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An Economic Disaster Of Our Own Making

January 20, 2013

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“The quality of U.S. fiscal institutions has deteriorated. Recent actions by Congress and Presidents indicate no willingness to recognize limits to debt and to engage in fundamental fiscal reform. They have reacted to each deadline, such as the recent fiscal cliff, by taking minimal action and delaying fundamental reform that would stabilize the debt ratio. […]

The Greatest Movie Line Ever!

September 16, 2012

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Ingratitude

September 1, 2012

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The Roman Statesman and Philosopher Lucius Anneaus Seneca believed that ingratitude should be a crime dealt with and punished by the State. Although most all today would disagree that the former should be the case, most today would agree that we live in a time where ingratitude is certainly rampant. Seneca in his book on […]

A Lesson From The Not So Distant Past

January 4, 2011

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This is Rudolf Havenstein. The name probably means nothing to most people. However, during the hyper-inflation in Germany that commenced after WWI.,  this man was the President of the German Central Banking System.  He held essentially the same position that Ben Bernanke holds in the U.S. today.   When Germany needed more money to fight WWI. […]

From Whence Cometh The Rage?

December 19, 2010

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The news this week, as every week,  is full of stories about people venting their rage against their fellow-man.  An individual walked into a school board meeting, drew graffiti  on the wall and then pulled a gun and shot at school board members from point-blank range. We hear of road rage with people taking shots […]

Obama’s Plan For Financing Healthcare

December 5, 2010

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This is not an idea that is original to the President.   This method is frequently used by State and Local Government to finance Public Education and the building of  “Roads to Nowhere”.     Thanks to Rube Goldberg for his on target assessment of the arcane and Byzantine methods that politicians come up with to  make people […]

Judgement Day Approaches

August 26, 2010

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The following article from the Washington Examiner is an interesting report that shows just how out of touch the Democratic Party has been concerning the wishes of the American public: For Obamacare supporters, judgment day approaches By: Byron York Chief Political Correspondent August 23, 2010 (AP File) Say you’re a Democratic member of Congress. You […]