Author Archives: Alvin Plummer

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!

Urban Leopards and Wild Dogs

Having a leopard in the neighborhood may seem a terrifying prospect, but the reality is that large predator may save your life.A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment suggests that leopards in Mumbai, the … Continue reading

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The Free Trader and the Corporate Line II

ONE: Dangerous Enemies Most free traders don’t need to worry about a dedicated hunter, someone who hates them to the extent of setting up an elaborate trap – and willing to take temporary losses – for the chance to make … Continue reading

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The Free Trader and the Corporate Line

I was recently reminded on how corporations like to load up burdens on small, agile competitors “for the health, safety, and benefit of the public”. It’s generally cheaper for the small operator to fight than flee, failing this, then the … Continue reading

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Ancylus Lake, and Neptune

Ancylus Lake is a place that does not exist… but used to. I wonder how many other changes in the land a Traveller should expect. The rate of change can be fast, or slow; connected by ancient ruling families, or … Continue reading

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Variations in Aristocracy

The Hedgehog Review, in a recent article, noted the basic failing of our own ruling class: Here we have the meritocratic delusion most in need of smashing: the notion that the people who make up our elite are especially smart. … Continue reading

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Overnight Shipping

Quite interesting, especially for aspiring star shippers.

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Dimension X!

Science Fiction radio in the 50s: a world we youngun’s can’t really know, but we can glimpse, thanks to YouTube. Everyone knows The Veldt, but The Lost Race has a nice Traveller feel to it, and could be worth 30 … Continue reading

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