As I’m following current events unfold at home in the evening, I’m thrilled at the education I’m joyfully receiving in history, economics, and politics. I had rare tastes of this in High School and was largely oblivious after as I focused on Physics in University.
I read the words and watch the speeches of the politicians and analysts recorded that very day. I try to understand the theories of economics and business cycles by reading online at the Mises Institute some of the original works that led to the various schools of economics thought; Keynesian, Monetarism, and Austrian. I stumble upon a fascinating book “The New Deal in Old Rome” writing in 1947, subtitled “How Government in the Ancient World Tried to Deal with Modern Problems” that energizes my enthusiasm for discerning universal principles and themes underlying society through the ages. I quickly and easily move large amounts of money between vastly different investment types. I have the ability to buy almost anything from anywhere in the world and have it show up on my doorstep.
Other than the human mind, heart, will and spirit, I think the Internet is probably the most powerful force available for individual Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.