I’m a big fan of Gary North. Initially, it was his theonomic writings. Later, it was his economic commentaries (a few of which I have put to audio). Gary North is also of the Austrian school and a regular contributer to the Von Mises institute (mises.org).
Ben and Jeff both subscribe to his site: GaryNorth.com and claim they have saved abundantly more than the $14.95/month subscription fee. The site also offers a number of free articles and a ‘tip of the week‘ (which are quite random). As I occasionally frequent the site, I found the ‘tip’ below which I decided to try:
Aug 30, 2008
I have worn glasses since the age of 8.
These days, I need trifocals: distance, computer screen, book. Each has a different correction.
I have a pair of glasses for my computer screen. I have another for books in my lap.
At $100 a pair or more, people do not buy extras.
These days, you don’t need to pay $100 for a pair of backup glasses. You can buy them as cheaply as $8.
The Web is price competitive. Here is an example.
http://zennioptical.com/cart/home.phpFor back-up glasses, you don’t need the name of some famous person on them. You don’t need style. You just need to see . . . and find where you left them last.
I accidentally crushed my only pair of glasses months ago. Then I destroyed them further with super glue when I made an attempt to ‘repair’ them. As such, when I remove my contacts at night I struggle a tad with my vision.
So I placed my order for a sweet pair of $8 glasses! When they come (if they come), I will supply an update to confirm if they were actually worth the purchase. Gary’s reputation is on the line here.