel prices adversely affecting consumers and businesses throughout the world, this might be a good time for employers to explore or reexamine the possible benefits of teleworking. Also often referred to as telecommuting, a name which reflects the idea of technological communications replacing the traditional commute to work, telework involves regularly working . . . → Read More: International Working Patterns, Part III: Teleworking