I hope The Wake finds you well, and I hope that I have at least a little something of value to say to you as a reward for visiting; time is valuable and I hope not to waste yours. At the very least, I hope an amusing Irish folk song (see below) will brighten your day before you move on to activities you find more valuable than reading my blog.
Attempt to justify Usury #1: because the money would be put to profitable use elsewhere should I not lend the money to another, I am entitled to compensation for my loss of profit. Translation: assume that I would make a profit on some unspecified investment. I am entitled to an amount of compensation which is … More When the Terms of the Contract Contradict Your Argument