How does prayer relate to productivity? In many ways. One is: Focus on the important not just in your actions, but also in your prayers. Make sure you are praying for the most important thing of all. On this, see John Piper’s great post, The Most Important Prayer Request in the World.
Archives for March 2009
Thomas Sowell has a great column from the other day on the housing crisis. Here are the first two paragraphs: Someone once said that Senator Hubert Humphrey, liberal icon of an earlier generation, had more solutions than there were problems. Senator Humphrey was not unique in that respect. In fact, our present economic crisis has […]
This is an amusing story from Greg Mankiw’s blog that also shows how free markets improve the allocation of resources.
The belief that spending drives the economy is pervasive. It manifests itself in two sub-categories: First, the belief that consumer spending drives the economy and, second, the belief that government stimulus spending assists the economy. We’ll look at each of these in turn, and then show how this relates to the topic of productivity.
Tom Peters writes: I see far too many of my clients, good people with good motives, obsessing on pleasing Wall Street analysts, and taking actions that may well reduce their stock’s value two to three years out. They have slashed budgets on many longer-term strategies, such as research and development, talent retention and development, even […]
A study by two UCLA economists argues that FDR’s policies prolonged the Great Depression by 7 years. This should come as no surprise to those who understand some of the basic principles of economics, as articulated in books like Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell or Free to Choose […]
A few months ago at Barnes & Noble, I came across a useful set of reference tools called SparkCharts. They provide a basic outline of the major facets of all sorts of subjects. Thus, they can be a good refresher on many subjects that you would have learned in school, but which are important to […]
We’ve had to recently learn some of the best practices about how to arrange a room. Having just moved, we wanted — as much as possible — to know what we are doing as we get furniture for rooms that didn’t exist in our prior house. We are probably a bit odd here — a […]