of subjective valuation, and with all respect to Mr.
Conger, here is an attempt at a list of our own.
Good & Evil for XBox,
I know books should come before video games, but Christmas is
for the kids, right? BG&E follows the adventures of Jade,
a young woman from the planet Hyllis, who becomes involved in
a rebel movement to expose a conspiracy within Hyllis’ government
tied to attacks on the planet by a mysterious alien force. It
is an action/adventure game in the same vein as the Legend
of Zelda series, but with a much deeper (and timely) story
involving corruption, politics, and the ultimate power of a free
press. Recommended for Teens and above.
Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for Game Boy Advance. What
is essentially a farm simulation becomes a great lesson in economics
as you utilize you're know-how of efficiency, decision-making,
and time-preference to bring a profit to your farm. There are
only so many hours in the day to work between sunrise and sundown,
so effective use of time is crucial. Whether you're planting and
tending to the crops, or ignoring crops to focus on your farm
animals – it all comes down to making decisions on how to
use your time effectively. The game is open-ended, and even contains
the possibility for romance as you try to woo one of the many
belles' in town. Recommended for Everyone. Be sure to keep your
eyes out for Harvest
Moon: A Wonderful Life, coming to the GameCube in January
of Liberty by Llewellyn Rockwell. Burt Blumert gives
us a little insight into the book: "This is Rockwell at his
best. The Rockwell who muffles ‘loud-mouthed’ statist, talk-show
hosts. The Rockwell who turns commie environmentalists green.
The Rockwell who is quick and funny — and deadly — when tossed
into the lion's den. The Rockwell who brings a steel-edged consistency
to the defense of liberty. Speaking of Liberty IS pure
Myth of National Defense edited by Hans-Herman Hoppe.
Eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on the market provision
of security. Includes essays by Luigi Marco Bassani & Carlo
Lottieri, Walter Block, Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Erik von
Kuehnelt-Leddihn, and Joseph R. Stromberg.
Economy, and State, Scholar's Edition by Murray Rothbard.
Illusion of Victory: America in World War I by Thomas
Fleming. This book is too important to miss.
Ryder BB Gun. As Benton Enomoto says: "Shooting a
Daisy teaches you discipline. And discipline makes you a champion."
M-60 Toy Machine Gun. It is getting harder and harder to find
toy machine guns. But, take a look at Realistic
Toy Guns, "your friendly neighborhood toy gun dealer,"
for a variety of Uzi's, M-16's, AR-15's, MP5-A4's, AK-47's, and
even grenade launchers.
Prius to reduce your dependency on oil. I (Justin) know
I would get immense pleasure and satisfaction knowing I would
not have to make as many trips to the gas station.
is the Love CD-Single by The Black Eyed Peas. Wow,
a hip hop song with a good message. KRS One is not alone in the
world after all.
- A new
suit, special thanks to Jeffrey
Tucker's Austrian Eye for the Civilized Guy.
on earth and amnesty from taxation. Maybe we should start
to LRC to keep it going all year round.
diamonds for the lady in your life, and to help bring down
the De Beers monopoly while you're at it. Available from Apollo
Diamond or Gemesis.
Can't Take It With You DVD, directed by Frank Capra.
A true classic based on the 1937 Pulitzer Prize winning play by
Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Capra reportedly described the play
as one “whose witchery was so entrancing, wild horses couldn’t
have dragged [him] away from the final curtain.” Lionel Barrymore
addresses God at the dinner prayer as “sir” and speaks eloquently
on why it is great to be alive. Moreover, an anti-tax message,
hilarious antics, and showcasing the unrivaled talents of Jean
coins from Bert Blumert's Camino
of God DVD. A rarity in today's world, a really good
movie. Obviously, it didn't come out of Hollywood. Co-directed
by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, it is a stunning
portrayal of the violence and desolation in the "favelas"
first edition of Human
Action by Ludwig von Mises.
- Red wine
for your health. Maybe a Burgundy, a Bordeaux, or a St. Emilion;
but perhaps you'd be wise to stick to wines from a harsher climate,
packed with more reservatrol.
- An island,
not too far from civilization, to embark on a pure market experiment
and show the world how it is done.
Festivus, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Merry Kwanzaa, and a Happy