We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The best-named blog in the blogosphere is gone: "The Conspiracy To Keep You Poor And Stupid" by my friend Don Luskin.
Don got me started in blogging in October 2004, when he posted a long, documented piece by me about the Swiftboat hypocrisy of the New York Times and its then ombudsman (also erroneously called its public editor).
I just received the following two emails from Don:
#1: Bruce, after 8 years at it, I’ve made the decision to stop blogging. It was great at the beginning when blogging was new and I had a lot of time on my hands. But since then my business has expanded dramatically, and I now have media platforms with the WSJ, NRO, SmartMoney and CNBC. Also, Google has announced various technology changes to the software that would require a lot of work to adapt to, so I just decided to let it go.
#2: [Reply to what happens to the blog name]: I guess if someone made me an offer I couldn’t refuse then I wouldn’t refuse, but…
Don Luskin (bio) knows a thing or three about making money.
The bidding is open.Or, will Don contribute the proceeds to a cause that works to end the Conspiracy?Or, will Don designate a heir?
There’s no replacing Don Luskin’s blog.But, there is carrying on to end the Conspiracy To Keep You Poor And Stupid. The conservative and libertarian sides of the blogosphere have come a long way forward over the past years, so I can see Don’s logic, always sound.But while losing Don, his contributions have been seminal. Thank you Don.
Reply from Don Luskin: "The archives are all still on my server, so any permalink from the past will continue to work as before."
Which means that if you have or find a link to a specific post, it'll take you to it. I haven't tried one yet, to see if one can get a searchable archive that way.