The Corporate Law Group

Welcome to 2021

We’re quite interested in what historians will make of 2020 a hundred years from now.  Today we will focus on the good in a year dominated by fear and hatred.  Feed those beasts and before long they’ll eat you too.

It’s still true that the best things in life are free.  That the best things in life aren’t things.  That we are all blessed in many ways by the family and friends around us.  Even in a year where we have been lied to that being around those friends and family is toxic and will kill you.  If we live constantly in fear, we will never live.  What’s the point?  If everyone were always afraid of the world around us we would never know the names of Shackleton, Hillary, Armstrong, McAuliffe, or Earhart.

Undeterred, in 2020 our clients still closed financings, hired folks, filed periodic reports, merged, licensed, grew, etc.  A great year for our clients disrupting, creating, making all of our lives better in hundreds of ways. Life always finds a way and people are infinitely creative.  We love the people we have the privilege of working with.  Congratulations to all!!

2020 Events and 2021 Expectations: 

Early in 2020 we lost Neil Peart and Brit Roger Scruton and we will all be much poorer for it.  Even if you’re not a drummer or a philosopher.

Enjoyed seeing the great Stanley Clarke.  Here he is soloing at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2003, or you can listen to his beautiful theme song to Boys N The Hood.

2021 will bring us the 17 year cycle of the Brood X Cicadas.  They will swarm Washington DC and if we are lucky they will eat all the food and the humans will have to leave that desolate town for many years.  One can fantasize.

We’re still loving our monthly Beurre Box subscription.  If you don’t have one, you can get it here.  I just have to figure out how to keep the rest of the family from poaching my box.  Maybe I’ll need to get two!

If Covid-21 hasn’t yet reared its viral head, we may get the Olympics in Tokyo.  Lord knows they need it.  Their sovereign debt is 235% of their GDP, their economy can’t figure out how to grow and they’ve lost several decades in a row now.  They have shown us the path to destruction and, unfortunately, we are still barreling down it.

A few weeks ago some lowlife stole about 45 pieces of original artwork from the family of late, great, comic artist John Buscema.  May justice be swift for these cretins.

We enjoyed reading The Forgotten Depression by James Grant about how the government did nothing in response to a massive depression in 1921 that lasted only 18 months; Not Free America by Mike Donovan, a leftist alarmed by the increased tyranny and brutality of the State; The Panic of 1819 by Andrew Browning about our first depression made worse by the Second Bank of the US; and The Parasitic Mind by Gad Saad about the death of common sense.  All worth a read.

Enjoyed more videos by Rick Beato.  If you like any music, at all, check out his channel here.

In 2021 we should be launching the James Webb Space Telescope and, in February, our Mars rover Perseverance should land in the Jezero crater, just north of the Martian equator.  That means Mars will likely not attack until 2022.

We enjoyed hermeneutics with The Complete Groot Exhaustive Bible Commentary.

We reread The Fatal Conceit by Hayek.  This quote sums it up:  “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”  Think we’re wrong?  Read Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.  Or ask the Uber Drivers who had to pass Prop 22 just to keep working in freedom, after the nannies of California tried to ruin the gig economy.  The only real business of government is unintended consequences.

We’re still waiting for pardons for Julian Assange, Ross Ulbricht, Edward Snowden, and everyone in prison for a non-violent marijuana crime.

If we have one goal, wish, resolution for 2021 it is that we will always operate out of love, grace, and kindness, with a recognition that we all share so much in common, eclipsing the shallow, insignificant bits that divide us.  Peace!