"The Road to Serfdom" is one of my favorite books of all time. It is also on the bestselling lists because of some media mention. Here is a great version of the book in cartoon fashion, very suitable for children of all ages.


And speaking of McChrystal, one of my favorite places to surf in the world is New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Best wave in the state, funky beach town vibe, very cool, mellow tropical paradise. It also has more shark bites than any place on the planet . It's a rather disconcerting feeling when I'm out on the water and realize that I'm not at the top of the food chain.

Victor Niederhoffer comments:

About McChrystal and the good surfing versus the sharks reminds one of selling premium or buying the big downs.

Pitt T. Maner III writes:

And Jeff's odds are not too bad. Last fatality in the cooler waters off the Brevard/Volusia Co. area was in 1934 despite 339 documented attacks in the 1882-2009 time frame. Benchley unfortunately got us all thinking negative thoughts every time entering the water in the early 70s… as did a co-worker in the early 90s who had a shark nip story.

Map of Florida Shark Attacks





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  1. Sam Humbert on June 29, 2010 5:39 pm

    Ironically the booklet referenced by MOTU, the cartoon version of Road to Serfdom, with its warnings about central planning, is, per its colophon, “Reproduced from a booklet published by General Motors, Detroit.”

  2. Gary Rogan on June 30, 2010 1:13 am

    It’s actually so exciting to be traveling the road to serfdom and testing out every one of Hayek’s assertion. What a genius! It’s too bad that we have forgotten that he and his followers actually proved Keynes wrong, because Keynes has been magically resurrected as a bigger, tougher Keynes who isn’t afraid to deficit spend in good times and bad. Or is it SURF-dom? It’s just like surfing with the sharks, with one particularly big shark keeping it’s mouth open right where the wave is taking you. I think we are actually on the road to SLURP-dom.


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