Archive for April 5th, 2018

Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

Entrepreneurship in American History – Imprimus

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By John Steele Gordon The following is adapted from a speech delivered in San Diego, California, on November 15, 2013, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum on the topic “Markets, Government, and the Common Good.” The word “entrepreneur”—one who undertakes, manages, and assumes the risk of a new enterprise—comes from the French, where it literally means “undertaker.” — perhaps […]

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Don’t Walk Away

Don’t Walk Away

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 In 1986, John Piper nearly quit as minister of a large church. At that time he admitted in his journal: “I am so discouraged. I am so blank. I feel like there are opponents on every hand.” But Piper didn’t walk away, and God used him to lead a thriving […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

“[T]he more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer … [taking] away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence of somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age and sickness.” Benjamin […]

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April 5th in History

April 5th in History

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Albert of Montecorvino Ethelburga of Lyminge Derfel Gadarn Gerald of Sauve-Majeure Juliana of Liège Maria Crescentia Höss Pandita Mary Ramabai (Episcopal Church (USA)) Ruadhán of Lorrha Vincent Ferrer […]

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April 5th… Good Morning

April 5th… Good Morning

on April 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 5, 2017. On this date in 1774, Benjamin Franklin showcased his devilishly clever wit — and radical sympathies — in a pseudonymous letter-to-the-editor of The Public Advertiser, a prominent London newspaper. Titled “An Open Letter to Lord North” (Britain’s incumbent prime minister), Franklin made a series of ironic suggestions about how the British government might […]

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